If you smell gas:
• Do no try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s instructions. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.Read the manufacturer’s manual thoroughly, make sure you understand and follow all warning labels. Call the manufacturer or a service technician and ask them to clarify anything you are not sure about.
Vacuum around base of water heater for dust, dirt, & lint.
Inspect insulation, if any, on the water heater tank exterior. Make sure it is mounted correctly and it is not blocking the combustion air in let or the exhaust vent.
Every six months open the drain valve at the water heater tank bottom and drain two or three gallons of water from the heater to remove any sediment that may have accumulated in the tank bottom. Drain more often if you notice that the drain water contains a high degree of sediment.
Every six months do a visual inspection of the air intake screen. Clean any lint accumulations
Annually, have a qualified technician inspect the anode rod. Replace if corroded or pitted.
Annually, operate the temperature-pressure relief valve manually. Replace if necessary.