If it ain't broke why fix it?


I bought a new condo 4 years ago. Apart from regularly changing air filter, I have not done any maintenance on water heater, furnace or ac. Is there some 'bare minimum' I should be doing? Everything works great, so I am not sure what I need to do.
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On Jul 18, 10:24am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

WATER HEATER, Drain off a gallon or so from the drain on the bottom of the water heater to get rid of any rust or dirty water at least 2 to 3 times a year. what type of heating and ac do you heve????. henry
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On Jul 18, 9:24am, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Hire a pro to clean the furnace and AC and check it out, yearly.
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On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:24:59 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

You don't say what kind of furnace. You'll get much better results here if you ask better questions.
You don't say what kind of water heater. That might not matter much, but you didn't know that when you didn't say.
I cut open my electric water heater after 8 years, never flushed, and there were 2 or 3 tablesspoons of tiny white rocks in the bottom. Clumped sediment, not really rocks. At that rate it was going to take more than 200 years to have too much sediment. Plus some people tell stories about opening the drain and not being able to get it to close again. I myself would do nothing to your water heater, but a prudent person might ask around and find out more about crud build-up in your town or your n'hood, and more about valves that won't shut. Some cities may have real problems with sediment, but I don't know that.
I'm in Baltimore. You don't say where you are, so people can't give answers that relate to where you are.
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