How to Maintain Water Heaters?

Whether you use a gas water hater or an electric water heater, it requires equal amount of maintenance. There is maintenance available in every city. Water heaters tend to slack in their performance after a certain point of time. This problem is absolutely solvable without the need to actually purchase a new water heater. All you have to do is a little maintenance.


How do I know when it is time to do the timely maintenance my water heater?

It is very simple. If you start hearing funny noises from your water heater or if the water coming from the tap has reduced flow suddenly, then you can blame your water heater. Another way of finding out that your water heater needs maintenance is raised electricity bills. But, you obviously do not want to wait till your electricity bills are spiked. In this case, you can go to a regular maintenance for the water heater.

What do I exactly do when I have done for the maintenance of the water heater by myself?

There are a lot of things that you can do to increase the efficiency of your water heater. Let us look at one of them.

Drain the sediment: Every water heater forms sediment over time. It is a very natural procedure but affects the performance of the water heater tremendously. This is because the minerals and sediments get stuck on the walls of the water heater or sometimes saturate the faucets, etc. This is when the faucets emit lesser water or the water flow from the tap is improper and slow. It is important to clear these sediments and minerals from the water heater.

What happens in a gas water heater? The sediments formed get stored in the water heater slowly corroding it and decreasing the overall shelf life of the water heater. When this happens, it takes a pretty long time for the water to hear, consequences, affecting the power consumption and the electricity bill.

What happens in an electric water heater? In an electric water heater, there are electrodes namely the anode and the cathode. The anode is built for the purpose of corrosion. The anode corrodes over time and saves the water heater. But again, if the water is heated above 120 degrees, along with the anode, the water heater also gets corroded. If this happens, then over time, the water heater's life is reduced and it takes unusually long for the water to heat. If it takes longer for the water to heat, then it affects the electricity bill indirectly as well.

What do I do about it? It is very easy to drain the sediment from the water heater. First see to it that the main switch is turned off, then connect a garden hose to the base of the tank and release the pressure valve. The water will start flowing, releasing all the sediments with it.

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