With the winter season in full swing, having a hot bath and washing dishes with hot water can often be luxurious! However if one’s water heater is taking too much time to heat up the water, daily life can become irritating and the cold months can seem even colder. It’s very important, if there is an obvious change in one’s water heater’s effectiveness through cold weather, to get the water heater examined by us. However, there are actually various repair tasks that any homeowner may attempt that could significantly impact the performance of the water heater, and help avoid the need for an Indianapolis Water Heater Repair.
The very first thing one ought of do if encountering a hot water problem is to check the environment nearby the water heater. If the water heater is placed in a basement, particularly an unfinished basement, it could be too cold. It would definitely benefit the hot water heater and, therefore, the water that goes into one’s home, to get the region around the water heater well insulated and not drafty. In addition, the hot water pipes that carry the hot water from the water heater to the taps in the home may be getting cold and cooling down the water on the journey. It is easy to place pipe insulation around pipes, and the affect could be significant!
Dip Tube Servicing
A lot of water heaters contain a dip tube, which is a small tube along the base of the tank which lets cold water in the tank without cooling down the stored hot water around the top. The dip tube is plastic, though, and can break or fracture. If the dip tube is worn out, cold water may leak into the hot water storage, which will cause the water going into the home to be colder than desired. Thankfully, it is relatively easy to swap many dip tubes.
Water Heater Blankets
These types of specially designed blankets cover up the water heater and keep the temperature of the water steady. One may want to think about a water heater blanket if the water heater is cool to the touch. If a blanket is required, one should switch the temperature setting lower a little as the blanket will heat the water, as much as ten degrees greater than what it is set at.
When all of these maintenance duties are tried and one continues to have an issue with the temperature of the water, call us! One of our experts may have to have a look at the heating element or perhaps the pilot burner. No matter issue, we shall have ones water heater working at top efficiency rapidly!