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Is Your Hot Water Heater Ready for Winter?

No one likes taking a cold shower during the summer months, so just imagine that happening in the winter here in Oxford, OH. There can be a few reasons for your hot water heater not producing the hot water you need, but one of the best ways to avoid a scenario like this at all, no matter what type of hot water heater you use, is to schedule maintenance for your hot water heater. The experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling can help you properly maintain your hot water heater – all you have to do is call and schedule an appointment!

Why Is Maintenance Important?

It doesn’t matter what kind of hot water heater you have. Every hot water heater is an electro-mechanical appliance that needs to be maintained in order to stay in good working order. Professional maintenance helps your hot water heater achieve better energy efficiency, better overall performance, helps prevent repair and helps extend the life of your hot water heater by keeping it in the best shape possible. However, to achieve these benefits it is important that only a trained expert handle your hot water heater.

What Happens During a Hot Water Heater Maintenance Appointment?

Your Bartels Heating & Cooling technician will perform a number of tasks that require expert knowledge of hot water heaters. First, he/she will start with a thorough inspection of your unit to see if any problems have developed. Small things like a dirty electrical connection can be taken care of during the appointment but if something larger is amiss, you’ll be alerted so you can schedule a separate repair appointment. Once your system has been thoroughly inspected, any debris blocking the hot water heater will be moved and all venting equipment will be checked (if your hot water heater uses venting equipment). All electronic connections will be checked and if you have a storage tank water heater, the dip tube will be checked and the tank will be flushed. The burner or heating element will also be checked for both safety and performance.

When you hire the pros at Bartels Heating & Cooling to conduct annual maintenance on your hot water heater, you won’t have to worry about taking a cold shower during the winter!

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