What are the most common problems for water heaters?
What’s the right temperature?
For energy savings and ensuring the safety of small children, many consumer organizations recommend setting your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees. However, it’s also important to know that water temperatures below 120°F can enable unhealthy bacteria to grow inside your water heater. So, consider both when determining an appropriate temperature for your home and family.
Picture this. It’s the middle of November on a Sunday morning and you’re deep in a Pennsylvania freeze. Go figure.
You turn on the water, but nothing comes out. Frozen pipe. Maybe it’s your first home or you’re new to the area. Or maybe you’re in a new house and didn’t realize you had an exposed pipe.
With some basic preparation, you can prevent this problem.
Slow drains can feel like a problem that just never goes away. You think you’ve cleared it – and it’s back a week or two later, water pooling in the sink.
Although it may not seem like a big deal, it may be a sign of a bigger problem.
Bathroom sink drains can creep up on you. One day they’re working fine, then the drain begins to slow
How do you prevent your bathroom drain from slowing?
When it comes to your water heater, how do you know if it’s better to do-it-yourself or call a local plumber?
Here are a few guidelines to help you decide.
Strange noises coming from your water heater? Temperature of your hot water fluctuating day to day? Noticing leaks coming from your water heater?
These are all common problems that occur with water heaters. But how do you determine whether it’s time to repair or replace it?
Have you ever turned on the hot water for a shower, only to be in for a surprise when it comes out ice cold?
Now a staple of our homes, the automatic water heater began as a vision.
While Norwegian Edwin Ruud is credited with creating the first automatic storage water heater back in 1889, others had begun the exploration before him.
Topics: Water Heater
You may not know it, but water heaters are built with safety in mind. One of the best examples of this in action is an anode rod.
But what is an anode rod?