With the winter ramping up, getting a hot shower and washing dishes using hot water is often luxurious! But if one’s water heater is taking a long time to warm the water, day to day life can get frustrating and the winter season could seem even colder. It really is very important, if there is a clear difference in one’s water heater’s effectiveness during the winter months, to get the water heater evaluated by us. However, there are many upkeep tasks that any homeowner may undertake that might significantly affect the efficiency of the water heater, and help avoid the necessity of a Eugene Water Heater Repair.
The very first thing one ought of do if experiencing a hot water problem is to take a look at the environment close to the water heater. If the water heater is located in a basement, especially an unfinished basement, it might be too cold. It would certainly benefit the hot water heater and, subsequently, the water that enters one’s home, to have the area surrounding the water heater well insulated and not drafty. Furthermore, the hot water pipes which transport 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 is super easy to wrap pipe insulation around pipes, and the impact could be massive!
Dip Tube Preservation
A lot of water heaters have a dip tube, which is a little tube on the bottom of the tank which allows cold water into the tank without cooling the stored hot water around the top. The dip tube is a plastic material, however, and can break or fracture. If the dip tube is broken, cold water will be able to leak into the hot water storage, which could lead to the water going in the home to be colder than needed. Luckily, it is quite easy to replace the majority of dip tubes.
Water Heater Blankets
These types of specially made blankets cover the water heater and keep the temperature of the water continuous. One might need to think about a water heater blanket if the water heater is cold to the touch. If a blanket is utilized, one should be able to move the temperature setting lower a bit as the blanket will be able to warm the water, as much as ten degrees above where its set.
In case all of these repair duties are tried out and one is still having problems with the temperature of the water, call us! One of our specialists may have to check out the heating element or maybe the pilot burner. No matter concern, we will have ones water heater performing at top efficiency rapidly!
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