If you want your water heater to last its full life span, you need to take care of it. While it may seem like something that you’re supposed to just ignore and let work for itself, there are a few things you can do to make sure it’s working to its best ability.
- Adjust the thermostat to 120 degrees; the lower temperature, the lower the ultimate price and risk of scalding.
- Drain about a quarter of the tank a few times a year, to get rid of any debris and sediment.
Keep your water heater unobstructed with easy access. This will also be helpful for any technicians who will be servicing your heater.
There are also a few things you should know about your water heater:
- Know what type of water heater you have and keep not of the model and serial number. This will help if you have any questions for service (the technicians and service representatives will be able to look it up and know exactly which model they are dealing with) and also for warranty purposes.
- Know how to shut off the water and the power or fuel supply to the unit. This will be crucial to know if you notice any leakage or if you smell gas.