At Polar Bear Mechanical, we recommend scheduling a water heater maintenance appointment at least once a year.
During your maintenance appointment, the HVAC specialists at Polar Bear Mechanical will drain the tank, test the anode rod and run diagnostics to check if any components need to be replaced.
A properly maintained water heater can run efficiently for as long as 12 years. Every situation is unique, and some water heaters may even last longer. It’s important to remember that the better you take care of your water heater, the longer it will last.
Definitely! Maintenance appointments are the best way to prevent issues from occurring. Even if you’re not currently facing any water heater issues, Polar Bear Mechanical will make sure everything is operating properly, and that you won’t face any issues in the future.
In addition to scheduling regular maintenance appointments, you can help maintain your water heater by setting the thermostat to 120 degrees and making sure the appliance has at least 2 feet of clearance.
If your water heater is still fairly new, this is probably due to a sediment buildup in the tank. During your maintenance appointment, Polar Bear Mechanical will run diagnostics tests to make sure it just needs to be serviced. In the event that we think your water heater needs to be replaced, we’ll discuss our findings with you and recommend some new water heater options.