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Consumer Tip Monday, December 1, 2014

PSC Shows Consumers How to Maintain Their Water Heaters

Making sure your appliances are properly maintained and serviced is a great way to get the most for your money. This tip is easy to remember for appliances we see every day, and use often, like our washers and dryers or refrigerators. But what about an appliance that you use every day, but don’t often see… your water heater?

Many homeowners don’t know that your water heater needs to be cleaned out annually. Calcium build up is one of the unseen “dangers” of a water heater, and can cause for the appliance to have to be replaced sooner than you’d expect. Cleaning out your water heater is a process that you can do. Here’s how:

Maintain Water Heaters