Expansion tanks are used to manage pressure in the plumbing system and can offer several benefits, such as increased efficiency, improved safety, and longer life for your water heater. Let’s take a closer look at why having one is beneficial.

1. Energy Efficiency

The extra pressure created by hot water expansion can reduce the efficiency of your water heater over time, as it has to work harder against this increased internal pressure to heat the water before it reaches its target temperature. By installing an expansion tank in your home’s plumbing system, you can ensure that your hot water heater remains at peak efficiency throughout its lifetime by reducing this added strain.

2. Longer Life Span

By managing excess pressure within the plumbing system with an expansion tank, you can help keep yourself safe from potential explosions caused by overpressure. Additionally, because excessive pressure places undue strain on water heaters, which leads to shorter life spans, having an expansion tank installed in your home’s plumbing will significantly extend the life of your water heater. Without one, pressure can build up inside the unit and cause damage over time, leading to costly repairs or a complete replacement.

3. Protects Your Plumbing During Winter

Cold weather climates can put extra pressure on plumbing and piping systems, making them vulnerable to freezing and bursting. Expansion tanks act as a cushion for the hot, expanding water in your system, which, without this buffer, would undergo pressure and cause damage to pipes, valves, and other components of the plumbing. The expansion tank absorbs pressure during frigid weather conditions, so your pipes never burst. It also keeps the pressure steady, allowing full use of a heating system in any season.

4. It Makes Good Sense

Having a water heater expansion tank installed in your home is essential to keep pressure levels regulated and prevent costly damage over time. Not only does it help ensure consistent availability of hot water without any sudden spikes or drops in temperature, but it also helps reduce energy costs by balancing temperatures between hot and cold pipes throughout your house.

Rely on the Professionals

If you’d like more information or help on having an expansion tank installed today, contact the experts from ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing. From initial consultation through final implementation, we have all your needs covered to ensure your home’s plumbing system is functioning optimally and safely every step of the way. We also offer comprehensive water heater and plumbing services in Bellevue, WA and the surrounding areas. Some solutions include tankless water heaters, electric water heaters, heat pump water heaters, propane & gas water heaters, faucets, toilets, and main water lines. Contact ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing today for exceptional plumbing and water heater solutions.

Meet Evan Niemela: Owner of ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing

Evan first started plumbing in 2006, splitting his time 50/50 with commercial and residential work. He has been involved with all aspects of plumbing, and believes that we should be life-long learners, whether with our careers or in life.

When he’s not plumbing, you’ll find Evan looking for a little white golf ball (generally in the woods or long grass), exploring the mountains and trails in the beautiful PNW or spending time with his wife and seven children.

Evan Niemela Owner of ProMax Water Heaters & Plumbing