Water Heater Maintenance & Installation Services in Sandpoint, Idaho
It can be challenging to find yourself without hot water if you own a business or home. You might not give your hot water heater much thought on a daily basis. In Sandpoint, Idaho, and surrounding areas, High Mark Plumbing installs, maintains, and services water heaters.
Traditional & Tankless Water Heaters
Keeping your traditional hot water heater in reliable condition and extending its lifespan requires regular maintenance. Here are some steps you can take to care for yours:
- Have the tank flushed yearly: This removes sediment that causes wear and tear on your tank and helps it run more efficiently.
- Set the ideal temperature: Your tank won’t need to work as hard to maintain a lower temperature. Keeping the thermostat at 120 degrees provides adequate heat while preventing scalds.
- Counteract Hard Water: If you live in an area prone to hard water, you can add a water softening substance to reduce minerals and sediment, helping your tank to work less and last longer.
- Have your burner checked: Scheduling routine maintenance ensures your burner if performing safely and correctly. The flame color is an indicator—it should be blue. If you notice a yellow or orange flame, it’s best to have it checked since this is an indication that your water heater’s burner is not functioning properly and could be producing carbon monoxide.
Part of taking good care of your water heater is recognizing when it requires service. Here’s what to look for:
- Fluctuations in temperature when the thermostat hasn’t been manually adjusted.
- Reduced water pressure.
- Cloudy or strange smelling water.
- Rusty water.
- Unusual sounds from your water heater.
If you notice these signs, give us a call! We’re happy to restore your water heater to optimal condition.
Call us for a consultation if you have a tankless water heater or would like one installed! Tankless units are on the rise as they offer many benefits, including:
- Energy efficiency: Tankless heaters don’t hold large volumes of water. Instead, they heat water as it’s needed and reduce energy usage, which also lowers your utility bills.
- Never run out of water: Since a home’s hot water supply isn’t being held in a tank, but heated on demand instead, there’s never a concern of “running out” of hot water.
- Smaller footprint: Tankless units are much more compact compared to traditional units, saving you space. Most are installed on a wall, so they won’t even require floor space!
- Longer lifespan: Tankless heaters are more efficient, which means they don’t have to work as hard. For these reasons, tankless units typically last up to 10 years longer than traditional units.
In need of an experienced plumber? Book one by calling 208-217-4753.