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Problems Your Hot Water Heater Might Face

Hot water heater is convenient and easy to use and it has lower installation costs. Additionally, it is flexible to use multiple power source — if your home is connected to the power grid,  you can certainly use electric water heaters, since they just use electricity. However whether it is electric or gas, you will no longer be able to benefit from all the benefits of hot water heater the moment it faces problems.

When you turn on the faucet but it fails to mobilize hot water. Hot water runs out after several times of usage in a short period of time. This means, whoever is last to shower will have to accept getting a bone-chilling, shivering ice-cold water. Most of the time hot water heater problems are very self-evident where you can see water dripping or puddling around the water heater. Weird noises like odd clinking or gurgling can also be heard when the water heater problem is suspected happening. These are some problems your hot water heater might face that are incredibly annoying :

1. There’s no hot water

Having no hot water from the water is a big brother to anyone which means the water heater is not working. A common cause of why it is not working because it lacks power or energy source, gas or electricity, that doesn’t produce enough heat. This can be caused by a faulty thermostat that controls only one side (lower or upper) heating element so it fails to get hot enough water. On the other hand, a tripped circuit breaker turns off the system. Switching it back on might turn it on again.

2. Inadequate hot water

If your water heater works fine but it is not producing enough hot water, there is a problem. The water heater should have 75% hot water capacity. So when the demand is more than the capacity, it exceeds the ability of the water heater to produce enough hot water. A few solutions to this problem is limiting the length of hot water usage when showering and/or replacing a high-flow to low-flow showerhead to save hot water. Additionally, if it doesn’t exceed the capacity but still produces less hot water than is used to or should be, one or both heating elements may be broken.

3. The water is too hot

Turning down the temperature on the hot water thermostat dial to a cooler setting is the first step to do when your water becomes too hot and allow the water to cool down. The temperature-pressure relief valve may have been incorrectly installed or broken since it should be releasing excessive pressure from steam buildup.

4. Coloured and bad-smelling water

There could be corrosion inside the water heater tank or pipelines at home which can create red, green, brown, or yellow tint to it. That is because minerals can cause discoloration in the water. Meanwhile, the odour is caused by a reaction between the hot water anode rod and water, where the anode rod needs replacement. Water heater problems can be fixed either by yourself or by calling an experienced pro to repair it. Sometimes calling a pro who knows what to do will take a day or two which means waiting around while there is no hot water at home. But, Hot Water Specialist is the best choice in the Sydney area. We take immediate response and action with same day service to fix your water heater problems, whether you have an electric or gas water heater. Our experienced and qualified technicians will repair your problems with the necessary updated tools and fix the issues swiftly. We are available 24/7, so do not hesitate to contact us for further information about our services.

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Trouble shooting your hot water

  • Check your circuit breaker
  • Check hot water system power
  • Check hot water limit switch
  • Check Element
  • Check upper Thermostat
  • Adjust & Check hot water tempreture
  • Thermostat must be fit against the tank
  • Check for grounded element
  • Tempreture too low
  • Check termostate
  • Check element
  • Check for loose wires
  • Is the hot water heater too small?
  • Sediment build up on water heater elements
  • Heat trap nipples

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