Rheem Hot Water System Maintenance Tips

Your Rheem hot water system is one of the best investments you’ll ever make for your home. They are known for their reliability, durability, and efficiency. Whether you have an electric, gas, or solar-powered system, you have one of the best brands in the industry.
You’ll want to do everything you can to make sure that your Rheem hot water tank lasts as long as possible, while operating at the best performance level. As the old adage goes, every second spent on maintenance and prevention is a penny saved in the future.
Here are five easy tips that you can use to prolong the life of your Rheem hot water system.

Tip #1: Turn Off the Heater When on Holidays

Hot water tanks heat the water held within it at all times. This enables you to have hot water whenever you need it, but what happens if you are away from home for a week, two weeks, or even longer on holidays?
You guessed it. Your Rheem hot water tank is still heating all of that water, every second of the day. Save yourself a couple of dollars and extend the life of your hot water system by shutting off the heating element on the tank when you are away.

Tip #2: Inspect the Relief Valve Bi-Annually

Heat generates pressure, because it expands. Heated water is no different. A relief valve is designed to relieve excessive pressure inside the hot water tank. While its function is very straight forward, it plays a very important role. If the pressure inside the tank goes beyond safety parameters, then it can damage the tank structure and potentially cause damage that cannot be repaired.
Make sure to inspect the relief value twice a year to ensure that it is operating to specification.

Tip #3: Unusual Noises

One of the easiest things to do with any of your home appliances or engines is to listen for different sounds. For a hot water tank one of the telltale sounds that something is wrong is a hissing sound. This means that gas is escaping. This could be a number of things, but if you hear a hissing sound, you should call us to speak to a Rheem-certified service provider at once.

Tip #4: Professional Inspection

Your Rheem user manual and warranty recommends that you get routine, professional service by a certified technician to make sure that your hot water system is operating smoothly and efficiently. Our teams specialized knowledge will be able to pinpoint any potential problems and schedule preventive maintenance to minimize the chance of any faults that might disrupt your hot water supply.
Remember, your hot water tank is powered by potentially dangerous elements. Electricity can be deadly if you make contact to an exposed wire and a natural gas leak can be poisonous or flammable. Your Rheem service technician will be trained to handle all types of hot water systems, including their respective power sources.

Tip #5: Drain the Tank

In a similar vein to Tip #1, if you are not going to use your hot water tank for a month or more, then it is advised that you drain it completely. You can do this quite easily, but make sure you consult your Rheem user manual for exact instructions on how to drain your tank safely.
It is particularly important to drain your tank if there is the possibility that the water inside might freeze. Freezing water will expand the tank and cause significant interior damage.

Contact Cavana Hot Water

For any repair service or routine maintenance for your Rheem hot water tank, contact our team at Cavana Hot Water. We are the most reliable hot water service in New South Wales. We offer same day guaranteed restoration of your hot water and service a number of major hot water brands.

Call us on 02 9829 6299 today.

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