It lacks the “wow” factor of a sleek stainless steel refrigerator or high-tech dishwasher, but a water heater is one of the most important appliances in the home. We rely on it to get our clothing and dishes clean, and to soak up a warm shower or bath.
Water heaters are generally quiet, reliable and efficient. There’s no reason to think about it, that is, until something goes wrong. To keep this appliance in optimal order – and avoid an icy morning shower – we recommend this simple, two-step plan: