Do you have a leaking water tank? Even if it’s just a few drops, it’s nothing to take lightly. A dripping water tank can quickly lead to enormous damage to your home. So here’s what you need to know if your hot water heater isn’t holding its water.
Identifying a Leak
Not every hot water tank leak is visible. Because tanks can leak on the inside, and because they’re often in closets and basements and other areas where you might not spend a lot of time, a leak can go unnoticed. Some telltale signs your tank is leaking include less hot water, rusting tank exterior, puddles near the tank, and a change in the water quality.
What to Do if You Suspect a Leak
You don’t want to ignore a potential leak. Follow these steps if you think your water heater might be losing water:
- Locate the leak by looking for water, checking the integrity of the tank, and checking the valves
- Turn off the power to the water heater
- Drain the tank to access the place where the tank leaks
- Turn off the water to the tank
- Repair the leak
What Next? Call in a Plumbing Professional
Most homeowners don’t have training in plumbing and water tank repair. It requires experience dealing with electric or gas tanks, plumbing, and tank repair. Instead of managing a leaking water tank on your own, contact your local plumbing company to diagnose the issues, locate the leak, and complete the repair in less time, with less stress, and with work you can rely on.
If you have a hot water tank leak, reach out to the Hill Plumbing and Air team of experts today.
When was the last time you remember changing your home’s air filters? If you don’t know, your HVAC could be suffering from it. Here’s everything you need to know about changing your air filters.
What Does the Air Filter Do?
Your HVAC air filter is the gatekeeper to your heating and cooling equipment. Its primary job is to protect the equipment from dirt and debris that comes in with the air through the intake vents. Its secondary job is to keep dirt, dust, and other airborne contaminants out of the air in your home.
Air Filter Replacement is Critical
Your HVAC technician will tell you that air filter replacement can make or break your HVAC system. If your filter is full, your system must work harder to pull air through the filter for heating and cooling. All of that overtime work will put a huge burden on the equipment, potentially leading to issues, breakdowns, and a shorter life expectancy. Additionally, clogged filters will reduce your energy efficiency because your unit will work harder to do the same job.
How Often Should You Change the Filter?
When it comes to replacing your home’s air filters, every 30-90 days is ideal. Replace them more often if you have pets or live in a dusty location. Most systems have a slot where you can quickly and easily pull out the old filter and slide in the new one.
Changing your home’s air filters is essential to a healthy HVAC system and a healthy household. If you have any questions about your HVAC unit, including the air filters, contact the reliable staff at Hill Plumbing and Air today.