Let’s daydream a little bit: It’s winter in Calgary, and you’ve spent the night comfy and cozy under your comforter in your bed at home. You wake up, put your feet on the cold floor and make your way to the tub for the most important part of your morning – a nice hot shower. Here’s where this daydream might turn into a nightmare – the hot water you expect to feel from the faucet isn’t warming up at all, because your water heater has bitten the dust!
The nights here in Calgary are getting cooler as the summer temperatures start to fade away in the rear view mirror. Nobody wants to wake up to a home with no hot water, especially with the bitter winters we see here in Calgary. So, what’s the best way to keep this nightmare from coming true in your home? Proper maintenance on your water heater, of course!
The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance
It’s easy to keep your water heater out of sight and out of mind. But as an appliance you use every single day, your water heater needs to be taken care of with regular maintenance.
As the temperatures drop from summer to fall to winter, your water heater is working harder to warm up the water you use in your shower (and elsewhere in your home.) This means added strain on your water heater, and if you haven’t taken the necessary steps to keep it in tip-top shape, you are at a much higher risk of water heater failure. And though Ace Plumbing provides 24/7 emergency services if that were to ever happen, we know you’d much rather not have to spend a single morning in the shower without hot water.
Keeping current with your water heater maintenance means benefits like:
Reliable hot water when you need it
Reduced risk of unexpected breakdowns
Increased energy efficiency and conservation
Lower month to month energy costs
When is it Time to Replace My Water Heater?
We get this question often here at Ace Plumbing from homeowners who are concerned that they have neglected their water heater for too long. There are a few signs that you may be better off replacing your water heater with an updated model (or even a tankless water heater).
If your water heater is more than 10 years old, or has required frequent repairs in the last year it may be time to invest in a newer, more efficient model.
But if you are looking to keep on top of the maintenance from here on out with your water heater (and the rest of the plumbing in your home), consider joining our Club Royale. You’ll rest easy knowing that all of your plumbing maintenance needs are taken care of for a low monthly payment of $12.95!
Trust the Calgary Water Heater Experts
You should be able to rely on your water heater to provide you with that cozy, steam-filled shower, every morning – especially in the dead of winter. Ace Plumbing has got your water heater needs covered, from maintenance to installation. So don’t risk the nightmare. Give your water heater some love and care!