The hot water heater is one of the most important parts of any home. We use it whenever we shower, wash clothes or clean the dishes. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average household spends up to $600 per year on water heating, accounting for about 15% of utility bills. That makes your water heater the 2nd most expensive appliance in your home, after your refrigerator.
Storage, tankless, solar — no matter what kind of water heating system you use, sediment builds up over time and makes the heater less efficient. It’s important to clean out your heater and wash your filters once per year to remove sediment and prevent it from getting into your drinking water.
In the video below, Aaron explains how to clean out a hot water heater in a few simple steps. Watch for tips on how to stay safe while cleaning your hot water filter.