During the cold months, an electric water heater can become our best ally for water heating. Now that the thermos is holding this water in the container, the moment comes when it needs to be emptied. But how do we do that? Does it have to be lowered from the wall to do this? Or do you need to hire a technician?
We know that many doubts can arise, so in today’s post we explain the procedure so that we can clarify it properly.
When is it time to empty the electric thermos?
First, it’s important to understand when the electric water heater needs to be drained, as it doesn’t just drain when you change it.
However, this device must also be emptied if you do not use it for a long time or even in places where there is a risk of frost, in order not to damage the thermos flask.
Steps to empty a thermos flask
First check if your thermos has a faucet as it may not have it. If the thermos has a key, close it, and if not, close the general house water key. After turning off the water, disconnect the device from the mains.
Once you’ve done that, turn on a hot water faucet or two. It is really advisable to open the taps underneath (like the bidet) and let the water run. Then it’s time to drain the water from the electric thermos, for this you have to open it garbage truck device and place a container underneath. Unscrew the tubing from the inlet thermos bottle marked blue.
Finally, wait for the thermos to drain the water through the hot water taps you opened, and when no more hot water comes out, disconnect the hose from the thermos outlet marked in red. Now that the thermos is empty, you can take it apart.
These types of procedures are essential to be able to maintain your electric water heater. While they do not require mandatory inspection as such, being safer than other types of heaters such as gas, it is advisable to inspect them at least once a year to ensure they are working properly. Only then can you get the most out of it and extend its lifespan as much as possible!