Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. But you likely don’t consider what part of your daily routine depends on the water heater until you need water heater repair in West Chester.
Enjoying a hot shower, running your dishwasher and cleaning clothes are just a couple examples of the home luxuries that require hot water.
You likely won’t realize your water heater is going bad until you only get cold water running out of your showerhead. If you’re aware of these clues, you won’t miss out on hot showers.
If you see these six signs, it’s time to get ahold of the Experts at 484-401-7577.
If your water appears discolored, there is a reasonable chance that your water heater is rusting. This can produce dirty water and loss of water.
Minimal noises are normal. If you hear loud knocking, cracking or banging racket coming from your water heater, it could be a sign of a problem.
If residue has thickened inside, your water heater may be less efficient. This could result in higher energy bills and potential damage to your system.
Leakage is the most common cause of a failing water heater. If you notice water near your equipment, you’re probably experiencing a leak and could risk significant water damage to your home.
Getting no hot water ever is clear evidence of an issue. But fluctuating water temperature is often overlooked as a concern. This could mean mineral deposits have formed and your heating element needs to be repaired or changed.
If you’re experiencing zero or a small amount of hot water, there could be a concern with the pilot light. If you’re not confident how to repair the water heater, call in the Experts at 484-401-7577 in West Chester. While some owners can relight the pilot light without assistance, it can be dangerous if you’re unsure of the process.
If you smell gas, don’t try to light the pilot. Call your area utility company immediately.
The average life span of a domestic water heater with proper maintenance is 10–12 years. Even if your water heater isn’t having an issue, it could be at a greater risk of a damaging leak.
If you’re unsure of your water heater’s age, examine the ID on the unit. This states the manufacturing date and serial number.
If your water tastes metallic, your water lines could be corroded. If both hot and cold water is rusty, the corrosion is probably somewhere in your both hot and cold water pipes.
If only the hot water is rusty, there’s a high likelihood the problem is inside your water heater.
You may also get rotten egg-smelling water, which is likely because of mineral deposits. Standard maintenance will aid in keeping them from building up and damaging the inside of your water heater.
When you conclude it is time for a replacement, the question becomes tank vs. tankless. Here are some considerations about the advantages of tankless water heaters:
Wesley Wood Service Experts’s plumbing team in West Chester can aid in fixing leaks, fitting low-flow fittings and suggesting energy-saving upgrades.
If it isn’t economical to have a overhaul accomplished, we can recommend a new water heater to meet your household demands and budget.
Reach us at 484-401-7577 or contact us online to request an appointment today.
If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you just had a shockingly cold shower or turned on the faucet to discover that your house doesn’t have hot water. It’s an irritating scenario, but don’t panic. Learning the most common causes of no hot water is the first step toward... Continue reading
Heat pump water heaters, also known as hybrid water heaters, are a revolutionary and eco-friendly solution that might be well suited for your household’s hot water needs. Delve into the inner workings of these fascinating devices and explore their pros and cons to help you decide if a heat pump... Continue reading
Depending on where you live, mild weather or extreme cold may be the norm during the winter months. Regardless, your water heater works harder when the temperature drops outside. This makes many people ask the question — can water heaters freeze? While extremely rare, it’s actually not... Continue reading
© 2023 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.