Is your water heater leaking, or making strange noises? Most people never think twice about maintaining their water heater until it starts acting up. That means it can sit for years and years without a single repair, or simple maintenance task. Don’t let your water heater sit neglected. With regular maintenance, you can prolong the life of your water heater and save money.
Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning is a family-owned HVAC business serving all of Southern Idaho, including areas in and around Boise, Caldwell, Pocatello and Nampa, ID. When you call us, you can expect friendly, courteous and knowledgeable technicians — all fully licensed and insured. We can help with all aspects of your water heater and are comfortable working on all makes and models. Click here to see what past and current customers have to say about our services.
Keep Flammables Away from Water Heater
Did you know that water heaters have a “flammable ignition hazard?” This means that a fire can start with the right combination of an ignition source (the pilot light in your water heater) plus air plus a flammable liquid.
Many of us have a water heater in our garage. Most garages are filled with flammable substances such as paint thinners, gas and household cleaners. Vapors from these flammable liquids are released into the air; however, they sink to the floor as they are heavier than air. And what is close to the floor with an ignition source? You got it – the pilot light in a floor-mounted water heater. Most people are unaware of the fact that these flammable vapors can travel a fair distance and burst into flames. Many accidents have occurred this way.
This is why it’s so important to regularly upkeep your water heater. A technician will check the operability of your water heater and verify if it is safe.
Here are a few safety tips:
Don’t store flammable liquids in the same room as the water heater. Keep flammables in a sealed container far away from any ignition sources.
Elevate your water heater if it sits on the garage floor.
Questions to Consider when Looking for a New Water Heater
What size do I need? For example, a 50 gallon tank is a good size for a family of four, but too large for a single person.
What is the insulation grade? We recommend an insulation of R-16 or higher for less heat loss.
How quickly can the tank heat water?
How much space do I have? There are different sizes and heights of tanks depending on your needs. There are also tankless options to consider.
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