The cylindrical thing in your garage, basement or utility closet is more important than most realize. Take good care of it and it will take care of you. In addition to the annual maintenance done by a qualified HVAC company like Capital Heating & Cooling, here’s a few cheap and easy ways to help your water heater last longer and run more efficiently:
• Add insulation around the tank to help keep water warm.
• Set the temperature. Keeping it as low as is comfortable will result in using less energy to keep the water warm.
• Flush the tank.
• Hang a viable anode rod in the tank to prevent rusting inside.
If you rolled the dice and chose to skip water heater maintenance and now find yourself in a fire drill situation needing emergency water heater service, we’re just a call away at 414.384.HVAC (4822). When you call, we WILL answer – day or night.