With the winter at its peak, having a hot bath and washing dishes using hot water is sometimes luxurious! Although if one’s water heater is taking a long time to heat the water, everyday life may be annoying and the winter time may seem to be even colder. It’s critical, if there is an obvious variance in one’s water heater’s effectiveness throughout cold weather, to have the water heater evaluated by us. Even so, there are actually a few servicing tasks which any homeowner may carry out that might drastically affect the performance of the water heater, and help prevent the need for a Mesa Water Heater Repair.
The first thing one should do if experiencing a hot water concern is to check the area near the water heater. If the water heater is situated in a basement, in particular an unfinished basement, it could be too cold. It would certainly benefit the hot water heater and, as a result, the water that gets into one’s property, to have the region surrounding the water heater well insulated and not drafty. Furthermore, the hot water pipes that bring the hot water from the water heater to the faucets in the home could be getting cold and cooling down the water on the journey. It’s quite simple to wrap pipe insulation around pipes, and the impact may be enormous!
Dip Tube Preservation
Most all water heaters have a dip tube, which is a little tube on the base of the tank which lets cold water in the tank without cooling the stored hot water along the top. The dip tube is a plastic material, however, and can break or fracture. If the dip tube is broken, cold water may get into the hot water storage, which will cause the water running in the house to be cooler than expected. Fortunately, it is quite easy to change a lot of dip tubes.
Water Heater Blankets
These kinds of uniquely made blankets go over the water heater and keep the temperature of the water consistent. One might want to think about a water heater blanket if the water heater is cool to the touch. If a blanket is required, one should turn the temperature setting lower a little as the blanket can heat the water, up to 10 degrees greater than what it is set at.
When these repair duties have been tested and one is still having problems with the temperature of the water, call us! One of our specialists might need to look at the heating element or pilot burner. No matter problem, we will have ones water heater functioning at top efficiency swiftly!