Maintenance of your water heater does not have to be expensive or time consuming, and it can prolong its life and prevent emergencies. Let PR Plumbing show you how to take care of your water heater and keep it running for a long time.
1- Drain a Quarter of the Tank
To remove sediment and debris, drain about a quarter of the tank a few times a year. Disconnect the cold water supply, connect the garden hose to the drain valve, and run water into a bucket until it is clear.
2- Check the Anode Rod Before Winter
Experts recommend checking the anode rod every 3 years to see if the outer layer of magnesium has corroded away and the steel core is visible for 6 inches or more. A new rod is required if that’s the case.
3- Set the Temperature to 120°
The temperature should be set to 120 degrees to protect your water heater and reduce your regular energy costs.
4- Insulate the Heater
You might want to consider insulating your electric water heater if it is very warm to the touch. Water heater insulation can reduce standby heat losses and water heating costs.
5- Tighten Joints and Valves
Tighten up loose components with a wrench. It is possible to extend the lifespan of your hot water heater in your home by doing this one thing.
Do you have water heater trouble? We can help. Call (905)-429-9622 today.