How to Drain a Water Heater

Draining your water heater once in a while will allow it to work more efficiently. This will not only save you money on bigger repairs and reduce on monthly energy bill, but will help your unit to actually last longer. Draining prevents sediments to accumulate, helping your heater to run clear and work more smoothly. Just make sure to use extreme caution when draining hot water heaters to prevent the hot water from scalding you. When in doubt, always read the warnings and instructions on the tank label carefully. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you out.

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