It is imperative that you maintain your water heater. When most people think of a water heater they only imagine it regulating the hot water in their shower, but your water heater allows you to do laundry and wash dishes, in effect, killing germs properly and keeping your environment sanitary.
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Whether your water heater is in a home or a commercial building, water heater maintenance can extend the lifespan of your unit and improve its overall efficiency, minimizing your overall expenses in the short-term and long-term. At STL Water Heater Pros, we recommend:
You regularly inspect your water heater. Taking a quick examination will help you catch potential issues early on when they are easier for our team to repair.
You have your water heater flush every year. Our team recommends you flush your water heater on an annual basis to remove any sediment that has built up. While this settlement may not physically damage your unit, it will have a substantial impact on its efficiency. For most water heaters, this process is simple; our team turns off the water and the power, drains the water from the tank, let's everything cool down, cleans it out, refills it, and turns it back on.
You should test your TRP valve. The temperature pressure relief valve TPR valve should be tested regularly. Our professionals can run a test on this valve anytime we conduct regular inspections or repairs.
You insulate your tank. St Louis is no stranger to severe weather and insulating your water heater can extend its lifespan by preventing heat escape and helping the unit work as little as possible. Similarly, you can also insulate the pipes to help control fluctuating temperatures and keep your water heater at optimum efficiency.
You keep temperatures low. The original setting on your water heater is likely very high, too high in fact. At STL Water Heater Pros we recommend your water heater be set for temperatures at 120 degrees or lower. Anything higher than this can result in burns and is not necessary for hot water uses.
You should regularly replace the anode rod. At STL Water Heater Pros, we recommend you replace the anode rod every 5 years. This rod attracts minerals in the water that are corrosive and when it wears out, it can damage your tank leading to costly problems.
Use Our Professional Inspection Services
While you can (and should) take a look around your water heater, having our professional services brings to the table the experience necessary to catch seemingly small issues before they become big issues.
With our water heater maintenance services, you can keep your investment in working order for years to come, and prevent serious emergencies down the line. When water heater maintenance fails, repairs and breaks can disrupt much of your daily routine. By using our professionals for water heater maintenance in addition to regularly keeping tabs on your water heater, you can reduce your energy expenses.
Investing time and money now you can prevent costly repairs and replacements in the future. For more information about water heater maintenance, contact our experts at STL Water Heater Pros today at 314-748-0939.