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Winter is around the corner, and homeowners need to start preparing their homes for the cold season. One of the essential appliances that requires attention is the water heater, which is needed for providing hot water for daily use and ensuring comfort during chilly weather. It is crucial to service your water heater before winter to ensure that it is functioning correctly and efficiently. Here’s why:

  1. Performance

The first reason why you need to service your water heater before winter is to ensure it is in good condition. Over time, sediments and minerals accumulate at the bottom of the tank, causing rust and corrosion. These deposits can cause leaks or can even damage the tank. Servicing your water heater involves flushing out these sediments and minerals, ensuring the tank is clean and free of rust. A clean and well-maintained water heater will last longer and will provide hot water efficiently.

  1. Energy Efficiency

Secondly, servicing your water heater will help you save money on energy bills. A poorly maintained water heater will consume more energy. The buildup of sediments and minerals in the tank causes the heater to work harder to heat the water, resulting in more energy consumption. Servicing your water heater ensures it is functioning as efficiently as possible.

  1. Safety

Finally, servicing your water heater before winter ensures your home is safe. A poorly maintained water heater can be hazardous and can pose serious risks to you and your property. Flammable vapor can build up in the tank, leading to a fire. Carbon monoxide can also leak from the heater, causing poisoning. Regular servicing ensures the heater functions correctly, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring the safety of your family.

Servicing your water heater before winter is essential for ensuring it remains in good condition, saving you money on energy bills and protecting the safety of your home. Regular servicing will help to identify any potential issues and to get any problems fixed before they become bigger problems. Don’t wait until winter to service your water heater—schedule your service appointment today with Powell’s Plumbing!

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