Hot water heater problem? It could be a failure of the heating mechanism but there are other factors that could cause the water heater to fail.
The average handyman can fix any hot water heater problem. However, when it comes to more complex issues it is better to leave the job to a professional water heater system repair Coalfalls. If you are experiencing problems with your hot water system, here's what you will want to check.
No Hot Water
One of the common water heater issues is its failure to heat up the water. Excessive use of hot water may cause the tank to need time to re-heat the water. If this is not the case, see if the circuit breaker has tripped. If it is not the problem, it could be a thermostat problem. If you are using a gas-powered water heater, check the pilot light.
Not Enough Hot Water
In case there is not enough water, oftentimes the problem could be an undersized hot water heater. If the demand for hot water has increased, you may need to upgrade to a newer tank. If there is no change in your daily hot water consumption and you’re still running low prematurely, check the temperature dial as it may need adjustment. You may also need to check around the tank for possible leaks.
Water Is Too Hot
In case the water is uncomfortably hot, it may be because the thermostat is set too high. Water that is too hot increases the risk of scalds and burns. Check the thermostat and just turn it to a cooler setting and wait a couple of hours for the water temperature to drop.
It is also possible that the thermostat is malfunctioning and fails to turn off at its set temperature. If this is the situation, you may need to replace the pressure relief valve.