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Temperature/Pressure Relief Valve

The Temperature/Pressure (T/P) Relief Valve should be tested at least once a year. This valve is a safety devise to prevent your hot water heater from exploding. Most are designed to activate if the water temperature in your tank exceeds 210 degrees Fahrenheit, or the pressure in your tank exceeds 150 psi. When your water heater […]

Hot Water Heater Safety

Your water heater is likely not something you think about on a regular basis, and it’s not uncommon to take it’s safe operation for granted. It may be in your garage, a utility closet, or in the corner of your basement, but it needs regular maintenance to help prevent the potential for a serious accident. […]

How to Replace Your Water Heater’s Dip Tube

If your hot water is lukewarm or not as hot as it used to be it may be because your dip tube is broken. The dip tube is a plastic pipe that travels from the cold water inlet down to the bottom of the tank. The purpose of the dip tub is to deposit the cold […]

How to Reduce Your Water Heater’s Energy Consumption

You may tend to forget about it, since it’s usually out of site, but your water heater is a large contributor to your energy bill. Every time you turn on a hot water faucet, have a shower or use your washing machine, your water heater is using energy to heat that water. And if you […]

Water Heater Maintenance: How to Maintain Your Water Heater

The hot water heater comes about as close to being maintenance-free as any household appliance. Once it is properly installed and set to the right temperature, very little is required to keep it functioning efficiently for a long time. However, there are a few steps you should take to prevent leaks and to ensure your […]

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