Getting Your Water Heater Spring-Ready
If you have already started some of the spring cleaning projects around your home, it is important to not forget about maintaining your water heater. There are many home renovation projects that are popular during springtime including cleaning out the garage, painting and even landscaping the backyard, but in all your excitement don’t make the mistake of forgetting about your water heater. You need to give your water heater attention this spring to ensure that it lasts another season.
Even if you aren’t a professional, there are a few easy ways that you can maintain your water heater on your own:
Choose a Specific Temperature
Setting your water heater to a specific temperature is important. You want to select a temperature that makes sense, but will also help you save some money on energy costs. The best temperature for your water heater during the spring is 120 degrees. Always check the temperature to make sure that your water heater has not been tampered with unknowingly.
Check and See if the Pilot Light is On
This simple tip is reserved for homeowners that have a gas water heater. Just make sure that the pilot light is lit and burning blue. As long as the light is on and steady, you should not have any issues with your gas water heater at the moment.
Drain Your Water Heater Tank
The biggest step that you need to take when maintaining your water heater is to drain your tank each spring. Over time, the sediment in your tank can accumulate, which can impact how effectively your water heater functions. If you want your water tank to run efficiently for a long period of time, it is essential that you take the time to drain the tank.
Be Proactive with Your Water Heater
Do you have more questions involving the maintenance of your water heater? If you feel that you could be dealing with a larger issue, it might be a good idea to call in the professionals. At Knoxville Plumbing, we offer a variety of services and specialize in water heater maintenance. Keeping your water heater in good shape is important and could save you a substantial amount of money in the long run. If you need a brand new water heater this spring, it is important that you are aware of the requirements that are being altered this April.