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Start Your Year with a Water Heater Refresh

January 23, 2024
Start Your Year with a Water Heater Refresh

Happy 2024! A new year calls for new beginnings. Ring in the year with a brand-new Rheem® water heater or a water heater tune-up. It’s always a good idea to be proactive and regularly check your water heater to ensure it’s meeting your household needs. Read below for some questions to get started.

Quick Annual Review of Your Water Heater – Top Questions You Should Know

  1. How old is your water heater? If your water heater is more than 10 years old, consider replacement or upgrading to a high efficiency model.
  2. Have you verified your water heater’s warranty? Verifying and understanding your warranty sets expectations for future service coverage.
  3. If your water heater is new, have you registered the warranty? By registering your warranty, Rheem can email you important product updates and quickly identify your model details should you call customer support.
  4. Have you performed the recommended maintenance? For tank type water heaters, Rheem recommends an annual flush to remove sediment and anode rod inspection and replacement when necessary. Tankless gas water heaters should be drained and descaled every six months to a year.
  5. When was the last time you’ve had your water heater professionally inspected? Signs your water heater needs maintenance or repair can include running out of hot water, irregular water temperature, water discoloration and unusual noises.
  6. If you have a high efficiency water heater, check to see if it qualifies for tax credits, rebates or incentives. If your water heater qualified for a federal tax credit, make sure to save the receipt, locate the manufacturer’s certificate and file with your 2023 tax return.

Water Heater in Review

Having answers to the above water heater review helps you stay on top of your water heater needs. If your water heater does need service, knowing your water heater details helps plumbers more easily diagnose and resolve issues. Our Find a Pro tool identifies plumbing professionals in your area. Just type in your zip code to see a list of contractors or plumbers who can help with your needs or concerns:


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