4 Tips To Maximize The Efficiency Of Your Water Heaterby FORD’S Plumbing & Heating Plumbing Contractors Los Angeles
Water heaters are important for homeowners to carry out routine domestic chores. They are all the more important during winter season when water in pipelines can freeze due to low temperatures. Water heaters allow you to carry on with routine domestic tasks which cannot be performed without water, like washing clothes, utensils, bathing, etc,. Like any other equipment, water heaters too need to be maintained to prolong their lifespan and keep it working in top condition.
Even though you could contact a leading plumbing contractor Los Angeles for water heater repair and maintenance, there are some tips, which are mentioned below, which may help you to have a prolonged life expectancy of your water heater, reduce energy bills and prevent or minimize damage due to water leakage. Read on to know more about these useful tips.
1. Know The Location Of Your Water Heater
You should know where your water heater is and if it is located in an easily accessible space or not, which means that if you get it installed in an attic or basement, it could be little tough for plumbing to reach. Space, where your water heater is installed, should have a proper ventilation and lighting too.
2. Know What Type of Water Heater You Have
Do you know what type of water heater you have in your house? There are traditional and tankless water heaters, natural gas, electric or propane water heaters. You should always note down the model and the serial number of your water heater or at least you should know where this specific information is mentioned in the tank. This is very important as you may need to provide this information if you seek warranty or the services of plumbing contractors Los Angeles for water heater repair and maintenance. It helps to have the knowledge about your water heater.
3. Know How To Shut Water Off
If you're facing a water heater issue of some sort, it helps to know how to cut off water and power supply to the water heater. This is important in case of water leakage from the tank or gas leakage from your water heater. There are a gas shut-off valve and water shut-off valve located near the water heater, you should know the exact place where they are located and how to shut them off. You should also keep certain tools which you can use to shut off both valves. Time is critical when you have water leaking or leaking gas from the water heater.
4. Clear The Area Around Your Water Heater
There are several reasons why you should keep the area around the water heater neat and clean and well-ventilated. A gas-fired water heater needs a good supply of oxygen to burn the gas, and if there's any hindrance to the supply, it will not operate to its full capacity. Also, you should have a good view of the water heater to spot any water leakages from it. If the water heater is hidden from the view, there's a risk of potential water damage and energy wastage.
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