Most of the time, your water heater chugs right along, heating your water and running as it should. Most people don’t even think to check on it or have it serviced regularly, but they should. If your water tank develops a leak, it can lead to not having hot water or, even worse, flooding. At HD Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, we provide residents with water heater installation, service & repair in Palm Coast FL. We would also like to share some tips that can help prolong your hot water tank’s life.
Insulation Can Help
You can purchase specially made insulation jackets for your water heater. This can reduce heat loss by as much as 45% and save on your water heating bill. It can knock off up to 5%. Insulating the pipes leading up to the water tank is a good idea as well.
To extend the life of your tank, have it serviced annually. This allows your tank to be flushed, which removes residues from the heater. Residues can lead to corrosion, which can eat through the water heater walls and cause leaks. Your anode rods should be checked annually as well to make sure they are in good shape. Again, these can rust and go bad.
Keeping the temperature at around 120 degrees is optimum. For every 10 degrees that you turn down the temp, you can save around 5% in energy costs. All you need to adjust the temperature settings is a screwdriver.
At HD Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, we can assess your water heater to ensure it works properly. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, it may need to be replaced. If you need a new water heater, we can help you choose the one right for you. Let us provide all your needs regarding water heater installation, service & repair in Palm Coast FL. For more information, contact us at (386) 999-3299.