How Can You Maintain Your Water Heater?Want to know what you can do to improve water heating in Middletown? Then please consider the following pieces of advice:
- Drain Tank Water: The water supply in your storage tank runs the risk of being contaminated with sediment. This can make hot water incredibly hazardous to drink or use. Make a plan to drain the storage tank every so often to keep clean water in and contaminants out.
- Consider Storage Type: It’s important to know what type of water you have so you can meet its demands accordingly. Water heaters can come with a storage tank or be tankless entirely. Also pay attention to the name of the water heater’s manufacturer, as it will give you a clearer sense of what maintenance works needs to be done.
- Adjust Water Heater Thermostat: You can save up to 5% in energy costs if you turn down the temperature on your water heater’s thermostat. Hot water during the fall and winter may be nice, but it can cost you money on high energy costs just to heat water, especially if it’s an older water heater.
- Test Temperature-Pressure Release Valve: Make sure to test the temperature release valve at least once a year. Quickly discharge it two or three times. Also be on the lookout for any leaks coming from the valve. If it appears damaged enough to the point where it can longer serve any use, then please call Jones Services for repair or replacement.