Did you know that regular servicing can extend the life of your hot water system? Hot water system maintenance also ensures your system is running at its most efficient and not costing you more on your electricity bill. But how often should a hot water system be serviced? Let’s find out.
Hot water System Servicing Guide
Finding yourself with no hot water is inconvenient at best. To ensure your hot water system is reliable, it’s important to pay it some attention with regular scheduled servicing. It’s always best to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines as the recommended servicing schedule will vary from system to system and brand to brand. As a general guide:
- Yearly professional service from a plumber (twice yearly if you live in an area with hard water)
- At least twice a year the temperature & pressure relief valve should be tested
- A yearly (twice yearly is better) hot water system flush
Benefits of Regular Servicing & Maintenance
Hot water systems always seem to fail at the most inconvenient times. Avoid the headache and expense of emergency call-outs with regular servicing and looking out for your hot water system. The top three benefits of regular hot water system servicing are:
- Reduce The Need For Repairs
- Increase Reliability
- Increase the life of your hot water system
A hot water system will generally last around 10 to 12 years, so it’s important to watch for signs of wear and act before they cause major problems. Temperature fluctuations, leaks, strange noises and running out of hot water regularly are signs it’s time to call in a plumber.
Signs Your Hot Water System Needs Servicing
Temperature fluctuations, leaks, strange noises and running out of hot water regularly are signs it’s time to call in a plumber. Other signs your hot water system is in need of some professional attention include:
- Changes in water pressure
- Pilot light problems
- Leakage of water from your hot water system
- Your hot water system is making rumbling and banging noises
- Sediment in the water
Refer to your hot water system manual for troubleshooting tips and specific brand and model advice.
Shoalhaven Hot Water Repairs & Servicing
Does your hot water hot system need the attention of a professional? Shoalhaven Hotwater & Elements is able to service and repair almost any make and model of hot water system. Get in touch with us to get you hot water system checked over.