All You Need to Know About Water Heater Repair
The thermodynamic process utilizing energy source for heating water above the initial temperature is termed as water heating. The household uses of hot water may include bathing, cooking, cleaning and space heating. Typical household uses kettles, water heaters, pot, cauldrons or coppers, but these types of water vessels don’t produce a steady supply of hot water in a preset temperature. The appliances that provide a steady supply of hot water in a preset temperature are called water heaters are also called hot water heaters, hot water tanks, heat exchangers, boilers, calorifiers or geysers. Electric water heater are affected by different water repair situations, and they require purchasing of inexpensive parts and some is an understanding of the mechanism of water heaters. In this article, we will discuss water heater troubleshooting tips to help you locate and resolve water heater issues.
Water heater issues include noisy heating elements, black or rusty, colored water, foul odor, no water, water is not hot enough, takes too long to reheat, water that’s too hot, and leaking pressure relief valve. Check the circuit breaker that’s should be a two pole breaker in your circuit breaker panel for water heater that don’t have hot water. You need to also check the thermostat, element or limit switch as well as loose water heater wiring. If there’s no enough hot water coming out from your water heater, check first the thermostat, the heating elements, loose wiring and dip tube. If it takes too long to reheat the water, you can make some simple adjustments in the thermostat, a possible issue with the lower element or sediment build up in the bottom part of the tank. Check the thermostat that may be set too high for water that’s too hot, so it is best to locate the thermostat and change it to its appropriate settings. Another possible cause why the water is too hot is malfunctioning of thermostat or a thermostat that’s not sealed properly.
Noisy heating elements may be caused by build up of scale on the elements or having the wrong water heater elements, so it must be either cleaned or replaced. Black or rusty colored water is a result of dissolved anode or scale build up on the elements. A foul odor coming out from water heater is caused by bacteria build up in the tank, so flushing of the tank may help, as well as replacement of the anode rod with a different metal. Repairing hot water heater pressure relief valve is just simple replacing it, and the installation won’t really take more than an hour. If you are too busy to repair your water heater, please contact us so we can help you out.