Make Your Water Heater Last Longer With These TipsMany people purchase a conventional tank water heater and simply forget about it until it stops working and it's time to replace it.
However, with a few simple water heater maintenance steps you can increase the lifespan of the unit while also making it work more efficiently.
1. Flush the water heater tank annuallyAlmost all water heater manufacturers will recommend flushing the water heater tank annually. Draining the tank will remove the sediment that has collected at the bottom of the tank which will allow the burner to work more efficiently.
Check the manufacturer's instructions for the correct procedure for draining your model of water heater.