Real Estate 101: By the agent who lives here, plays here, owns here!
There are millions of traditional gas and electric hot water heaters in residential homes and there are regular maintenance tasks that can be performed that will help prolong the life and lower energy costs. Water heaters should be flushed periodically to eliminate mineral deposits that can accumulate at the bottom of the tank. Flush sediment from water heaters every 6 months, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If a lot of sediment is seen during flushing, increase the frequency. If little or no sediment is seen, decrease the frequency.
By simply lowering the water heater temperature can lower your utility bill. For each ten degree temperature reduction, homeowners can save three to five percent in operating costs. A temperature of 120 degrees is generally considered optimal and safe.
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