Water Heater Tips
There are a few basic steps homeowners can take to help extend the lifespan of their water heater and maintain it optimal condition. Practice the following few tips to help your tank have a longer life expectancy with lower energy costs:
Get familiar with the type of water heater you own. Is your water heater powered by natural gas, propane or electricity? Check to see if it’s a storage tank version or if it’s a tankless water heater. It’s also smart to note down the unit’s model and serial numbers along with its age and gallon capacity.
Drain your water heater completely once per year. Using the unit’s drain valve and garden hose, empty
your water heater to help remove sediment and debris.
Conduct a yearly inspection of the water heater. Beginning with the top of the appliance, look carefully for any signs of leaks or corrosion on the connected valves and pipes.