Did you know?
- Hot water heaters should be properly sized for your house.
- Extra thick insulation helps prevent radiant heat loss and saves energy and money.
- Water temperatures above 120° F can cause scalding especially on young children.
- Sediment build-up can cause premature tank failure, electric element failure, and excess costs on fuel bills.
- Hot water heaters require yearly maintenance to ensure proper operation.
- Set hot water heater temperature below 120° F.
- Flush hot water heater through drain valve at least once a year to remove sediment build-up.
- Test safety relief valve once a year to ensure proper operation (this device protects the heater from
over-pressurizing and from exceeding 210° F.)
- Keep area around hot water heater, clean and free of combustible and flammable material.
- When leaving for vacation, set hot water heater temperature at its lowest setting. This
will save money and reduce the risk of any problems while you are away.
- Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for recommended maintenance schedule.
- Set hot water heater temperature above 120° F.
- Keep combustible material or flammable material or flammable material within 18" of the hot water heater.
- Never leave children unattended around a hot water heater.