How to Maintain your Hot Water Heater

Hot Water Heaters are those things we all have, but never think about until something goes wrong. Here are some useful tips to help keep your hot water heater working properly throughout the year, which will can help save money down the line.

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Tips and Tricks for maintaining your hot water heater:

1. Need to drain every six months

There are some great online 'how to' articles about flushing your hot water heater. Check them out for step-by-step instructions, and make sure to read your maintenance manual before starting.

2. Keep it clear of debris

This includes dust, pieces of cardboard, and paint cans, etc.

3. Don't use the hot water heater closet for storage

We're all a little short of storage space, but storing items in your hot water heater closet can damage the equipment and increase the risk of fire.

4. Put an insulting wrap around your hot water heater

Keep the heat in and the cold out!

5. Check the expansion tank for pressure

Look at your maintenance manual for specific instructions on what pressure is right for your tank. The wrong pressure can cause damage that might be pricy to fix.

 

Posted on June 3, 2014 and filed under questions answered, Tips and Tricks.