Common Water Heater Problems You May Encounter
Water heaters may be silent, but they do a lot of work in our homes. Most water heaters are designed to last. They usually come with long warranties – assuring you of using them for many years without facing any issues. But with a combination of water, heat and other external factors, problems are still bound to happen.
Some of the problems may be minor and a simple repair can restore them back to normal functioning. It is important to contact a qualified technician to check the issue and have it fixed. Butler Heating & Air Conditioning has certified water heater technicians who work round the clock. All you need to do is make a call and give your location.
1. Water Temperature Issues
Water temperature issues are some of the most commonly experienced problems with water heaters. The first issue is cold water. The major cause of cold water is either a faulty heating element or a faulty thermostat. Warm water is another issue. This can be a result of an undersized water heater or crossed hot and cold connections.
There are many factors that can cause leakage in a water heater. Some of them include improper water pressure, overheating, a stuck valve, bad gasket, a leakage from a nearby plumbing connection, a leaking water tank or loose heating element bolts.
3. Discolored Water
Rusty water can be a sign of corrosion of the water tank’s inner lining, normally caused by a failing anode rod. You can contact a professional water heater technician to find out if replacing the anode can solve the problem.
4. Unusual Noises
Unusual noises from the water heater are normally caused by sediment buildup. The problem can be fixed by flushing the water heater.
Butler Heating & Air Conditioning understand the questions and concerns of many customers about heating and cooling equipment. Having been in business since 1949, our objective has been to make people comfortable in Dayton, OH. We offer many other services, including plumbing repair and installation, indoor air quality, and preventative maintenance services.