Now that the fall season is here – it is time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the winter weather.
It might seem like it is still several months away, however, there is no time like the present. The winter weather will be here before you know it and you will be glad you started now.
There are many parts of your home that can be negatively affected by the winter weather – not the least of which is your plumbing system.
More specifically, your water heater.
Your water heater is directly responsible for a large part of the productivity in your home. In fact, if you don’t have a properly working water heater, your home will be pretty uncomfortable to be in once the temperatures drop.
Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to make sure that your water heater is in good condition and doesn’t cause you any stress by failing this winter.
Here are a couple of tips:
- If your water heater is installed in the garage, consider wrapping the tank with an insulated blanket. This is an easy and inexpensive way to make sure that the tank retains the heat and keeps the water inside of it hot
- Prevent extra wear and tear on your water heater by keeping your garage well insulated and protected from the cold weather. You can do this by making sure that the weather stripping around your garage door is in good shape and isn’t cracked or missing pieces.
- If you haven’t had your water heater inspected lately by a professional plumber, call now and schedule an appointment. Your water heater should be inspected on an annual basis to pinpoint any problems and get them fixed before it is too late and they escalate into something bigger.
- Add an appointment on your calendar to remind you to visually inspect your water heater at least one time per month. This is especially important to do during the winter months when your system is working harder than ever. A visual inspection can help to identify problems and get them fixed before they turn into major malfunctions.
Use these tips to make sure that your water heater and water heating system are in good condition and prepared to handle the winter weather.
There is no other season throughout the year that is harder on your water heater than the winter months. These tips will help to protect your system and keep it in top working condition.