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Maintain Your Water Heater in 5 Easy Ways

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Maintain Your Water Heater in 5 Easy Ways

Water heater maintenance is always part of our liability at home. The expected lifetime of a water heater covers for about 15 years and if it goes beyond, you are fortunate enough. Your maintenance is worthwhile. Depending on how much care you have to keep your water heater running, the efficiency counts on. You can keep it for a longer span of time by following a routine maintenance schedule.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Flush your water heater

It is recommended that water heaters must be flushed at least once a year. This is to make sure that the water is purified at all times especially when there is sediment buildup at the bottom of your tank. Sediment buildup happens when liquid from the tank solidifies because there is not enough hot water. This requires a full flush in order to remove the sediments and other debris because it can be the cause of a muddy appearance of water.

  1. Always keep an eye on the anode rod

An anode rod is considered to a sacrificial lamb for most water heaters. This is of big help because it keeps the metal away from corrosion, so preventing from water heater combustion. It is an outer lining covering in your water heater tank and it can be coated to rust at any point of time. You have to keep an eye on the sacrificial anode rod and as soon as it looks rusty, it requires replacement. Most common mistake people do when maintaining their water heater, is to leave a rusty anode rod which is actually a big mistake. The rusting anode rod can disintegrate the materials from the metal tank, and can often lead to a dispersing rusty water.

  1. Insulate your water heater

Your water heater needs an insulation especially those of old ages to improve efficiency. Insulation blanket can reduce the energy used while your water heater is heating up. This is an important element to offer layers of protection for your water heater.

  1. Maintain the right temperature

Always maintain the right temperature of your water heater. Too much heat consumes more energy and can lead to explosion if bad enough. This can also save energy especially if you set the temperature of your water heater into 120 degrees. Thus, at least 5% of the energy is saved in every 10 degrees.

  1. Familiarise the switches of your water heater

Get to know your water heater aside from where it is located. The switches are the most important control to manage your water heater. It’s always a good idea to know where the switches are especially where to shut it off. If you’re using a natural gas to run your water heater, know where the gas valve is so you can turn it off straight away in case of emergency. On the other hand, if you have an electric one, familiarise the panels so you can easily locate the breaker and turn it off before facing a water heater issue.

If you want to make sure that your water heater is in top working order, maintain it in these 5 easy ways. You should have clear access in terms of maintaining a water heater for your home. This is truly beneficial in our everyday living.

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Dr. DRiP Sydney Plumbers were established in 2000, and today is one of Sydney’s fastest growing and most reputable maintenance plumbing companies. We specialise in rapid response emergency plumbing maintenance. Dr. DRiP’s head office is located in Mona Vale, however we provide a plumbing service to all areas of Sydney.

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