1. Lower the temperature setting on your water heater.
Many water heaters'
default setting is over 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Most professional
plumbers recommend a temperature setting of about 115-120 degrees. This
lower setting will help reduce the chances of your water heater
overheating as well as save you up to 5% on your energy bill.
2. Inspect the temperature and pressure relief valve (T&P valve).
The T&P valve is the safety valve on your water heater. If the
water heater was to continue to heat water, even after reaching the set
temperature, it could lead to an explosion from the built up pressure.
To prevent this, excess pressure and temperature is expelled through
this valve to keep your water heater running safely. You can inspect the
valve in three easy steps
3. Perform a mini-flush on your water heater.
time, sediment builds up in your water heater tank. This sediment can
both corrode your tank and decrease your water heater's efficiency. To
prevent these problems, you need to regularly flush your water heater.
How often you need to flush it will depend on the hardness and acidity
of the water in your area. Here's a quick how-to guide for flushing your
4. Wrap your water heater tank in an insulating blanket.
An insulating blanket around the tank of your water heater, as well as
insulating any exposed pipes, helps reduce energy consumption by
decreasing the amount of standby heat loss. This can also extend the
life of your water heater by lowering the demand on it.
5. Get an annual professional water heater inspection/tune-up.
Much like your car, your water heater needs regular maintenance
from certified, trained professionals. Professional plumbers are
trained and know what to look for. They will inspect parts of your water
heater that you do not safely have access to.
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