It may seem counterintuitive, but buying a new water heater can save you money.
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.
It’s not uncommon for a water heater to make noises – specifically crackling and popping.
But what do these water heater noises mean? Should I be concerned? Is it time to replace my water heater?
Look, we get it.
The temptation to save a few dollars has you considering buying a water heater from a big box store and doing the installation yourself.
But before you’re knee-deep in water, understand that a water heater can be a complicated appliance to install, and doing it yourself could harm you and potentially your family.
Here are the dangers of installing a water heater yourself: