Guide to All Kinds of Hot Water Heater Problems
Hot water heater is a helpful device that regulates hot or cold water inside your home. It can be a tank-type or tank-less or a solar device. Different issues come with different types of heaters. Here are some problems you may have encountered with your heater.
No Hot Water
You’ve got your brand new hot water heater system and you are so excited to try it. However, after turning on the device and turning on the water in your tap, the water is surprisingly cold! Don’t worry! This can be fixed. If you have an electric device and it doesn’t produce hot water, the issue may lie on the electric heating element. So, try to examine it first. If you find some problems, then replace the element a new one which you can buy in any hardware store or plumbing shop in Australia.
If you have a gas hot water heater then you should take a look at the pilot light and check if it’s turned on. For gas water heaters, this is a safety component. Turning off the pilot light stops the supply of gas and consequently prevents the water from heating. If you see it turned off, and then just turn it on to resume heating.
The thermostat can be another bigger problem in any kind of hot water heater. It serves as a monitoring device, but when it malfunctions it can cause water to be either too hot or too cold. The most possible solution is to replace thermostat with a new one.
Not Enough Hot Water
Getting into the shower to energize yourself is one way the water heater helps you during the week. A bad day starts when the water turns cold suddenly while taking your shower! It is also an indication there might be a problem with your heater. Usually, this is blamed on a defective thermostat which can actually change the temperature immediately and dramatically. To check see the thermostat, which is usually attached to the valve and check if it’s still working. Then compare the actual water temperature with the temperature shown on the gauge. Aside from the thermostat, a clogged flue or vent can be the source of the problem. It could possibly change the normal flow of water from the tubing. Pressure might be reduced because of a clog and may even result in an imbalance in the heating system. For clogging problems, you can look for plumbing services in Sydney to help you.
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