We can help you effectively maintain your water heater.
Your water heater is an important home appliance that ensures you always have hot water for showering, bathing, doing laundry, and doing dishes. Because you don’t want to deal with frequent repairs or a water heater that requires premature replacement, it’s important to make water heater maintenance a priority.
At Smart Choice Plumbing & Air Conditioning, LLC, we recommend the following water heater maintenance tips:
- Every few months, make sure your water heater is set to an appropriate temperature (usually around 120 degrees). This helps prevent scalding and can save energy.
- Sediment can accumulate at the bottom of your water heater tank over time, which can reduce its heating efficiency. Periodically flush the tank to remove this sediment according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Lift and test your water heater’s pressure relief valve at least once a year to make sure it’s working properly.
- Regularly check for leaks around your water heater, including the connections and valves. Address any leaks promptly to prevent water damage to your home.
- If you have an older water heater, consider adding an insulation blanket to help retain heat and improve energy efficiency.
- Keep the area around the water heater clear of clutter and any combustible materials. This ensures proper ventilation and allows for easy access during maintenance and inspections.
If you need help with water heater maintenance for your home in Wellington, Florida, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how to properly maintain your water heater.