Hot Or Cold? Secrets To Making Sure That Your Water Heater Always Works
Water heaters aren’t luxury items, they’re necessities.
Don’t agree with me? Try taking a shower in below-zero weather and you’ll tell me differently.
These literal lifesavers don’t come without their share of problems, however.
Before you buy a water heater there are a few things you need to know about them.
- Water heaters are subject to rust and sediment buildup.
Over time, water particles can gather and settle where they shouldn’t. This, if left unchecked, causes problems that can be avoided.
- To function optimally, the water heater needs to be the appropriate size.
A water heater that’s too small will be worked beyond capacity and be destroyed prematurely. What can kill it even faster is too much water pressure. A water heater that’s too small pushing water pressure above 80 psi is a recipe for disaster.
- Water heaters work best when they’re less than 12 years old.
When a water heater is past its prime it won’t heat the water as it should. Additionally, poor quality air combined with the age of the heater can cause it to explode.
These may seem like some pretty big problems, but are no cause for undue worry — they’re problems that are expected and can be avoided with the proper maintenance. You’ll need the help of professionals to install, maintain, and repair or replace your water heater.
With regular inspection, you’ll be able to diagnose any problems that your water heater has and find the best and quickest solutions for them. If there are problems with water pressure, your repairman can suggest a replacement of the temperature and pressure valve, and to avoid the buildup of mineral particles a good repairman will tell you to flush your heater every year.
The last thing you want this winter is to have problems with your water heater. Understanding the importance of making sure that it’s working optimally should be your priority. While you’re doing that, you can save money to purchase a few extra Christmas presents by making sure to take advantage of offers for free estimates.
If you’re from Arizona, then you know how cold the weather can get in some parts of the state. Water heaters that aren’t in proper working condition can stop working at any time and that time is usually the most inconvenient for you.
Pay attention to the warning signs: water that’s not warm enough, leaking around the overflow pipe area, low pressure and anything else that seems off.
Get it looked after.
It’s during those moments when we have to do without the things we’re accustomed to that we realize how much we take them for granted.
Don’t be without warm water this winter, let professionals make sure that your water heater is working at its best!