Sediment in your water heater can build up, which slows down efficiency by as much as 50 percent.
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Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List: “Most people don’t even ever think about their water heater – until, of course, it’s not producing hot water. The biggest culprit to failure in your water heater is sediment building up in the water heater, which reduces the amount of space in the tank. Every three months, drain out of the bottom of the water heater a quart of water, and that’s going to help get that sediment worked through the water heater and give it a much longer life."
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