Most water heater installers explain the dos and don’ts of using a water heater. We have come up with a few water heater safety tips for you.
To maintain good ventilation make sure that:
- The vent is of the same diameter as the tank's draft diverter
- The vent goes straight up and out, without any dips
- From where it passes, through walls or roofs, it is double-walled. Single-walled vent sections should be screwed with 3 screws per section, especially in earthquake zones
It is important to keep the temperature close to 130 degrees. Even though you can be scalded at 130 degrees if you spend long enough under the water, you’ll probably draw back before that happens.
A residential water heater usually has 3 different settings – warm, hot, very hot. And the most suitable temperature setting is 130 degrees at the tap. Temperatures above 130 degrees increase your scalding risk, encourage sediment buildup and waste energy.
Be Disaster Ready
Irrespective of whether you are in a disaster-prone region or not, you should ideally get your water heater strapped. Strapping your water heater to the wall will prevent it from falling over and damaging the gas line.
Get It Checked By A Professional Annually
The key to ensuring the smooth functioning and safety of your water heater is by getting a professional water heater installer to check your device at least once a year. If you use a gas and oil-fired water heater, then burners have to be cleaned once a year. Get your service professional to thoroughly inspect your water heater for any minor problems.
You can reach out to our professionals at Hot Water Tanks Edmonton, for all kinds of water heater maintenance, repair, and installation services.