Question: I want to make my water heater last longer. How can I extend the life of my water heater?
Answer: To make your water heater last longer, drain and flush the water heater once a year and have a plumber replace the anode rod once every three years. The time and expense is very little compared to a new water heater and can extend the life of your water heater plus make it work more efficiently.
Get step-by-step instructions on how to drain your water heater.
Get instructions on how to replace your anode rod.