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Benefits of draining your hot water heater

Benefits of draining your hot water tank

  • November 10, 2023
  • Tips

Your hot water tank is one of the hardest-working appliances in your home and it’s easy to take it for granted. You use hot water for bathing, hand washing, cooking, washing dishes, doing laundry, and so much more. So, it’s important to give your hot water tank a little TLC every now and then. One preventative maintenance task you can perform to extend the life of your water tank is to drain it based on manufacturer's specifications.

Here are some reasons why you should flush your hot water tank.

Improved efficiency

As sediment builds up in the bottom of the tank, the heater must work harder to produce the desired volume and temperature of hot water. This, in turn, increases your energy costs, which reduces efficiency of your appliance.

Corrosion buildup

Hard water deposits can also lead to corrosion, which can weaken the structure of the tank. The result will be leakage or a rupture, which will run up your water bill and eventually lead to needing to prematurely replace the entire tank.

Scale prevention products

Columbus is a hard water town. Hard water leaves behind mineral deposits known as LIME SCALE on plumbing components like those in your water heater. Over time, this scale buildup can cause EQUIPMENT FAILURE and SHORTEN THE LIFESPAN of your home's plumbing equipment.

ScaleRX disrupts the formation of lime scale using its patented TGP process to prevent the crystallization of calcite. This process transforms the calcite into aragonite which is less likely to stick to surfaces and flows freely through plumbing systems.

ScaleRX can be installed on any residential tank or tankless water heater. Testing has shown that ScaleRX is 76% effective removing lime scale deposits on copper heating elements and is 4Xs more effective than the leading electronic scale reduction device.

Let Atlas Butler Handle Hot Water Tank Maintenance

You can drain your hot water tank yourself, or you can rely on the trusted plumbing professionals at Atlas Butler. Our techs can look at your hot water tank to verify that all the components are working and drain the tank of sediment and debris that will shorten the life of your hot water tank. Contact our plumbing team today at 1-800-FURNACE to schedule a hot water tank maintenance appointment. We’ll keep your showers hot and your hot water tank running smoothly.

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