Hot Water Heater Tips and Advice
When you think of your water heater, do you just see it as a simple appliance that heats up the water for your shower? While this is one of its functions, there are many more. Your water heater can help save energy and reduce your carbon footprint by storing hot water until you need it in a tank.
There are many water heater related issues in Brooklyn homes, so it’s important to know what you can do about them. The best way to avoid water heater repair is by having your water heating system inspected every year and maintained properly. Here are five things everyone should know about water heaters, hot water tanks, and things consider when taking care of them:
1) Water heaters can be expensive so make sure to get a good warranty!
The water heater is sometimes the most expensive appliance in your home. It’s important to make sure you have a warranty for it, and get routine maintenance on it that includes tank flushing every year or two and checking for leaks at least monthly. Which brings us to our next point!
2) You should have the tank flushed every year or two and check for leaks at least once a month.
You should also know that water heaters can be dangerous if not properly maintained because they hold water under high levels of pressure which may lead to injury from water leakage or gas explosion if not properly installed. However, there are many water heater related issues in Brooklyn so knowing what you can do about them will help keep things running smoothly! The best way to avoid water heater repair/replacement is by having your water heater inspected every year and maintained regularly.
3) If there are any signs that rust has started forming inside the tank, then the tank needs replacing soon.
Rust. We hate to see it! On our cars, our homes and also our hot water tanks. Brown water coming from your faucets is an indicator that your hot water tank is rusting.
Keep your water heater in good condition by using a water softener or adding water rust inhibitor. Rust is one of the most common problems with hot water tanks because they are made up of metal and when water sits in them it can start to oxidize. By treating your water heater with rust inhibitors, you will protect it from rust!
4) There are many different types of tanks available but newer homes tend to go with an electric-powered/tankless one because they’re more efficient than gas ones in terms of cost and cleanliness.
They cost less to run and clean because they don’t produce any emissions while operating, plus the water heater itself doesn’t rust like a metal water tank does! (This means you wouldn’t have to worry about number 3 on our list!)
5) If there is a problem with your water heating system the first thing you should do is call a licensed master plumber.
You should always hire a professional plumber for any job that involves hot water. For a plumber, nothing is more important than safety. That’s why all hot water plumbing work should always be done up to code. At A Good Plumber Inc., we have 3 licensed master plumbers on our team and your safety is our top priority.
There are many things to consider when taking care of your water heating system. For example, if you have a tankless or electric heater, be sure it’s vented properly and installed by an expert to avoid any safety hazards. If you notice the temperature in your home is too hot but don’t know why, make sure there isn’t something blocking the vent on top of the unit. And while this may seem like common sense to some, always check for leaks! These five tips should help ensure that your water heater lasts as long as possible without needing repair and if it does need repair, remember to always a call a licensed plumber in your area!
So there you have it, five tips on how to keep your water heater up and running. If you need help replacing or repairing your heating system in Brooklyn, get in touch! We’ve got the team of experts who know what they are doing when it comes to home heating and plumbing systems!