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Why Is Annual Water Cylinder Maintenance Important?

17 Jun 2019
It is tempting to forget about your water heater, particularly if it is working just fine. After all, out of sight is out of mind. And, if the cylinder is functioning just fine, why worry about it in the first place? While that might seem like a common-sense approach, it is the wrong one to take. Your unvented water cylinder actually needs annual maintenance just like any other system in your home. Why, though?

Improved Safety

Perhaps the single most important reason to invest in annual water cylinder maintenance is to ensure the safety of your home and family. While unvented cylinders are completely safe to use as long as they are installed properly and maintained correctly over time, they do carry some risks. Without proper annual maintenance, those risks grow.

Improved Efficiency

Another reason to consider annual water cylinder maintenance is that it can increase the efficiency of your system and ensure that it is in peak condition at all times. This offers you two primary benefits. First, improving the system’s efficiency may actually equate to reduced power consumption and reduced operating costs. So, you could save money over time. Second, improved efficiency means that your system is working properly, that the risk of a breakdown is minimised, and that you’ll experience fewer costly surprises.

Catching Small Problems before They Become Major Hassles

Your water cylinder is just like any other piece of equipment in your home. It is subject to wear and tear over time and will eventually need components replaced. At some point, hopefully years in the future, the cylinder itself will need to be replaced. With an annual maintenance plan, you get regular inspections, which helps to catch small problems before they become large ones. This ensures that you are able to maximise the lifespan of your water cylinder, saving you a considerable amount of money over the years.

Maintaining Your Warranty

Finally, you will find that having an annual maintenance plan for your water cylinder is essential to maintaining the manufacturer’s warranty. This applies to both the tank warranty and any extended warranty that you might have purchased along with the tank. If you cannot prove that you have had the water cylinder maintained properly over time, the manufacturer/warrantor will not honour the warranty agreement, meaning that you could be on the hook for a lot more money than you expected.

How to Choose a Maintenance Provider

Of course, you need to ensure that you choose the right water cylinder maintenance provider. Not all companies are the same. Look for a company that has a long history in the industry, as well as a track record of satisfied customers. Ask about the cost of the annual maintenance and what is included in each service. But of course try not to call out an engineer for simple problems that you could troubleshoot yourself.

You should also ensure that technicians are available in the case of an emergency to handle any unexpected occurrences. At Easy Flow, we offer a comprehensive annual maintenance plan that covers everything from expansion relief valve testing to electrical ground checks. Call today at 0161 941 5571.

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