Water Heater Maintenance Tips

No homeowner wants to do without hot water during the winter. A water heater breakdown could occur if it is not maintained properly. Below are some maintenance tips that will keep your water heater in tip top shape this season.

Set the Temperature to 120 Degrees
In the wintertime, it is a good idea to set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. That way, you will have access to hot water that will not scald your skin. It’s a win-win situation!

Insulate the Water Heater
Want your water heater to retain heat more efficiently? If so, consider putting a water heater jacket or blanket on your unit. It will help your water heater retain heat more efficiently.

Give It Some Space
Like any other heat-generating appliance in your home, it is important to give your water heater some space. It is important to keep all items, objects and materials at least 2 feet away from the unit.

If you are interested in having your water heater maintained by a professional, turn to the NATE certified technicians at Air Treatment Company. Best of all, an annual water heater tune-up can extend the life of your equipment and save you money on energy costs. Call (703) 270-0881 to schedule service.

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