Solar Hot water systems are a great long term option for energy savings and system reliability. A hot water unit can endure anywhere from 15 to 20 years if properly maintained and cared for (note: presumed lifecycle will fluctuate between various models). Ignoring your Solar Hot water system, on the other hand, can shorten its lifespan and lead to a system collapse, which means freezing showers and the risk of water destruction to your home. Ipswich Hot Water are the plumbing and hot water specialists in the area. Call us for all of your hot water services, whether you have a damaged hot water system or a leaking pipe. In the meanwhile, read our prime advice for prolonging the life of your hot water unit to safeguard your investment and maintain it functioning correctly.
Inspecting the tank for signs of leaking or damage is an easy method to lengthen the life of your hot water unit. That way, you’ll be able to spot possible issues promptly as they appear and have them corrected before they cause additional harm and develop into a significant repair.
Check The Pressure Valve
You’ll need to examine the temperature-pressure relief valve once you’ve checked the exterior of the tank for indications of a leak. Every storage hot water system has a temperature-pressure relief (TPR) valve built as a safety precaution.
Examine the Anode Rod
Have you ever questioned why your steel water tank doesn’t rust while it’s packed with water? The sacrificial anode rod is the answer. Even though various metals corrode at varying rates, the anode rod comprises a metal that oxidizes before steel, preventing rusting in the steel tank. On the other hand, the steel tank can begin to erode once most of the anode rod has corroded. When the tank starts to disintegrate, you must replace the entire system.
Regular Professional Maintenance
Getting your hot water heater serviced, repaired and installed by a trained expert regularly will guarantee that it functions effectively for as long as feasible. In addition, your hot water technician will physically inspect the tank for signs of leaks and corrosion, inspect the anode rod and replace it if required, and test the pressure relief valve for you during a scheduled service.
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