- a garden hose ;
- a cloth.
- Caution: If your water heater is electric, do not forget to turn off the power at the main circuit breaker.
- The objective of this operation is to empty the entire tank to rid it of accumulated sediment, before filling it again. Drain your water heater allows you to remove the limescale that clogs the tank and thus creates overconsumption of electricity while heating less effectively. It is recommended to repeat the operation every year.
Drain the tank
- locate the cold water inlet valve on the water heater and close it;
- connect the garden hose to the drain valve and put the other end into a sink or sink;
- Then, open the drain valve and the hot water faucet in your bathtub so the water heater will empty faster.
Fill the tank
- start by closing the drain valve and the hot water faucet of the bathtub;
- then open a hot water tap in a room in the house away from the water heater;
- finally, open the cold water inlet valve of the water heater.
- To know when the tank is full, make sure that water flows from the open hot water faucet into the remote room.