Taking care of your water heater is essential if you want it to work well and last as long as possible.
Follow these tips and keep your water heater in good condition.
1. Check The Temperature
Check your water heater’s temperature. The best range for a water heater’s temperature is between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Higher temperatures can cause a water tank to fail indefinitely if left on high settings. Furthermore, it aids in the accumulation of mineral buildup. Forcing the water heater to operate beyond its limitations can also damage several parts.
If the temperature of your water heater could be at a better setting, adjust it.
2. Inspect The Tank
Inspect the water heater tank for any signs of breakdown or damage. If you see any corrosion, it is a vital sign that a water heater has been damaged or has a leak.
If there is any damage to the water heater tank, it is also essential to have it repaired or replaced. A damaged water heater tank can cause hot water to leak out. Water heater leaks can cause significant water damage to your home if left unchecked.
3. Flush Your Hot Water Heater
You should maintain your water heater by flushing out sediment. Minerals in tap and well water (hardness) cause sediment buildup and calcium deposits in hot water tanks. These minerals get into the hot water tank through the hot and cold water supply valves.
A simple hot water tank flush once a year will eliminate this sediment before it can eat away at the inside walls of your water heater. Don’t drain your water heater; open the drain valve and allow new, cold water to refill the tank. If the heating element runs without being submerged, it will become damaged and need to be replaced.
4. Check for Leaks
Check for leaks around your water heater. If you see any leaks, it is essential to fix them as soon as possible. Leaks can cause the water heater’s heating element to overheat and break down.
5. Inspect Your Hot Water Heater
Inspect your water heater for any signs of wear or tear. If you see any damage, be sure to repair it immediately. Ignoring damage to your water heater can lead to more severe problems down the road.
6. Hire a Professional
If you need help with taking care of your water heater yourself, hire a professional. A professional can inspect and maintain your water heater in a way that will keep it working well.
In short, if you follow these tips, you will increase the lifespan of your water heater.
If you need help with your temperature control, feel free to contact us. We are a family-owned and veteran-run company. Coyote HVAC is proud to help our community.