As the chill begins to return to the area in Wakefield and the greater Boston area, take a minute to think about how your water heater worked during the past few winters. It is hard to believe that it was two years ago when Boston broke the all-time seasonal snowfall record; while last winter wasn’t quite as hard, New England cold weather can play havoc on your home’s hot water heater system during the coldest parts of the winter. If you are concerned about how well your hot water heater will work this winter in Boston, the hot water heater experts at 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric can help prepare your home before the chill of winter hits.
As a part of the preparation for winter in your Boston area home, there are several steps that you can take to help ensure that your hot water heater is working at peak efficiency. These steps include:
Check for debris: If your Wakefield or greater Boston area home has a high efficiency water heater (also known as a condensing or sealed combustion water heater), one of the first steps to take is to look for any debris or blockages that may have occurred during the summer months. Leaves, brush and debris can clog the air intake or exhaust vents for the high efficiency water heater, which can not only keep your water heater from working, but can cause damage to the water heater and components as well.
Insulate your Pipes: While everyone who has lived through a New England winter knows the importance of keeping your pipes from freezing, others may not be aware of the importance of the pipes that are attached to your hot water heater. For hot water heaters that are in a garage, insulating the pipes with pipe sleeves for electric hot water heaters and with fiberglass insulation for gas hot water heater will help protect your pipes from freezing when frigid temperatures hit. In addition, adding appropriate insulation to your hot water heater pipes will also help reduce energy costs as outside temperatures will not affect the heat of the water moving through the pipes as much as uninsulated pipes will.
128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric has been servicing Wakefield and the greater Boston area for more than 24 years and our team specializes in the installation, maintenance and repair of hot water heaters. If you are having an issue with your hot water heater, 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric offers guaranteed, same day hot water heater repair to ensure that you have hot water flowing in your home quickly!
If you are having problems with the hot water heater in your Wakefield and greater Boston area home, contact 128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric today at 781-670-3261 to request an appointment with one of our hot water heater specialists. 128 Plumbing guarantees all of our work and will make sure that you and your family are 100% satisfied with our work!