Tips To Prepare Your Water Heater For Spring


When getting your home ready for spring after a long winter, there are a lot of things that you have to think about. For example, it's time to think about making sure that your water heater is ready for the coming months. These are a few ways that you can do so.

Consider Turning the Temperature Down

For one thing, during the winter, you might have craved having hotter water for things like taking hot showers on cold days. If this is the case, then now might be the time to turn the temperature back down on your water heater. This can help you prevent you or one of your family members from accidentally being scalded. Plus, it can help you save on your energy bills as well.

Focus on Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning isn't just for the rest of your house. Now is a good time to drain your water heater tank, if you have not done so lately, to get rid of mineral deposits and to help prevent rust and other issues inside of your tank.

Ensure It's in Good Shape

Along with cleaning out your water heater's tank, now is a good time to give your water heater a good look-over. You may even want to hire a professional residential plumber to come out and take a look at your water heater, particularly if it's an older model. Then, you can make sure that it is in good condition and that there are no leaks or other issues that you need to worry about. If there is a problem, your plumber should be able to help you with things like swapping out the heating element. Now may also be a good time to assess whether or not it's time for a water heater replacement; for example, if your water heater needs more repairs than it's probably worth, it might be time to buy a new one. If your water heater is still working well but uses a lot of energy, then your plumber might recommend looking into a more energy-efficient traditional water heater or a tankless water heater.

When thinking about spring cleaning and otherwise getting your home ready for the spring season, it's a good idea to make sure that your water heater is in good shape, too. Luckily, if you follow these tips, you should be able to help ensure that your water heater is ready for the season. Then, you should not have to worry about having enough hot water for things like spring cleaning or taking springtime showers! 


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