Easy Ways To Maintain a Residential Water Heater
Enough cannot be said about the pleasures of a relaxing warm shower. However, for a shower to be warm and comfortable requires having a properly functioning water heater. Here are a few easy ways to maintain your household water heater in the best condition possible. For example, one way to extend the life of any water heater is to simply dial down the temperature. Typically most water heaters today are preset at about 140°F.
Lower Energy Costs Substantially
That said, most experts recommend setting the temperature at about 120°F. This can lower energy costs substantially and also reduces the risk of the young or elderly being burned or scalded. Best of all, lowering the temperature on a water heater is quite simple. All that is required is to rotate the dial on the heater’s gas valve to the temperature desired. Most water heaters today will have an arrow with a raised mark indicating the target temperature of 120°. If you have an electric water heater the process is similar, however it may be necessary to remove a small metal panel that is used to cover the thermostat.
Enjoy Better Water Heater Performance & Substantial Energy Savings
To do this it is best to turn off the power to the water heater at the breaker box. Next, remove the access panel and adjust the temperature. Finally replace the thermostat cover and then turn the power back on at the breaker box. Follow these simple and easy steps and enjoy better water heater performance and substantial energy savings throughout the year. Contact Cardinal Plumbing & Leak Detection today to learn more about Houston water heater maintenance and repair services with a proven track record.