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How safe is your water heater?

How safe is your hot water heater? Check these three things, to stay safe 1 3 R Temperature Space Maintenance Keep your hot water heater's temperature around 120 degrees to avoid scalding, especially if you have young children. Test the safety valve once a year. Let it drain completely Proper venting is essential with a new water heater. Maintain at least two feet of to flush the sediment from clearance around the water the unit. heater for proper ventilation. How to Flush Your Water Heater Over time, sediment buildup will cause your unit to lose efficiency. Extend the life of your water heater by giving it a periodic flush. It will not only increase efficiency and reduce bacteria but help you save on your energy bill! 3 Turn off the water supply. shut off the electricity to the water heater or the gas 5 Drain the water by opening the drain valve. Caution! The water will be hot, so handle with care! Drain the tank completely to remove sediment. if it is a gas-powered hot water heater. 4 Turn off the cold-water After the tank drains, close the tank inlet to the water heater. drain valve and remove the hose. Then close the pressure relief valve. 3) Hook up a garden hose to the tank's drain valve. 7 Turn on the cold water supply. On the opened tap, turn it off once the cold water begins to flow. Relieve system pressure by 4 opening a tap on a nearby fixture - a bathroom faucet, for example. After all spigots are closed, turn the water heater back on. 2. Seven Facts About Water Heaters Here are a few fun facts about water heaters you may not know! About 20-25% of your home's to heating your water. Because heating water is such a big chunk of your bill, it is important to get a hot water heater that is energy efficient. energy bill goes The very first hot water heater was manufactured in England in 1868! Electric water heaters are, on average, more expensive to operate than gas-powered water heaters. When water enters your tank, it is usually about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. A hot water heater needs to be drained regularly, at least twice a year, to prolong its life. Most hot water heaters have a life expectancy of 10-12 years. Although there is a perception that tankless water heaters provide “instant" hot water, it is not literally true. The water in the pipes traveling to the tap is allowed to cool when the tankless water heater is not in use, resulting in the infamous "cold-water sandwich." brought to you by Water Los Angeles Tankless Water Heaters & More

How safe is your water heater?

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Over time, sediment buildup in your home water heater will cause unit to lose efficiency. See this water heater infographic to learn more on how to stay safe and maintain your water heater in a good shape.


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