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Old 11-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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is it ok to water heater be off for a year? i have a house in a one of the desert c ities in cali and i just visit this p;ace once a month


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Old 11-17-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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Yes it is okay.

Worthwhile if you don't use it for a year but not worthwhile if you go there every month. Turn off the water heater heat and drain the tank and leave the drain valve and also several hot faucets open.

(Be sure to refill the tank to the point of having a hot water faucet open and running smoothly before turning the water heater heat back on.)


The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Not going to do it any harm but if it's going to be that long I'd concider not only shuting it off but draining it.
My concern is bacterier building up inside the tank sitting that long.
Just make sure to leave a note for yourself so you do not turn it on without refilling with water.
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