During the winter, you will need access to hot warm water. You will not have access to hot water if your water heater stops working. Luckily, you can keep your water heater in tip top shape with routine maintenance. Below are some tips on how to care for your water heater this season.
Give Your Water Heater Some Space
Like any other appliance that generates heat, it is important to give your water heater some space. Make sure that other objects and materials are at least 2 feet away from your unit.
Set Your Water Heater to 120 Degrees
Your water heater should be set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Setting it to this temperature can help you save 5% on your water heating costs. In addition, it will reduce the risk of scalding.
Insulate Your Water Heater
Even water heaters get cold in the winter! Keep your water heater warm with a fiberglass jacket or blanket. It is also a good idea to insulate the hot and cold water pipes.
There are certain things maintenance can't remedy. In that case, you may need a new water heater. Just call your serviceman from A.B. May. We will drain and dispose of your old water heater, install a new water heater, and test it for proper operation. Call 913-370-4898 to schedule service.
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