Your water heater is an integral appliance that ensures you get a constant hot water supply every time you need it. However, you may realize your system is no longer heating your water as you want. Here are three common water heater issues you might face in Frederick, MD, and how you can resolve each:
Water Heater Isn’t Heating the Water
In most cases, your water heater comes with two heating elements. If these elements break down, you may fail to get any hot water. Replacing them may help to restore your heater to operational status.
Also, if you’re not getting any hot water from your heater, your circuit breaker could have tripped. Your thermostat’s reset/limit switch could also fail, reducing the functionality of your heater.
If the water is too hot, it can cause the switch to develop problems or the control can fail on its own. Replacing it can help solve this problem.
Water is Too Hot
Your water heater can overheat water if your thermostat’s temperature is too high. The problem is most common when shifting from cold to warm seasons. Consider resetting the temperature on your thermostat to take care of this issue.
If you reset the temperature and your water heater is still too hot, your thermostat could be having problems. Contact a service technician to inspect your water heater and conduct the necessary repairs. The professional can even recommend a water heater replacement, depending on their findings.
Strange Noises Coming From Your Water Heater
Your water heater can start producing noises that will alarm you. Mineral deposits can cause rumbling noises when your water heater is working.
These deposits accumulate in your tank with time. When your water heater warms the water in the tank, it expands, causing the deposits to move and resulting in rumbling sounds.
A descaling solution can help disintegrate the sediments in your tank. Also, using a long hose to drain the tank may help to flush these sediments. A professional plumber can conduct these tasks for you every year.
Contact Eric Smock Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for all your water heater and HVAC service needs. Our NATE-certified service technicians value your comfort.
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