Water Heater Services in Hudson Valley
Water Heater Repair & Replacement in Newburgh
Water heaters are easy to forget about because they are often located out of the way in your laundry room, closet, or in your garage. They silently and consistently put out hot water without giving us any trouble most of the time, which is why it’s easy to forget about them until something goes wrong. The Hudson Valley water heater experts from Royal Class Service are here to help whether you need simple repairs or a complete water heater installation.
Water Heater Maintenance
Very often, tank failure and leaks within a water heater are due to rusting. However, proper installation, maintenance, and adjustment will keep your water heater rust free and operating at peak efficiency.
You can also install a water softener system that will remove the particles that cause scale in water heaters and plumbing pipes, which will add years of service to your system.
To make your water heater more efficient and save a little money on your electric bill, buy a water heater jacket to place around your tank. It will slow down heat loss through the tank. While you’re at it, insulate any exposed hot water pipes. Before installing insulation, check with the manufacturer of your heater to see if they recommend it.
Follow these steps to ensure a healthy water heater in your home:
- Check that your tank’s anode rod has sufficient sacrificial metal remaining on its steel wire core. Replace it when necessary.
- If you have copper or brass water heater connections (hot, cold, and recirculation loop lines), change them over to dielectric unions and plastic lined steel nipples. This will reduce electrolytic corrosion.
- Make sure the bottom of your tank is sediment free. When sediment accumulates in a gas heater, it forms a barrier between the water and the flame, slowing heat transfer.
At Royal Class Service, our skilled technicians are ready to assist you with all of your water heater needs.