Water heaters are one of the most important equipment that anyone has in their homes. Generally, water heaters are durable. They will work smoothly for a long run, if you do a water heater test(also known as ”varmvattenberedare test” in the Swedish language) and maintenance once in a year. Fortunately, water heaters can be maintained through these steps every year.
- Lower Down the Temperature
This is a very simple step. check the temperature dial of the water heater, and make sure it is set in between 45 degrees to 50 degrees C. Lowering the temperature will stop the tank from overheating, which significantly reduces electricity bills..
- Test the pressure relief valve
The pressure relief valve is crucial to the operation of the water heater, so it is necessary to test the configurations on a regular basis. First, locate the valve. It looks like the lever in which the water is linked to the water heater. Then, lift the lever part way and let it snap back down again. There should be a gurgling sound as water is released back into the drain tube that means your water heater is working fine.
- Do a Mini Flush
A mini flush will eliminate any sediments from the bottom of the tank, thus preventing rust and corrosion, as well as improving the overall efficiency. Ideally, a full flush needs to be performed, but in that case the heater has to be turned off before and the tank has to be full. Thus, a mini flush is a time optimal alternative that takes up only a small portion of time.
By following these procedures once a year, your water heater will be maintained at an acceptable level while saving a lot of money in the long run.