Flushing, or draining your hot water tank, is a maintenance task most home owner can perform themselves. It's a good idea to flush your hot water tank at least once a year. This can help extend the lifespan of the unit and help maintain maximum energy-efficiency.
Refer to your hot water tank's owner's manual for instructions on how to flush your hot water tank. If you are unsure how to do it, contact a local licensed plumber.
Depending on where you live in Canada, you may be able to install certain types of hot water tanks yourself - but that doesn't mean it's a smart idea.
In most areas, a licensed professional will be required to hook up the power source - typically gas or electric.
If you have questions about installing your own hot water tank, you should contact your local municipality and/or a local plumber.
Like most appliances, hot water tanks require periodic maintenance in order to maximize energy-efficiency and the lifespan of the unit.
Depending on the type of hot water tank you have, it is generally a good idea to have your hot water tank professionally serviced once a year. Refer to your hot water tank's instruction manual for maintenance requirements and recommendations.
Hot water tanks are often out of sight and out of mind. But like other appliances, they do require maintenance from time to time.
As a general rule, you should service your hot water tank once per year. While you might be able to perform some repairs yourself, you should always contact a licensed plumber if you have any questions or concerns.
Hot water tanks and tankless hot water heaters each have their advantages and disadvantages. The type you decide to invest in will depend on numerous factors. Two of the bigger factors that you will need to consider are cost and space.
Hot water tanks generally cost less to purchase and install, however they take up much more room. Tankless hot water heaters on the other hand, generally cost more to purchase and install, but do not require much space as they are wall mounted.
If you are not sure which type of hot water heating system is right for your home or business, contact a local plumber. They will be able to help you determine the right hot water heater for your situation.
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