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.
Although water heaters are equipped with several safety features, they can stop functioning properly and, in some cases, explode if not maintained or checked.
While routine checks and maintenance will prevent this, here are three things that can cause a water heater to explode:
While we often focus on the technical specs of water heaters – efficiency ratings, heating mechanisms, or safety features – a good water heater can positively impact your quality of life.
Water heaters serve an important purpose in our home – and are taken for granted until something goes wrong. Then there’s a panic to repair it or buy a new one.
Before you find yourself in a frenzy, a basic understanding of what to look for in a quality water heater is important to know.
Here’s three “must have” features for your next water heater.
A leak from the top of your water heater may be less serious than one from the bottom.
Before you diagnose the problem, the first order of business should be to shut off the gas or electrical circuit that powers the water heater.
Don’t turn off the cold water just yet, as certain leaks can stop themselves without much pressure.
Understanding the basic functions of your water heater only takes a few minutes but can be crucial to preventing or controlling a leaking or malfunctioning tank.
Here are several things to know about your water heater in case of an emergency:
If your water heater is leaking, you can minimize water damage by shutting off the source of water to the tank.
But you need to take some precautions to ensure your safety. To shut off the water heater:
A leak at the bottom of your water heater can be alarming, but often has an easy solution.
First, let’s try to figure out where and why it’s happening.