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Water Heater Maintenance Tips For Your Norwalk Or Wilton Home

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

When you look at your energy bill each month, you may wonder where all your money is going.  What appliances are using so much electricity.  A surprise to many homeowners is that your water heater can use up to 20% of your home’s energy usage on a monthly basis.  Keeping your water heater in good working order ensures that it functions properly, and does not cost you any more than it needs to.  Proper maintenance also mitigates the risk for the equipment failing. 

Follow some or all of the steps below to help your water heater to run properly and last for a long time:

Check the anode rod - The anode rod’s sole function is to wear away, and in the process stops corrosion and rust in your water heater.  Replacing the anode rod when necessary is probably the best way to extend the life and effectiveness of your water heater.

Wash any sediment out - You can do this by draining the tank and refilling it, repeating the process until clear water runs out.  This process will extend the life of your heater.

Insulate, insulate, insulate - Both the heater and any pipes leading to and from the unit can be insulated.  This will keep the temperature consistent, which will keep energy costs down.  More importantly, it will limit your risk for burst pipes in the colder months. 

It is important to contact a damage restoration professional as soon as you notice any property damage. If you’re in need of restoration for water, fire, or mold damage, call on the premier restoration company in Fairfield County to help. SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had damage to their property.  If you have any type of damage, call us immediately at 203.324.1642.

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