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Professional Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters are an essential part of any comfortable, convenient home. Assuming it’s in good condition, you can expect a reliable supply of hot water that you can use for all kinds of things. But like any mechanical system, it won’t always run at peak efficiency. You can help keep your water heater in the best possible condition by investing in routine preventive maintenance. Motta Heating and Air Conditioning is happy to complete exhaustive water heater maintenance in Ellwood City to help keep appliances including your water heater in excellent working condition.

Your maintenance technician can offer regularly scheduled inspections, cleaning and tune-ups to maintain energy efficiency and consistent performance. Such comprehensive maintenance services are available for both tank and tankless water heaters, although there may be differences in the specific tasks necessary.

Interested in getting the most from your water heater? Contact us today at 724-201-0500 to schedule an appointment.

What Does Water Heater Maintenance Consist of?

At Motta Heating and Air Conditioning, we make sure our technicians are trained on both tank and tankless water heaters. No matter which type you have, maintenance can improve every aspect of your water heater’s performance. Our maintenance checklist can include:

Inspections: Your technician should start with a thorough inspection of your water heater to identify any issues or potential problems. Key elements of an inspection can be checking the pressure relief valve, thermostat settings and other components. Sometimes an issue can be resolved with simple tasks like recalibrating the thermostat, which may be necessary if the water isn’t being heated properly.

Cleaning and Draining/Flushing: Over time, sediment and minerals will clog the water heater and reduce its efficiency. Draining the water heater makes it easier to remove any sediment buildup while also giving us the chance to clean components like the burner assembly or heating element.

Quick/Minor Repairs: When damage or other issues are found in the course of our inspection, we can minimize the risk of further trouble by making any needed repairs right then and there. Needless to say, completing water heater repair now usually costs less than a full repair appointment.

Replacement Parts: If a part is about to break, we have access to superior replacement parts to ensure your water heater enjoys the same standards of quality. As an example, the anode rod should be replaced every few years since it’s designed to collect minerals including magnesium, iron, limestone and more.

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Signs Water Heater Maintenance Is Necessary

Homeowners sometimes think they won’t have to worry about preventive maintenance until there’s a problem severe enough to require repair. If you want to minimize this risk, it’s worth learning the signs that your water heater needs maintenance. Here are some of the signs to look out for:


Insufficient hot water

When your water heater struggles to keep up with demand, it’s a sign that your water heater needs maintenance.


Strange Noises

The sudden appearance of noises like popping or rumbling sounds from your water heater could indicate that sediment has built up in the tank and needs to be cleaned.


Leaking Water

Noticed damp spots near your water heater? A leak might have appeared close by, including from the water heater itself.


Musty or chemical odors

Foul smells coming from your hot water heater could be a sign of bacteria buildup in the tank, which requires cleaning.

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Schedule Your Water Heater Maintenance Service Today

Maintenance is always better than dealing with a sudden repair. Schedule water heater maintenance Motta Heating and Air Conditioning today to enjoy reliable access to plenty of hot water. With the right tools and extensive experience completing inspections and tune-ups, our technicians will sustain stronger performance from your water heater. Schedule your appointment by phone at 724-201-0500 today!

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A complete sense of comfort shouldn’t be out of anyone’s budget. Motta Heating and Air Conditioning lightens the load with seasonal promotions, discounts and other special offers. These offers help lower costs for key services, new equipment or whatever else you need for your comfort and peace of mind. Check out our current offers for more details on how to save.

Committed to Comfort from the Very Start

While a long history of service is impressive, nothing is more important to customer satisfaction than a dedication to total comfort. Motta Heating and Air Conditioning considers your peace of mind our top priority, and that hasn’t changed since we first opened our doors. Learn more about our history, and how our communities support us just as much as we support you.