With the winter weather ramping up, experiencing a hot bath and washing dishes using hot water can often be luxurious! However if one’s water heater is taking too long to heat up the water, everyday life can get aggravating and the winter season can seem even colder. It is really important, if there is an apparent variance in one’s water heater’s effectiveness through cold weather, to get the water heater looked at by us. Even so, there are a few maintenance tasks that any homeowner may attempt that may significantly affect the performance of the water heater, and help avoid the necessity of a Flower Mound Water Heater Repair.
The first thing one ought of do if encountering a hot water concern is to check out the area nearby the water heater. If the water heater is placed in a basement, in particular an unfinished basement, it might be too cold. It would certainly benefit the hot water heater and, consequently, the water that makes its way into one’s residence, to get the area around the water heater well insulated and not drafty. Furthermore, the hot water lines that carry the hot water from the water heater to the taps in the house may be becoming cold and cooling down the water on the journey. It’s easy to wrap pipe insulation around the water line, and the affect may be significant!
Dip Tube Care
Many water heaters contain a dip tube, which is a little tube at the bottom of the tank that allows cold water in the tank without cooling the stored hot water near the top. The dip tube is plastic, though, and can break or fracture. If the dip tube is broken, cold water may get into the hot water storage, which will lead to the water running in the residence to be cooler than expected. Thankfully, it is quite simple to change the majority of dip tubes.
Water Heater Blankets
These types of uniquely made blankets cover up the water heater and keep the temperature of the water constant. One may need to think about a water heater blanket if the water heater is cold to the touch. If a blanket must be used, one will be able to move the temperature setting lower a little bit as the blanket will be able to heat the water, up to ten degrees above where its set.
If every one of these servicing duties were tested and one is still having problems with the temperature of the water, give us a call! One of our experts may need to have a look at the heating element or maybe the pilot burner. Regardless of the issue, we will have ones water heater operating at top efficiency swiftly!