All You Need to Know About Water Heater Repair
Water heating involves the thermodynamic process using energy source for heating water above the initial temperature. There are many domestic uses of hot water which are bathing, cooking, cleaning and space heating. Water is traditionally heated in kettles, water heaters, pot, cauldrons or coppers, but these water vessels do not produce a continual supply of hot water. Water heaters are also called hot water heaters, hot water tanks, heat exchangers, boilers, calorifiers or geysers, are the appliances providing a steady supply of hot water. 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 share some water heater tips to resolve problems.
The common problems of water heaters include no water, water is not hot enough, takes too long to reheat, water that’s too hot, noisy heating elements, black or rusty, colored water, foul odor, and leaking pressure relief valve. For water heater that don’t have hot water, it is important to first check the circuit breaker which are two pole breaker in your circuit breaker panel. 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. Usually, simple adjustments on the thermostat resolves the problem with too long to reheat water, however if it fails, check possibility of problems with lower elements or lower thermostat, as well as 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. A water heater that brings out too hot water may be caused by malfunctioning of thermostat or improperly sealed thermostat.
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 of elements that means the tank starts to rust, so it is better to clean or replace the elements. Flushing of the tank or replacement of the anode rod with a different metal helps bacteria build up that causes foul odor coming out from water heater. For leaking pressure relief valve, it may be caused by something getting into it or valves that won’t seat properly, so the best solution is to have the valve replaced. If you don’t have the time to research and repair your water heater, you may contact us to help you out.