Summerizing Your Home

There’s nothing worse, especially in cold weather, than a shower that’s only lukewarm. If your water heater is disappointing you, it’s probably time to look for a new one (manufacturers recommend a life of between 8 and 12 years for most models). Since the water heater is an appliance we rarely see, it’s common to be intimidated by it, but don’t let that stop you!

Add to this the use of a water heater timer – where you can set your timer to heat the water in off-peak hours – and then depend on the insulation to help keep your tank warm – and you can be looking at quite a savings in your water heating costs.

First step first: if you’re working with an electric water heater, turn off the breaker, and lock the box so it can’t be turned on again while you’re working. Disconnect the wiring from the old unit, and mark them or make notes so that you can reconnect them easily. Likewise, with a gas unit, turn off the gas and disconnect the inlet valve.

Talk the gas company into supplying a gas line and gas meter to the house free of charge. Free is good, gas appliances can raise efficiency and increase home value. Replace the fluid heating unit with a gas heater. Since this is a manufacture home, need to make sure the water heater is rated for use in a manufactured home. A gas fluid heating unit recovers quickly and should cost less to operate than an electric fluid heating unit.

Although pretty simple to install as a do-it-yourself project, be cautious that you don’t set your thermostat above 130 degrees Fahrenheit on your electric Water Heater Repair Daytona Beach as this may cause the wires to become too hot. But don’t worry – 130 degrees is plenty hot enough for your washing and laundering needs.

Anodes are typically 3 feet 8 inches. Anodes should be only a few inches shorter than the tank itself. Buy anodes that are a little too long instead of a little too short. This way you can cut the anode shorter if it is too tall.

Now that you know these important reasons why a tankless water heater is a good idea to have in any home you can make a more informed decision about whether or not to add it to your home. Take your time to make your decision but don’t delay too long because this type of heater definitely provides many advantages for any home.

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