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Water Heater Tips

  1. Insulate your pipes. Adding insulation to your pipes can help keep the water hot for longer and reduce energy consumption.

  2. Lower your thermostat setting. If you don't need to use super hot water, you can save money by reducing the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees - but make sure it's still high enough to prevent bacteria from growing in the tank!

  3. Invest in a timer or controller. Install a timer or controller so that your hot water heater doesn't run during peak hours - this will save energy and lower your bills over time!

  4. Perform basic maintenance tasks yourself. Many maintenance tasks like changing out the anode rod (which helps protect against corrosion) can be done without professional help - just make sure to follow all safety precautions and contact a qualified technician if problems persist!

  5. Make sure to drain your tank a few times each year. This will help flush out any sediment that has built up and keep it running smoothly.

  6. Install a water softener if your area has hard water. This can reduce strain on the heater, making it last longer and use less energy.

  7. Look for any air leaks around the hot water tank and make sure they're sealed properly, as air bubbles can cause it to overheat and wear down more quickly.

  8. Check your temperature settings regularly - use a thermometer to make sure the hot water isn't too hot or too cold, which can put additional stress on the system and cause parts to fail prematurely.

  9. Keep track of your energy bills over time - this will give you an idea of how efficient your current system is, helping you decide whether a change is necessary in the future!


By taking these simple steps, you can save money and ensure that your hot water heater runs at optimal performance for many years! #HotWaterHeaters #Maintenance

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