As the air begins to feel crisp and the warm summer weather transitions to a nice fall chill, you will rely even more on your water heater for warm, relaxing showers and baths. Not only that, but as families spend more time in their homes because of the global pandemic and cooler days, your water heater may be getting a bigger daily workout. Therefore, it makes sense to start thinking about routine maintenance to increase the efficiency and lifespan of this important household appliance.
Getting to know your water heater
How much do know about your own water heater? For example, do you have a standard unit or a tankless one? What is the best way to ensure that your unit is functioning efficiently? Where does the hot water for a shower or washing dishes come from? If you feel overwhelmed, don’t worry. Hire a trained professional, like our team members at MoreVent, to perform routine maintenance on your water heater before winter’s cold temps hit! Until then, here are a few tips for readying your system for colder temps.
One routine maintenance exercise homeowners can do is flush their water heater. As your appliance works hard throughout the year, it also gathers sediment. Flushing the tank and replacing it with clean water is one way to clean it. Adding insulation, such as special blankets for the tank and sleeves for the pipes, can help with energy efficiency, especially in older units. Reducing the water temperature on the tank to a reasonable level can be not only safer for children but also give your water heater a much-needed break.
These are all things that a homeowner can do to help maintain a properly functioning water heater. As with all household appliances, however, nothing can replace the eyes and knowledge of a trained professional. The best way to increase the lifespan of your appliance is to ensure proper, routine maintenance.
The professionals at MoreVent are happy to help you with your maintenance and servicing needs. We offer full services for both standard and tankless water heaters, and our team members have a wide range of knowledge to assist you in maintaining a properly functioning unit and, therefore, a happy family with warm showers on chilly fall mornings!