How old is your equipment? Newer water heaters are designed to be more energy efficient than older models, so it may be time for an upgrade if your solution is older than 15 years. If you’re not ready to invest in a newer model, make sure your water heater is set no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature ensures energy efficiency and prevents scalding.
Your equipment collects calcium and sediment as it ages. These elements settle at the bottom of the tank and cause plumbing issues like blockage, which makes your heater work harder to heat the same amount of water. Flush your water heater to reduce buildup and prevent loss of water pressure, pipe bursting, and other severe plumbing problems that occur due to a lack of spring plumbing maintenance.