With the weather cooling down and the winter season just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing your home and hot water system Adelaide for cold temperatures. Hot water systems are essential in a household and are used heavily in the winter months. If your Adelaide hot water system is showing distress signs or isn’t working quite right – contact your hot water plumber soon so you’re not left feeling the chill! If you want to continue enjoying your hot water supply throughout the winter months, here is a checklist to help you get your hot water system in top shape for the chilly months.
This year, to enjoy a comfortable hot water supply throughout the cold season and get your hot water unit ready for the winter workload, plan—and act—ahead. Get in touch with your trusted Adelaide hot water plumber who can help maintain your hot water system in time for the coldest days and nights. Your hot water system will see a lot of additional use and you don’t want a single day without it – going even a few hours without hot water can be a challenge for any household! Proper servicing and maintenance are extra-important for your water heater, regardless of make or model, if it’s properly maintained chances are it won’t breakdown abruptly leaving you with cold water on a cold day. So, give your hot water heater some TLC and get a professional plumber to inspect and service it at the earliest. Finding and fixing any problems early will save you a lot of money in the long run
Check The Temperature & Pressure Settings
Just before winter is a good time to review the temperature setting and adjust the water pressure on your hot water system. Water temperature plays a huge role in the lifespan of your hot water system and total energy consumption which impacts your energy bills. Having temperature setting and water pressure on too high can cause mechanical problems such as leaks and several other issues. Get a professional plumber Adelaide to inspect these key settings and ensure your unit is ready for the coldest weather.
Clean Out the Tank
Cleaning out your hot water tank is highly recommended as sediment build-up can be hard on your tank and reduce its efficiency. If you have never cleaned out your tank, make it a part of your winter maintenance. To drain the tank, turn off the water supply, and switch off any gas or power supplies. Connect a hose to the drain valve and let it flow in a bucket, a drain or in the garden. Ensure the tank is empty and flush again with more cold water to get all the sediment out completely. If you don’t feel confident doing this contact Horncastle Plumbing today and we will organise a thorough hot water system clean-up at the earliest.
Check for Any Signs of Damage or Leaks
Leaks are detrimental to the health of a hot water system and we recommend inspecting your unit thoroughly for any water damage. You don’t want your hot water system losing tons of water and energy as that would mean higher bills for you and significant water damage on your property.
Check the Anode Rod
The anode rod is one of the most important parts of any water heater and it prevents rust or corrosion in the tank. Typically, anode rods last a few years, but they should be checked at least once a year to ensure the top efficiency of your hot water system.
Call 8271 0664 to Get Your Hot Water System Ready for Cold Weather
As the trusted and reliable hot water Adelaide plumbers, we know that preparing for winters can be a long, hard job. Let us make that job a little easier by handling your hot water system in the most hassle-free way. Make the call to Horncastle Plumbing today for affordable hot water system servicing and repairs starting from $99.