Water heater maintenance

May 9, 2013

Water Heater Maintenance: A Must for Your Spring To-Do List

It’s easy to neglect your water heater until it stops working, and by then it may be so far gone that a replacement is necessary. Water heater maintenance will help your water heater last 12 years or more and keep it operating efficiently. Since about 18 percent of your energy bill goes toward water heating, you can significantly reduce your utilities by keeping your water heater in top condition. A comprehensive water heater tune-up by a qualified HVAC professional will […]
March 11, 2014

5 Water Heater Maintenance Tips to Keep Yours Afloat

Storage tank water heaters are a major household appliance and can be expensive to replace, so it’s a good idea to keep your unit running as long as possible. Here are five water heater maintenance steps that you should take to maximize your water heater’s performance and longevity. Set the Temperature Lower. Not only is having the water temperature set too high inefficient, it’s can also damage your tank. Keep the temperature under 125 degrees. Refer to the owner’s manual and […]
October 28, 2014

Think About Having Water Heater Maintenance Performed for the Fall

As the outside temperatures fall, your water heater has to work harder to maintain the proper temperature. Because of this, it is important to perform a water heater maintenance inspection. When you’re ready, follow these tips for optimal performance. Step One: Check Temperature Settings The standard factory temperature setting on a water heater is generally 140 degrees, which is at least 20 degrees hotter than it needs to be, particularly in the colder months. By lowering the setting to 120 […]
November 11, 2014

Tips to Make Sure Your Water Heater Holds Up in Winter

Standard hot water heaters tend to last between eight and 12 years in the average home, and while this has a lot to do with the water quality in your area, taking care of your water heater is also a big factor. To make sure your water heater doesn’t give up the ghost this winter when you need the hot water the most, use these tips to make sure yours is in tip-top shape. Drain a quarter of your hot […]