A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is the leading choice for affordable local plumbing services and HVAC services in our area. Today, we will explain why hard water and water heaters are not a good combination and explain what you can do to deal with this problem:
The Problem With Hard Water
The minerals in hard water can cause problems for your heater because lime, which is what makes hard water “hard”, will settle to the bottom of the tank. In an electric water heater, lime will build up on the other heating elements, as well. Lime makes it harder for your water heater to function, leading to reduced energy efficiency and increased heating costs.
Dealing With Limescale
As an experienced plumbing service provider, we recommend regular heater maintenance. You can remove lime buildup by flushing the water tank. Leave the valve that’s feeding cold water into the tank on and connect a garden hose to the drain valve at the bottom. Open this valve to flush the heater.
You can also control the amount of heat you use to reduce buildup. Consider setting a temperature limit of 120 degrees. Vinegar can also help with cleaning your water tank and there are water-softening systems available.
We are the leading choice for local plumbing services because of our many years of experience and our licensed plumbers. Our team is fully capable of handling any kind of plumbing problem. We serve many areas in New Jersey including Wall and Freehold, NJ. Call us at (732) 993-7200 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.