You need to work on some of the instructions to keep the water heater work efficiently. Fortunately, problems associated with water heater are preventable with little to no effort. People often overlook the instructions or maintenance steps, which gradually impact the performance of the appliance and makes impossible for the water heater to operate with optimal efficiency.
Here are the basic principles that potentiate the performance of the apparatus and reduce the extent of water heater problems.


Deposit of calcium and other sediments:

Over time, the calcium ions will start accumulating in the bottom of a heater tank. Although this won’t impact the quality of water, it impedes the performance of the heater since it creates a hindrance between the water and elements of a water heater tank. Most homeowners won’t sense any change. If the problem is left unchecked for a long time, it not only makes your water heater less effective but also let the tank to rusk, which ultimately leads towards the replacement of the entire unit.
Preferably ask an expert or HVAC technician to flush the tank. You may find online tutorials to guide you through the process of flushing a water heater. There are online videos that demonstrate the process, which involves closing the power and inlet of your water heater and let the pressure and drain valve to run out water, leaving the water tank empty or dry.

Know the type of a heater

There are various types of heater tank available in the market. You must know the gallon size and age of tank to know the required precautions and instructions.

Leave space, around the tank

Most people install a water heater either in a basement or laundry. Both places are likely to have mess and clutter. The experts say, “one should leave enough space around the tank preferably 1.5 to 2 feet clearance around the tank.

Replacement of anode rod:

In every water heater, there is one removable anode, which is made up of zinc or aluminium. The anode disintegrates over time. If the anode remains in a tank, it lets the water to crude the anode not a tank, but once it reduces to one or one and a half inches in diameter, you must replace it. To do it, one needs to have experience, or the issue can be resolved by an HVAC technician.


Inspect the Pressure release valve

There are safety devices attached to every water heater known as pressure temperature release valve. These valves are designed to inspect the pressure and release the temperature and pressure automatically, whenever it requires. The proper working of a temperature and pressure release valve is essential. One must check the temperature pressure valve over time. As over-pressured heat is a threat to explode the appliance – a risk that no homeowner would like to take.


Reduce the temperature of the tank


You should keep the temperature of the water heater lower to minimize the chances of scalding and energy consumption. Moreover, the reduced temperature won’t let the system to wear down soon. Since you will be dealing with hot water, therefore, it’s good to put the gloves on or consult a technician for more satisfactory services. 

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