Winter can be tough to survive without warm water. Cold water baths sound scary. Hot water baths have multiple health benefits like a good night’s sleep, clean & healthy skin, relieving symptoms of cold and fever, and more. Hence, a water heater becomes a bare necessity.
Regular water heater maintenance can prolong the life of your water heater, make it more energy efficient, and prevent costly (and inconvenient) emergencies. For routine maintenance, it is best that expert technicians service or repair your Geyser so that it lasts longer. OneDios is a one-stop solution for all your geyser service and repair needs.
We should not take our water heaters for granted but operate and maintain them adequately for their smooth functioning. You must know or have read about correctly maintaining your water heater, but you must not see what you have been doing wrong.
Some of the most common water heater mistakes we make are:
- Setting Temperature too High
The higher the temperature you set, the more energy your geyser will consume to heat the water. If the temperature has been set too high, the pressure inside your tank may be hazardous. High pressure can lead to water leaks and require costly repairs. If you are facing water heater leakage issues at your home or looking forward to buying an AMC plan for your Geyser, you can download the OneDios app and raise a request today.
Keep the temperature around 120 degrees F. At this temperature, no one gets burned, you can save electricity, and you extend the life of your heating element and geyser.
- Installing it Wrong
If you have no professional experience with water heaters, you might unknowingly worsen things if you decide to take on the installation yourself. Water heater systems are pretty complex. Download the OneDios app, and our Geyser service partner will handle all your water heater-related issues.
While installing the water heater, keep the following things in mind to avoid unnecessary repair costs:
- Choosing the wrong size: The size you need depends on the number of people in your household and hot water usage.
- Location: Where you place your water heater is essential – for safety, convenience, and efficiency. An experienced plumber will ensure your water heater has proper access and room for adequate airflow.
- Setting it up all wrong: Forgetting to install the drain pain or using the wrong size can increase your risk of water damage in the future. If the TPR valve and release tube are not installed correctly, you run the risk of your water heater bursting or even exploding. OneDios makes it simple for the consumer to avail of the post-sales services without difficulties. We aim to offer the best facility for repair, fitting, and Geyser service work.
- Ignoring leakage
Water leaks usually are caused by leaking valves and plumbing connections, but they can also be related to tank problems. Leaking water can cause significant damage to a home, so it is crucial to fix the leak as soon as possible. If you are facing water heater leakage issues at your home or looking forward to buying an AMC plan for your Geyser, you can download the OneDios app and raise a request today.
- Not draining excess water
If the water appears to be filled with debris, dirt, or mineral deposits, then the water heater should be thoroughly cleaned. Sediment build-up can settle at the bottom of your tank and cause internal corrosion and affect its performance. Flushing the sediment out of your tank is easy, and it’s one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your water heater. You have to do it only once a year to keep your water heater running at peak efficiency. You can also download the OneDios app and raise a geyser service request to drain the sediments from your tank.
- Not switching it OFF
We forget to switch off the geyser, fearing the water will turn cold. It is a mistake, best avoided. Turn the geyser off when you are done using it. It will help decrease power consumption, extend lifespan, and save money on water heater repair. The water does not turn cold, even after switching the geyser off, as the storage tank holds the temperature of the water for 4-5 hours.
- Ignoring annual checks
The anode rod protects the tank from rusting on the inside and should be checked yearly. Without a rod or a properly functioning anode rod, the hot water quickly corrodes inside the tank. Therefore, fix an appointment with a Geyser service expert if you need to get the anode checked or replaced. You can use the OneDios app to do the same.
TPR valve releases pressure from the tank if it detects that it has reached an unsafe level; otherwise, the water heater can blow. Test the TPR valve regularly to ensure it is operating as required. You can Download the OneDios app and register your water heater service request today.
- Noises coming from geyser
Are there noises coming from your water heater? Does it sound like a low rumbling or popping or a high-pitched whine? The noise you’re hearing might be the sound of boiling water. Typically, these noises indicate a severe build-up of sediment in the water heater tank. Not all water heater issues can be handled by oneself. OneDios is a great place to find an expert to help you tackle tougher water heater repair problems.
- Not knowing when to replace the water heater
Many do not understand when they should have a water heater replacement. It costs them more than they ever expected. A water heater usually lasts 8-10 years, and after 10 years, you must replace them as you will start noticing leakage, noises, rust and water not heating issues more often. Our professionals at OneDios will inspect your water heater, inform you if there are issues found, and determine if a water heater needs repair or replacement is required.
- No timely repair and maintenance
Water heater maintenance should be regulated according to instructions given in the user manual every once in a while. Proper care will keep the heater in good form. Ensure that all the pipes and other parts are in good shape; otherwise, it might affect the heater’s overall performance. Regular geyser service is crucial to prevent corrosion, ensure efficient heating, increase lifespan and significant savings. If you are facing water heater issues at your home or looking forward to buying an AMC plan for your Geyser, you can download the OneDios app and raise a request today.
OneDios is a one-stop shop for all your Geyser-related issues and queries. We aim to offer the best facility for repair, fitting, and Geyser service work. OneDios makes it simple for the consumer to avail of the post-sales services without difficulties. By uploading a picture, you can now use the OneDios app to register your product and digitally keep all your documents, like invoices and warranty cards. OneDios also keeps track of your recent Geyser service and replacement of any part. You can buy an extended warranty and AMCs for all Geyser brands like Racold, V-Guard, AO Smith, Kenstar, Havells, etc.