Hot water is essential to our daily routines. Taking showers, washing our hands, cleaning dishes and clothing all use hot water. On average, in a single-family home, the water heater is responsible for about 17 percent of the total energy use, according to the Department of Energy.
We serve homes from King/Snohomish Counties to Central Washington to install and service tank and tankless water heaters, ensuring they’re operating and the highest energy efficiency levels.
About Tank/Storage Water Heaters
Tank Water Heaters are also referred to as Storage Water Heaters. Whether your home uses natural gas, oil, electricity, or propane; conventional storage water heater tanks for single-family homes typically hold 20-80 gallons of hot water in their reservoir. When hot water is needed it is released from the top of the tank. Coldwater is then drawn into the tank to heat up and replace the water that was used. Learn more about Tankless Water Heaters alternatives.
Water Heater Tank Maintenance
The easiest and cheapest way to save money on water heating expenses is to alter your behaviors. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, scrubbing dishes, shaving your legs, or lathering your hair. Turn back on the hot water when ready to rinse!
Having your tank installed & maintained by professionals like Lifetime Heating & Cooling can have a huge impact on the longevity of your equipment and your heating bills. The proper installation relies on many factors such as fuel type, code & safety requirements, and local climate.
Problems with your Water Heater
Regular maintenance ensures your water tank continues operating smoothly and efficiently. Check the owner’s manual for suggested maintenance recommendations & timings. Common suggestions include:
- Flush four cups (a quart) of water from the storage tank every three months
- Have the temperature and pressure valve checked every six months
- Have the anode rod inspected every three to four years
If you’re hearing any knocking, booming, or other strange noises you might be overdue for maintenance.
Lifetime Heating & Cooling is here to help provide these or any other necessary maintenance on your water heater.