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    7 Water Heater Maintenance Tips

    May 8, 2015



    7 Water Heater Maintenance Tips

    7 Water Heater Maintenance Tips


    Water Heaters, like all mechanical devices last longer with regular preventive maintenance. Applying the simple tips that we outline below should make your water heater last much, much longer! If you’re not comfortable doing any of this work yourself, please call our professional plumbers at: 941-875-9669 or fill out our Contact Form to learn how Titanz Plumbing Company can be your Southwest Florida Water Heater Specialist.

    7 Water Heater Maintenance Tips

    1. To extend the life of your water heater, drain the tank annually to remove any sediment that may have built up inside it. Because not all water heaters are the same, make sure to follow the manufactures recommendation while doing this. The water draining may very well be extremely HOT.

    2. Turn down the thermostat in your water heater! It’s straightforward and setting your water heater thermostat to a mid to low range will still provide loads of hot water. This will not only increase the life of your water heater, but also cut down your energy costs.

    3. Buy a hot water insulation jacket for your water heater. By insulating the water heater, it’s going to keep the hot water heated longer, reducing standby heat loss (heat lost through the partitions of the tank) by 25-40%, which will save money, and limit how hard the water heater has to work to keep water heated.

    4. Install water saving shower heads in your bathrooms and aerated faucets in your sinks. This reduces the quantity of hot water used, which minimizes how hard your water heater needs to work, thus extending the life of your water heater.

    5. Insulating your hot water pipes will limit heat loss as the hot water is flowing through the pipes to your faucet.

    6. Have your water heater inspected by a certified plumbing technician, every couple of years. This will keep your water heater in tip top shape.

    7. Have a Certified technician replace the anode rod about each five years. Corrosive chemical compounds in the water are drawn to the anode rod (a small metal rod in the heater), instead of the water heater tank itself. Keeping this anode rod changed every 5 years will prevent corrosion on the main water heater tank, making the water heater last longer.

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    Titanz Plumbings home office is located in Charlotte County. Kenny and Rachael Lowe grew up in Charlotte County and are raising their family here in Port Charlotte. Titanz Plumbing has service technicians dedicated to the Charlotte County, Lee County and Sarasota County area, from Englewood to North Fort Myers.

    Call us today for any Southwest Florida, Charlotte, Lee or Sarasota County plumbing services you need! In business since 2007, Titanz Plumbing Inc. offers professional plumbing and emergency repairs in Southwest Florida and the surrounding area. Family owned and operated, we pride ourselves in offering customer satisfaction with friendly, reliable service. Contact us today!

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