Should Water Heaters Be Flushed and Drained Regularly?
Yes. Annual flushing and draining of your water heater is recommended to promote a long, useful life. Removing sediment that accumulates in the bottom of the water heater improves the water quality, as well as the heating efficiency. Clean water decreases the amount of energy required to heat the water, resulting in lower energy costs. Also, the flushing and draining gives a qualified technician a chance to inspect the heater while the cleaning process is taking place, spotting any impending problems before they become an emergency.