With the winter ramping up, experiencing a hot bath and washing dishes with hot water is frequently luxurious! However if one’s water heater is taking a long time to warm the water, everyday life can be irritating and the winter time can seem to be even colder. It really is extremely important, if there is an apparent variance in one’s water heater’s effectiveness during cold weather, to get the water heater looked at by us. Even so, there are actually various upkeep tasks which any homeowner may take on that may drastically impact the efficiency of the water heater, and help avoid the need for a Cypress Water Heater Repair.
The very first thing one should do if having a hot water issue is to check the environment nearby the water heater. If the water heater is placed in a basement, especially an unfinished basement, it might be too cold. It will benefit the hot water heater and, as a result, the water that enters one’s home, to have the vicinity surrounding the water heater well insulated and not drafty. Furthermore, the hot water lines which take the hot water from the water heater to the taps in the house could be becoming cold and cooling down the water on the trip. It’s easy to place pipe insulation around the piping, and the result may be tremendous!
Dip Tube Servicing
Most water heaters have a dip tube, a small tube at the base of the tank which allows cold water into the tank while not cooling the stored hot water around the top. The dip tube is plastic, however, and can break or fracture. If the dip tube is worn out, cold water could get into the hot water storage, which could lead to the water running in the house to be colder than preferred. Luckily, it is quite easy to replace most dip tubes.
Water Heater Blankets
These uniquely manufactured blankets cover the water heater and keep the temperature of the water regular. One may need to think about a water heater blanket if the water heater is cooler to the touch. If a blanket is required, one should be able to move the temperature setting lower a bit as the blanket can heat the water, around 10 degrees over where its set.
In cases where these maintenance duties are tested out and one is still having an issue with the temperature of the water, give us a call! One of our professionals might need to look at the heating element or pilot burner. It doesn’t matter the issue, we shall get ones water heater performing at top efficiency quickly!
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