One of the best things about having your own place is waking up in the morning to a nice warm shower. It relaxes and massages your sore muscles and helps you get a great start to your day. On the other hand, there's also nothing like waking up, stepping into the shower and getting demolished by a barrage of icy-cold water. Your water heater is important. You use it all the time, even when you're not thinking about it. That big noisy thing in the basement makes sure there is plenty of hot water to go around for your showers, laundry, dishwasher and more. With water heater repair in St Paul on the rise, take these tips from Roto-Rooter and your heater will last a bit longer.
All water heaters break down after about 11 years, on average. They can potentially need to be replaced sooner than that if you don't maintain them properly. Even when you're not around, these heaters are working around the clock to ensure warm water is available. With this kind of strenuous performance, it's a good idea to have your heater checked out once a year by a technician from the manufacturer or a friendly Roto-Rooter professional. They will come out, take a look at your water heater and perform the maintenance needed to keep it clean and working. If you have this done often, you can double the life of the unit and save yourself a lot of money in the long run.
Water heaters will break down very quickly if you are not using water softener properly. You have probably already seen what hard water will do to plumbing. Calcium build-up can ruin faucet heads and stain your shower tile like nothing else. Imagine all that inside of a water heater clogging up all the mechanisms. As long as you keep your softener full of salt and running always, you will cut your heater problems in half.
If you do have to replace your water heater because this information comes to you too late, consider an on demand water heater. On demand water heating units are tank-less and heat the water as it passes through. This saves you money by using less energy to heat your water.
For information on water heater repair in St Paul, give Roto-Rooter a call today.
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