Over considerable time and usage, it is quite normal that your water heater may stop responding and may require repair work. For effective and quality water heater repair there are quite a few important parameters that you need to consider. The first being the age and the condition of the heater and the second is your budget. You would get to know if you require water heater repair when you get hit by the icy cold water coming from the shower. This is the time when you need to make a decision of whether to have the heater repaired or have it replaced.
You will also want to look at the energy factor (EF). That’s the percentage of energy converted to hot water in that model. Obviously the higher the number, the more efficient the water heater is. In addition to being better for the environment, it’s also better for your budget. At the same time, you may have to spend more for that model, but remember you’re likely to keep it for 8 to 12 years and you’ll be better off in the long run.
Next, construct an enclosure for the tank out of plywood using 2x4s so that it is big enough to house the water tank. The top of the box needs to be angled and sloping toward the front at a 45 degree angle. To ensure that the wood lasts longer you should pressure treat it first.
It’s an energy saving kind of appliance since it heats the water instantly when you want to use especially during cold weather unlike the traditional models where you have to reheat the water in the tank. Its rest assured that you have the instant hot water when you get into your shower, bath tub or even in your Jacuzzi if you have one.
All new Water Heater s should have an anode rod installed from the factory. Some of them have the anode installed in a separate opening on top of the tank and some use a combination anode rod that is installed in the hot water outlet of the tank. If possible, get a Water Heater Replacement Ormond Beach with a separate anode rod, which will usually have a hex head on top where the anode screws into the tank. This will allow you to add a second, combination anode to increase your protection.
Another drawback of traditional “cheap” water heaters is that the hot water can get used up. If one person takes a shower, he may actually use up all the water that is hot. Then the next person needs to wait 30-60 minutes to get hot shower.
These few simple steps should ensure that your water heater is in good working order. Nevertheless, always consult a professional if you are in doubt.