We use hot water every day for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. That's why it is important to keep your water heater maintained all year long. Here are some water heater maintenance tips everyone should know:
It is imperative that you know what kind of water heater you own. There are natural gas, electric or propane water heaters. In addition, there are storage tank and tankless water heaters.
Be aware of how to turn off the water supply and the power supply for your water heater. You will need to know how to do this whenever your main water supply is turned off, when there is a water leak, or if you won’t be using your water heater for an extended period of time.
Like any other appliance that generates heat, it is important to give the unit some space. Make sure that other objects and materials are at least 2 feet away from your unit.
Make sure that you drain the water heater at least once a year. Over time, sediment builds up on the bottom of your hot water tank on the burners. That means that the water tank must heat through the sediment before the heat reaches the water. This unfortunately wastes energy and money.
You should also be checking your anode rods annually. The anode rod is a part of your hot water heater system that is located in the tank. It acts as a "bodyguard" for the tank because it gets "beaten up" by water corrosions and protects the tank from rust.
An annual inspection of your water heater by a professional can ensure that it is running at peak efficiency. By making a habit of this, problems can be easily fixed before they become very large fixes.
There are certain problems that water heater maintenance can't fix. In those cases, you may need a new water heater. We will drain and dispose of your old water heater, install a new water heater, and test it for proper operation.
For water heater maintenance, repair, and replacement services, call 913-370-4898 to schedule an appointment.