With the winter at its peak, getting a hot bath and washing dishes with hot water can often be luxurious! However if one’s water heater is taking too long to heat up the water, daily life may be annoying and the winter months may seem even colder. It really is really important, if there is an obvious difference in one’s water heater’s effectiveness during the winter months, to get the water heater evaluated by us. Nevertheless, there are various servicing tasks that any homeowner may take on that could considerably affect the performance of the water heater, and help avoid the need for a Tempe Water Heater Repair.
The first thing one should do if experiencing a hot water concern is to check out the area near the water heater. If the water heater is situated in a basement, especially an unfinished basement, it may be too cold. It would definitely benefit the hot water heater and, subsequently, the water that makes its way into one’s home, to have the region around the water heater well insulated and not drafty. Furthermore, the hot water pipes that take the hot water from the water heater to the taps in the property might be getting cold and cooling down the water on the journey. It is very simple to place pipe insulation around pipes, and the affect could be massive!
Dip Tube Preservation
Nearly all water heaters have a dip tube, a little tube on the bottom of the tank that lets cold water in the tank without cooling the stored hot water along the top. The dip tube is a plastic material, though, and can break or fracture. If the dip tube is damaged, cold water may get into the hot water storage, which will lead to the water going in the home to be cooler than desired. The good news is, it is rather easy to change a lot of dip tubes.
Water Heater Blankets
These types of uniquely made blankets go around the water heater and keep the temperature of the water regular. One might want to think about a water heater blanket if the water heater is cooler to the touch. If a blanket is needed, one will be able to turn the temperature setting lower a little bit as the blanket will heat the water, around ten degrees greater than the temperature its set.
If every one of these maintenance tasks are tested out and one is still having a problem with the temperature of the water, call us! One of our professionals may have to look at the heating element or pilot burner. It doesn’t matter the problem, we will get ones water heater operating at top efficiency quickly!