Water heaters may seem like relatively benign pieces of equipment, but there are plenty of dangers lurking in the background. A poorly maintained or defective water heater can easily cause a fire or explosion, which could result in serious injuries and severe structural damage to your home. There are plenty of things you should do—as well as things you should avoid at all cost—that can help keep your water heater safe and in great shape.
Water Heater Safety Dos
Here's a brief list of things you'll definitely want to do on a regular basis in order to keep your water heater safe and in good health:
If you don't feel comfortable doing any of the above yourself, you can always have a trained and certified technician come out and perform these tasks on your behalf.
Water Heater Safety Don'ts
There are also plenty of things you'll want to avoid doing if you want your water heater to function safely:
You can always consult your technician if you have any questions about water heater safety.Share
5 July 2017
Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.