Your water heater is about as integral to your life as the food in your cupboard or the car in your garage. Without the water heater that functions so diligently in your basement, you’d risk taking cold showers, having trouble washing your dishes and laundry effectively, and your overall quality of life would deteriorate before your eyes. Without hot water, our lifestyles just don’t seem to work as well.
Well, how do you know if your water heater is having trouble? After all, it can’t just up and tell you when it’s feeling under the weather.
There are various different clues that are known fairly well throughout the industry that show signs signaling water heater repair in Montgomery County. If you ignore these signs, you’re likely to end with a deteriorated system that fails exactly when you don’t need it to.
Take Care of Your Water Heater
Since we’ve talked so much about how important your water heater is, we’d like to emphasize how vital the health of your water heater is. A poorly performing water heater that’s dealing with issues will work sub-optimally, waste energy or fuel, and worst of all will inconvenience you and your family. These issues can all be avoided by paying attention to the following points:
Issues with Water Temperature
The most important point of having a water heater is being able to use warm or hot water at the specific temperature you desire. It’s one thing if you’ve just got cold water, since that’s obviously an issue, but it’s also not acceptable if you’ve got fluctuating temperatures that go from cold to lukewarm when you’re looking for something better. This is a sign of a subpar water heater that’s not doing the job you’re paying for it to do.
Running Out of Hot Water
If you’re constantly running out of hot water, then you might be dealing with a water heater that’s not sized appropriately for your home. When it comes to tank water heaters, they need to be able to hold enough hot water to fit your home needs. If you don’t have enough hot water on a regular basis, get your system sized and perhaps replaced by a tank water heater that’s ready to supply the right amount of hot water.
Have you heard of a tankless water heater? These water heaters heat up water on-demand, which means they don’t keep a tank of hot water around that needs to be constantly refilled. Perhaps this system could solve your issues as well!
Are you noticing unusually rusty parts on your water heater? If the outside is showing signs of corrosion or rust, then we’d bet that the interior is incredibly corroded. Corrosion happens naturally to a system that deals with water on a daily basis, but you’re going to want to notice it before it leads to problems that could damage your home.
Do any of these signs sound familiar? If they do, don’t hesitate to call our team and investigate what’s wrong with your water heater.
Call the team at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling to have your hot water heater serviced today.