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The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

What would happen if you never changed the oil in your car again? It would most likely start to need costly repairs from all the wear and tear. That’s why we all perform regular maintenance on our vehicles. The same is true for the water heater in your home in Salt Lake City.  Whether you have a tankless hot water heater or a hot water tank system, having your water heater regularly inspected and tuned-up is a great way to make sure that it is reliable and efficient. Below, we’ve presented some of the reasons why water heater maintenance is so important.

Increased Efficiency

Over time, things wear down. It’s a fact of life. As your water heater ages, its parts start to wear down. This makes it have to work harder to in order to heat the water in your home. As it works harder it uses more fuel and costs you more money. When you have your water heater tuned-up regularly, the technician will lubricate moving parts, clean it and repair any minor issues that they find. All of this will slow the aging process and allow it work at peak efficiency.

Reduced Repairs

Another benefit of regular heating maintenance is that it can potentially reduce the amount of costly repairs that are needed. When you have a professional technician regularly inspecting your water heater, they can find small issues before they turn into larger problems. Not only can this potentially save you water heater repair costs, but it can also save you from water damage due to leaks.

Extended Life

Many water heater replacements that we perform started from small problems. With regular maintenance, these issues can be nipped in the bud before they end up destroying your whole water heater.


With regular maintenance, your water heater technician can spot any potentially dangerous problems before they cause any damage to your home. For example, sometimes combustion gases can start to leak into your home if you have a gas-fired water heater.

If you’re interested in scheduling water heater maintenance for your home in Salt Lake City, call the experts at Design Comfort. We have years of experience offering water heater services in the entire Salt Lake City area. Give us a call today!

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