Water Heaters

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-What is a Water Heater?

A water heater is a utility that uses
thermodynamics as a means to heat your water.

Water heaters provide hot water for basic amenities like bathing, dishwasher, laundry washer, cooking, and even space heating. Many repairs can be done to a water heater. Now, the only question is…what problem are you having? Most problems with a water heater are due to plumbing, breaks, or leaks. The most common issues are no hot water, not enough hot water, rusty colored water, low rumbling or popping noise emitted from the water heater, rotten egg odor, higher pitched whining when operating, and, but is not limited to, water leaking from the bottom of the heater. Water heaters in general tend to break down as they get older, this is due to wear and tear. This can also cause the components that heat the water to stop working. Sediment buildup and corrosion are also common occurrences when looking at a used water heater. There are also issues that are associated with the type of water heater your are using, gas and electric.

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-Gas Heater Problems

There are issues that are associated
specificially with gas heaters.

-The heater is not large enough to provide a sufficient amount of hot water for your family: Replacing it is the most common solution.
-No hot water: This is often fixed by relighting the pilot light
-Pilot light is not staying lit or it keeps going out: This is sometimes caused by dirt and dust, try cleaning the area.
-Dirty heated water, loud/noisy heater: Sometimes the tank needs to be flushed.
-Leaking of valves: Replacement is most common, but tightening is often a quick fix.
-None or not enough hot water: Could be something wrong with the temperature control.
-Water is scalding hot to no end: Could be the temperature controls, if the heater cannot be turned down, it needs to be replaced.
-Rusty water tank or water: Replace it as soon as possible.

-Gas Heater Problems

There are issues that are associated
specificially with gas heaters.

-The heater is not large enough to provide a sufficient amount of hot water for your family: Replacing it is the most common solution.
-No hot water: This is often fixed by relighting the pilot light
-Pilot light is not staying lit or it keeps going out: This is sometimes caused by dirt and dust, try cleaning the area.
-Dirty heated water, loud/noisy heater: Sometimes the tank needs to be flushed.
-Leaking of valves: Replacement is most common, but tightening is often a quick fix.
-None or not enough hot water: Could be something wrong with the temperature control.
-Water is scalding hot to no end: Could be the temperature controls, if the heater cannot be turned down, it needs to be replaced.
-Rusty water tank or water: Replace it as soon as possible.

-Electric Heater Problems

There are issues that are associated
specifically with electric heaters.

-Sediment buildup: Might be fixed by softening the water.
-Not a sufficient amount of hot water: Could be something wrong with the thermostat.
-Dirty water/noisy heater: Tank may need flushing.
-None or not enough hot water: Could be something wrong with the temperature controls.
-Rusty water tank or water: Replace it as soon as possible.
-Leaking of valves: Replacement is most common but tightening is often a quick fix.
-Water is scalding hot to no end: Could be the temperature controls,
if the heater cannot be turned down, it needs to be replaced

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