Many homeowners have been there. You purchase your home and realize the water heater is older than you would have expected. There are some common myths about hot water heaters that are important for homeowners to understand and in this video, we’ll take a look at a few of them to understand how you can help your water heater stand the test of time.
One of the most common myths about hot water heaters is that it’s a good idea to switch from one type of hot water heating system to another.
Usually, this isn’t the case. Your home is designed for one type of hot water system, and switching to another can be an expensive and lengthy process. Instead, choosing the latest hot water heating system appropriate for your home is a smart way to make an upgrade.
Another popular myth about hot water heaters is that draining your hot water heater every so often can help extend its life. This one is true, according to experts. Hot water heaters tend to collect calcium and magnesium, and draining your heater from time to time can allow these deposits to dissipate, allowing your hot water heater to stand the test of time.