Proper maintenance of your water heater can often increase its efficiency and allow it to run longer, in addition to avoiding downtime. A annual repair test on your water heater makes reasonable sense with today’s high price of supplies and plumber fees to ensure that it continues to provide you with effective, efficient service.
Follow this repair checklist:-Gas units-Check by lighting a match for good ventilation, blowing it out by keeping it close to the vent housing, and checking that the flue is drawn. Find additional information at Premier Plumbing and Air.
Fuel Systems-Take a peek at the pilot lamp. It is supposed that the flame can fire steady and blue.
Remove the fire from the shield and ensure that the burner is operating correctly. Switch up the thermostat when observing from a discreet distance and ensure that the flame burns blue and steady.
—Check that the thermometer is set at the recommended setting of 120 degrees.
—By inserting a bucket under the pipe extending from the device and opening the valve, inspect the relief valve. When open, water can move easily and stop entirely when closed.
You have to flush the tank as well. If permitted to remain, sediments from constant water infilling can take up water space, decrease the availability of hot water, cause a rise in your heating bill, and cause your device to operate harder, decreasing its total lifetime.
Take these measures to securely and efficiently flush the water heater:-Electrical units-Turn off the heater circuit breaker. Gas units-Set to “pilot” the gas power to prevent the burners from igniting.
Connect a garden hose to the drain valve and push either outside or a neighbouring basement drain to the other end.
—Reduce the thermostat and close the flow of water to the device.
–Open the pressure relief valve at the top of the tank, and then open the drainage valve at the bottom. Water will flow through the hose.
–Allow the water to run until it is clear.
–Close the valves, turn on the water supply, and reset the thermometer.
–Open and run any hot water faucet until all air bubbles are gone.
–Restore power to the heater.