Repiping Professionals, we understand that your
water heater will not last forever. Our Los Angeles technicians what homeowners to
learn adequate maintenance techniques in order to get the most out of
their water heaters before they expire. With proper water heater maintenance,
you may be able to avoid breakdowns, reduce scaling, lower energy bills,
and even increase the lifespan of your water heater.
The following are common ways to maintain your home’s water heater:
Lower your water heater’s temperature. In most homes, the temperature setting of the water heater is set at 140°F.
It’s important to understand that 140°F is hotter than necessary
and isn’t the temperature setting you need to kill off specific
bacteria. The ideal temperature is 120°F, which is enough to prevent
bacteria from multiplying.
Insulate your water heater. Another easy way to maintain a water heater is by insulation. Generic
water heater covers or blankets are available to cover the entire system
in order for less heat to escape, which means that the conserved energy
can go towards actually heating the water.
If all else fails, contacting a professional technician is your best bet.
He or she can inspect and maintain your water heater to ensure that your
system is running at peak efficiency by flushing scale from the water
heater, checking the temperature and pressure valve, inspecting the anode
rode, and providing even more tips to properly maintain your particular
water heater model.
If you’re looking to replace your current water heater,
contact Repiping Professionals and
request an estimate on a new tankless water heater today.