With the winter weather in full swing, getting a hot bath and washing dishes with hot water can be luxurious! Although if one’s water heater is taking too much time to heat up the water, day to day life can become annoying and the winter months may seem to be even colder. It’s really important, if there is an apparent variance in one’s water heater’s effectiveness throughout cold weather, to have the water heater assessed by us. Even so, there are a few servicing tasks which any homeowner could perform that might significantly affect the performance of the water heater, and help prevent the necessity of a Katy Water Heater Repair.
Care Tasks to Boost Katy Water Heater Efficiency
The first thing one ought of do if encountering a hot water issue is to examine the environment nearby the water heater. If the water heater is situated in a basement, in particular an unfinished basement, it may be too cold. It would certainly benefit the hot water heater and, subsequently, the water that goes into one’s house, to have the vicinity surrounding the water heater well insulated and not drafty. In addition, the hot water pipes that take the hot water from the water heater to the faucets in the property might be getting cold and cooling down the water on the journey. It’s super easy to wrap pipe insulation around the water line, and the affect can be significant!
Dip Tube Servicing
Most all water heaters contain a dip tube, a little tube along the base of the tank which lets cold water into the tank while not cooling the stored hot water along the top. The dip tube is plastic, however, and can break or fracture. If the dip tube is cracked, cold water could get into the hot water storage, which will cause the water running into the residence to be colder than expected. The good news is, it is pretty simple to replace a lot of dip tubes.
Water Heater Blankets
These uniquely made blankets cover the water heater and keep the temperature of the water consistent. One might need to think about a water heater blanket if the water heater is cooler to the touch. If a blanket must be used, one should be able to turn the temperature setting lower slightly as the blanket can warm the water, up to 10 degrees above where its set.
In case every one of these repair tasks have been tried and one continues to have a problem with the temperature of the water, call us! One of our experts might need to examine the heating element or pilot burner. It doesn’t matter the concern, we will get ones water heater performing at top efficiency fast!