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Hot Water Heater Tips

Your hot water heater will last between 10 and 20 years if it’s properly maintained. If you want to get the most out of your hot water heater, though, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Although today’s hot water heaters are already incredibly energy efficient, there are quite a few simple tasks you can perform on a regular basis that will help you and your family save money and get the most out of the system you have.

If you want to ensure your water heater is working for years to come, then refer to Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for hot water heater tips. Our plumbers have years of experience  and a vast array of knowledge on water heating. They can provide answers to all of your urgent questions!

Why is Water Heater Maintenance So Important?

The easiest way to keep your water heater running for longer is to perform regular maintenance on it. A single inspection of your water heater can vastly improve the way you receive hot water in your home. Keep up with the maintenance, and reap the following benefits:

  • Extended water heater lifespan
  • Hot water 24/7 for all plumbing fixtures
  • Reduced chance of breakdowns
  • Less money spent on repairs
  • Quick, highly efficient water heating

Above all else, you’ll be rest easier in your home knowing you have highly-efficient water heating in your home for the whole family. It’s not just about improving water heating: it’s about improving life in your home.

Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Not sure how to maintain your water heater? Then here are a few tips from our certified plumber to keep your water heating on the right track:

  • Sediment Removal: One of the biggest parts of maintenance is regular sediment removal. The sediment that builds up in your tank includes everything from debris in your pipes to various types of hard metals like iron and lead. It’s not unsafe, but it can reduce the efficiency of your system substantially. The specifics of the procedure may vary from one unit to the next, but in general you will start by turning off the heater. Once that is done, you can drain it using the tap provided on the device. This type of cleaning should be done at least once a year to avoid corrosion or wearing down of the parts inside the heater.
  • Insulation for Your Tank: The easiest way to reduce your hot water costs is to insulate your water tank. By covering the tank with insulation, you can significantly reduce the amount of energy required to heat your hot water, and that will bring your bills down as well. Energy won’t be lost quite so quickly when the hot water isn’t being used and the system won’t be forced to work so hard to reheat it. Proper insulation should be used to avoid any potential fire hazards and to reduce heat loss. A professional heating or plumbing expert can help you choose the right insulation for your particular system.
  • Proper Temperature and Heating Source: The default temperature on many hot water heaters is 140°F. However, that’s much higher than you need it to be. In fact, anything above 120°F will burn you, so why keep your water heater turned up so high? Showers, cleaning clothes, and dishwashing can all be done with 120°F or less. When installing your hot water heater, consider the cost of the fuel you will use. Gas hot water heaters are by far the most efficient of the three major types on the market. Electric water heaters are quite energy efficient as well but the cost of the electricity itself is typically much higher.
  • Heat Pump Support: If you have a geothermal or standard heat pump installed, you can use the excess energy drawn from your home during the summer months to heat your hot water. Many hot water tanks provide a way to introduce alternative energy sources to the heating elements. Make sure to ask about this option when your technician installs your hot water heater or during a regular maintenance visit. It will likely reduce the cost of hot water for 2–4 months out of the year.

If you want to learn more on how you can maintain water heating, call Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today for hot water heater tips. Our plumbers are masters of their craft, so don’t be afraid to ask them any questions!

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