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Water Heater Update

1st Home & Commercial Services

Signs You Need to Flush Your Water Heater

As seasons change, your home’s plumbing may need attention. Common signs that you may have a problem with your water heater include:

  • No hot water
  • Inadequate hot water
  • Low rumbling or popping noise
  • Higher pitched whining
  • Rotten egg odor
  • Rust colored water
  • Water leaking around the base of the heater

1st Home and Commercial Services recommends flushing out standard gas and electric water heaters once a year to remove sediment. This preventative care can extend the lifespan of the water heater. Flushing a water heater will also make it operate more efficiently, saving gas or electricity.

At 1st Home and Commercial Services, we repair and replace all types of water heaters, including standard gas and electric water heaters, re-circulating systems and tankless water heaters, also referred to as “on demand hot water heaters.”

Choosing a Water Heater

If you are considering replacing your water heater or are planning a new project, you may want to learn about the different types of water heaters. Tankless water heaters generate hot water on demand more quickly than standard water heaters. If you replace the water heater in your primary residence, you may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $1,500. Contact us at 1st Home and Commercial Services to learn more about energy efficient water heaters or click here to apply for a tax credit.

Learn about water softeners and how to improve the quality of water throughout your home in the next installment of Plumbing Insights, brought to you by the experts at 1st Home and Commercial Services.

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