ESH Maintenance


*NOTICE! When not being used for a lengthy period of time, you can conserve energy by reducing the temperature setting either manually or through the Eccotemp App.

*Protect against freeze damage if you plan on not using the water heater for an extended period of time. Unplug your water heater and drain.

When properly maintained, your water heater will provide years of dependable trouble-free service. It is recommended that a periodic inspection of the pipe connections be done every 6 months. 

At least once a year, lift and release the lever handle on the pressure relief valve. It is located between the hot and cold water lines and make certain the valve operates freely. Allow several gallons to flush through the discharge line to an open drain 

Inspect the area around the water heater to ensure a safe operating environment. Keep the water heater area clear and free from any objects that could damage the water heater. If damage or denting is present, contact a service personnel to verify proper operation.

DO NOT operate the water heater if you feel something is wrong.

DO NOT allow children to operate or otherwise handle the water heater.

*NOTICE: If the pressure relief valve on the hot water heater discharges periodically, this may be due to a problem in the water system. Contact the water supplier or your plumbing contractor on how to correct this. DO NOT plug the relief valve outlet.


Draining your water heater:

1. Unplug the water heater.

2. Open a hot water faucet to let hot water run out. Allow water to flow until water is no longer hot.

3. Turn off the cold water supply to the water heater.

4. Close the hot water faucet.

5. Disconnect the water heater from both the hot and cold water connections.

6. If possible, siphon out any remaining water.

7. Carefully detach the water heater form the wall (if applicable).

8. Tilt the water heater to drain remaining water out of the heater.



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