Debunking Common Water Heater Myths

Water heaters are often referred to as the hidden heroes of every home, as they provide necessary hot water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning. However, there are many misconceptions surrounding water heaters that can lead to confusion and unnecessary expenses.

The experts at C&C are here to debunk four common misconceptions about water heaters to help you make more informed decisions about your system!

Myth 1: Water Heater Maintenance Isn’t Necessary

Some homeowners believe it isn’t necessary to schedule water heater maintenance regularly because they are self-cleaning. However, sediment buildup from minerals and debris can accumulate at the bottom of the tank, reducing efficiency. If your water heater has not had a flush or received any maintenance, it may be time to schedule the appointment.

Myth 2: Turning Off Your Water Heater When Not in Use Saves Energy

Although it may seem like the most logical decision to turn your water heater off when you are not using it, it is unnecessary. Most modern water heaters are designed to maintain a steady temperature, and constantly turning it on and off can increase energy consumption and wear out the heating elements faster.

Myth 3: Hot Water Tank Size Doesn’t Matter

Contrary to popular belief, the size of your hot water tank does matter. An undersized tank may not be able to supply enough hot water to your household when you need it most, leading to cold showers and constant frustration. If you are unsure what size water heater is the most suitable for your household needs, talk to a professional.

Myth 4: DIY Water Heater Repairs Are Safe and Effective

While it is understandable to try and save a buck by performing household tasks and repairs on your home, we recommend leaving water heater repairs to the experts. Attempting DIY repairs without proper knowledge and experience can be dangerous and may even void the manufacturer’s warranty. In this case, tackling issues on your own will likely lead to an even bigger headache.

Don’t let common myths about water heaters cloud your judgment regarding maintenance, efficiency, and performance. By separating fact from fiction, you can make smarter decisions as a homeowner and ensure reliable hot water for your home.

If it is time to schedule your water heater installation, maintenance, or repair appointment, the plumbers at C&C Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electric are here to help. Just give us a call at 732-860-2660 or visit us online to schedule your appointment for your Central New Jersey home.

Scroll to Top