As summer months start to give way to the fall and winter seasons, it is time to start thinking about flipping the switch in your home from cold to hot.
In other words, there is no time like the present when it comes to preparing to heat your home during the cooler months of the year.
There are many different types of heaters to choose from. Depending on your home’s particular needs and the desired fuel source, one option may be preferable over another. Many people opt for gas heaters, which are typically fueled by liquid propane or natural gas, for their homes or other spaces.
Like other large appliances in your home, water heaters often require regular care in order to make it for the long haul.
Considering how often and how necessary hot water is to one’s daily life (think: shower, laundry, dishwasher and more…), keeping up with your heating system should be at the top of your to-do list. The last thing you want to wake up to is a freezing cold morning shower or similar inconvenience you weren’t prepared for.
Luckily, water heater maintenance and cleaning doesn’t have to be a total mystery. Below we will lay out the main points you need to remember when taking care of your heater, no matter the type or size. You don’t have to be a handyman or a plumbing expert to do it, either –– DIYers welcome.
Read on to learn how to conduct basic maintenance on your apparatus in order to extend its life, keep you comfortable, and save you money in the long run.
Like most modern-day appliances, even the sturdiest of water heaters eventually fail.
Knowing when to anticipate the need for repairing or replacing a large appliance like your water heater can help you to pay attention and potentially even expand the life of your unit through regular maintenance.
If you have a storage tank water heater, they typically need to be replaced after 8 to 12 years, whereas tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years. Most of the time you will know when it’s time; but these are general rules of thumb. You’ll also want to be aware of the warranty on your unit.
Rooted in values of Harmony, Spirit and Truth, Rinnai sets itself apart from the pack in the water heater industry by its commitment to a core three-pronged philosophy: “Foster people with a rich sense of humanity”, “Set aims in accordance with our philosophy”, and “apply thinking backed by the fundamentals of science.” It aims to weave these values into all of the products it produces.
For over a century, Rinnai has been delivering the best in tankless water heaters with sophisticated, efficient performance and is showing no signs of slowing down.