Tuesday, July 2, 2019

5 Tips For Maintaining Your Water Heater :


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. Over 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 water heater.

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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