Turning Off the Water Heater: When to Do It

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At A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, one of the frequently asked questions we receive from our clients is when they should turn off their water heater. While some people think switching off the unit when not in use will help reduce their energy costs, doing so will only breed a host of issues in the long run, prompting water heater repair in Lake Elsinore, CA. That is because water heaters, especially old ones, go through undue stress when turned backed on and forced to heat a tank of cold water.

Here are the ideal times to turn off your water heater:

When the Main Water Supply is Turned Off

Many reasons necessitate shutting down the main water supply. In such scenarios, you might wonder if you need to turn off the hot water heater too. We recommend turning it off to prevent excessive heat from building up in the tank.

When There Are Leakages

A leaking water heater is a serious cause of concern. When left unattended, it can inflict severe water damage to your home and pose safety hazards. Once you notice leaks on your unit, turn it off immediately and contact our team for emergency water heater services.

When You Go for Holidays

One measure you must put in place before leaving your home for a prolonged period is turning off your tankless water heater. It will help save energy and avoid damage that might be caused by malfunctioning while you are away. Similarly, it would be best to cut off the water supply to prevent unnecessary issues.

If you own a newer model, see if it has a “VAC” mode. You can also use this feature if you find turning off your water heater a hassle.

If you have more questions about your water heater, don’t hesitate to contact the team at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, and we’ll be ready to assist you. You can also count on us for top-notch services, from water heater installation to repair. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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