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Professional Water Heater Maintenance

Your water heater is a vital appliance and utility for a comfortable, convenient home. As long as it’s in good shape, you can expect a reliable supply of hot water for all sorts of tasks. 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. Freedom Heating & Cooling offers professional water heater maintenance in Birmingham to ensure appliances like your water heater are always in peak condition.

Our team of certified maintenance technicians can provide regularly scheduled inspections, cleaning and tune-ups to preserve energy efficiency and dependable performance. Additionally, such comprehensive services are available for both tank and tankless water heaters, although the specific tasks performed may vary.

Interested in getting the most from your water heater? Call 205-444-4444 to schedule an appointment.

What Does Professional Water Heater Maintenance Involve?

At Freedom Heating & Cooling, 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 how your water heater performs. Maintenance often consists of:

Inspections: Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your water heater to look for signs of trouble. Some of the most important parts of an inspection are checking the pressure relief valve, thermostat settings and other components. Some simpler problems are fixed with basic maintenance tasks like recalibrating the thermostat, which is often needed if the water’s temperature doesn’t seem right..

Cleaning and Draining/Flushing: Sediment buildup in your water heater may reduce its efficiency and eventually cause damage to the unit. Draining the water heater makes it easier to remove any sediment buildup while also making it possible to clean the burner assembly or heating element.

Quick/Minor Repairs: If we identify any issues during the inspection, we can minimize the risk of further trouble by making any needed repairs right then and there. Needless to say, taking care of water heater repair now is often less expensive than a full repair appointment.

Replacement Parts: If any components in your water heater need replacing, we only work with superior replacement parts to ensure your water heater doesn’t suffer a loss in overall quality. For instance, the anode rod should be replaced every few years since it’s designed to attract mineral buildup like magnesium, iron, limestone and more.

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Four Signs Your Water Heater Could Use Professional Maintenance

Homeowners don’t always see the need for preventive maintenance until they’re facing a problem that requires water heater repair. To reduce the risk of surprise problems, it’s highly beneficial to become familiar with the signs that your water heater needs maintenance. Some key things to look for include:


Lack of 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

Found a small pool of water close to your water heater? A leak may have formed somewhere nearby, including from the water heater itself.


Musty or chemical odors

Foul smells coming from your hot water heater often start with microorganisms like mold or mildew.

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Schedule Your Water Heater Maintenance Service Today

Don’t wait until your water heater breaks down to have it maintained. Schedule water heater maintenance Freedom Heating & Cooling today to keep it operating efficiently and safely. With everything we need for thorough inspections and tune-ups, our technicians will help your water heater live a long and happy life. Schedule your appointment by calling 205-444-4444 today!

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A complete sense of comfort shouldn’t be out of anyone’s budget. Freedom Heating & Cooling 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. Freedom Heating & Cooling 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.