HOT WATER TANK

Maintaining a natural gas water heater

  • Keep the area around your water heater free of clutter. Dust, debris or sawdust might block the air intakes at the bottom of the tank.
  • If you decide to insulate the hot water pipe that runs from the top of the tank, make sure you use fire resistant commercial grade pipe wrap or insulation.
  • Do not insulate closer than 15 cm (six inches) from the exhaust duct or pipe at the top of the tank. Be careful not to obstruct any controls or the air intake.
  • To save energy and reduce the risk of scalding, we recommend that you set your water temperature at 55°C (130°F).

Testing and adjusting water temperature

Wait until hot water has not been run for several hours, then turn on a faucet near the water heater and let the water run for a few minutes. Fill a cup and place a thermometer in it. If the temperature is above 55°C, set the water heater thermostat lower.

If your natural gas water heater thermostat is marked only “Hot” and “Warm”, “Hot” means about 60°C (140°F). To reduce the water temperature, set the thermostat slightly lower and check the water temperature on the next day.

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Risque d’inondations dans divers
secteurs de Gatineau
Pour les clients touchés par cet avis, pour des raisons de sécurité, Gazifère se voit dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à la propriété. Nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé. Pour plus d’information cliquez ici.
Flood risk in various sectors of Gatineau
For customers in the affected areas, Gazifère has had to turn off the supply of natural gas to the property for safety reasons. We will reconnect the gas once the water has receded. For more information, click here.
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Risque d’inondations dans divers
secteurs de Gatineau
Pour les clients touchés par cet avis, pour des raisons de sécurité, Gazifère se voit dans l’obligation de couper l’alimentation en gaz naturel à la propriété. Nous rétablirons les services lorsque les eaux auront baissé. Pour plus d’information cliquez ici.
Flood risk in various sectors of Gatineau
For customers in the affected areas, Gazifère has had to turn off the supply of natural gas to the property for safety reasons. We will reconnect the gas once the water has receded. For more information, click here.
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