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Why Hot Water Tank Maintenance Is Necessary

Why Hot Water Tank Maintenance Is Necessary

  Most homeowners disregard maintenance of their hot water tanks. Servicing your hot water tank is extremely important for a number of reasons hence the need for regular maintenance by HVAC technicians. Here are some of the reasons why hot water tank maintenance is necessary. Build-up of sediment Over time, your hot water tank will accumulate sediment, which is a result of a natural build-up of calcium in the water that looks muddy and settles at the bottom of the tank. The calcium build-up also depends on the hardness of water in the area. The sediment acts as an obstruction between the source of heat at the bottom of the tank and the water that requires heating. As a result, it takes more time for the water to get hot. In order to overcome this, maintenance is a must. HVAC companies do this by draining the hot water tank and cleaning it. Additionally, you save more money on power bills with a clean hot water tank. Clean water Flushing your hot water tank and cleaning it carefully guarantees that the water in your tank is clean. The sediment does not only affect the heating of water but makes your water unclean as well. Therefore, ensuring that you perform hot water tank cleaning at least twice annually or more depending on the hardness of water in your area, will ensure that you have clean water always. A clean hot water tank prevents contamination of your water and consequently prevents you from falling sick. Prevents damage to your tank You may discover some damage to your hot water tank when you...
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