Most Common Water Heater Issues Homeowners Face
Water heaters of good brands are robust and will usually last for over 10 years if you maintain them well. It’s why most people almost forget these systems exist until something goes wrong with them. In most instances, water heaters start to malfunction or stop working because of disuse, misuse, lack of maintenance, or overuse.
Regardless of what the problem with the system is, we at QUINNAIR Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can handle all types of Water heater maintenance and repairs. There are some common reasons why these systems fail, and here we take a look at what these are
Common water heater fails and the Causes
Less Hot Water- This is a prevalent issue that many homeowners complain about. In some cases, the thermostat setting is incorrect, and once you set this, the system starts to work.
- No Hot Water- In the case of gas water heaters, this issue is generally caused dueto a blown-out pilot light or a defective thermocouple. In electric heaters, the heating element could cause this problem. In case you have no hot water, you would have to call in a skilled technician to inspect and assess the system and fix the issue for you.
- Noisy Water Tank- This could indicate various problems. In most cases, it is the sediment buildup that causes the system to make a knocking or popping sound when switched on. The best way to avoid this from occurring is to flush the tank every few months as it will help prevent the buildup.
- Tank Leaks- If your tank is leaking, replacing the entire system may be the only solution. Call in the experts to inspect the tank. They will determine whether the leak is in the pipe leading to the tank. This issue is a result of corrosion, and they may recommend that you get the system replaced.
Water Heater Services
The best way to keep your water heater in good condition is to get it serviced by experts bi-annually. They will come in and check all the components to ensure it is working as it should.
They would also be able to spot potential issues, and that gives you the chance to fix them before they get out of hand and become troublesome and costly to fix. We are here to help with all your water heater repairs and maintenance requirements.