Life comes at you fast. Between working all day, taking the kids to extracurricular activities, feeding your family, and fulfilling professional and social engagements, there’s not a lot of time left in the day. So when you finally have the luxury of taking a hot bath to relax or throw in a much-needed load of laundry when the kids are finally in bed, the last thing you want is to find yourself with no hot water. At Mr. Furnace Heating and Air Conditioning, we understand the important role your hot water heater plays in keeping your household and family clean. That’s why our team is available 24/7 for emergency hot water heater repairs in Winnipeg. From troubleshooting the issue to replacing parts or your entire system, we can provide a solution to your hot water heater problems. If you’re in need of our services, call us day or night for an appointment.
Routine Maintenance Checks
Nobody plans to have issues with their hot water heater, but what if you could prevent costly emergencies with a little bit of TLC? By having your electric, gas, or propane hot water heater regularly maintained by the professionals at Mr. Furnace Heating and Air Conditioning, you can catch minor issues before they become big problems and avoid future malfunctions. Get in touch with us today to inquire about maintaining your hot water heater.
Common Water Heater Problems
Some common water heater problems can arise and disrupt the flow of hot water into your home. These minor problems can be repaired by a professional technician:
This is one of the most common problems. Either the water is not hot enough, or the volume is too low. This is usually due to a faulty thermostat. If your water heater's thermostat is defective, do not turn up the temperature too high to compensate, as this can create more troubles.
No Hot Water
There might be no running hot water despite the water heater being turned on. This happens when the water heater's pilot light blows out due to a malfunctioning thermocouple or a defaulting pilot control valve. If you use an electric water heater, a faulty heating element can cause this problem, and you will need to contact a professional for repairs.
This usually happens when the water gets infected by bacteria. You can call a professional to identify and repair the source of the problem in your heater.
Noisy Water Tank
Water heaters can often make strange, unusual noises due to a host of problems. It could be the sediment deposition being burnt by the heating element or the heating element burning out.
In most cases of leaky units, you are required to replace your water heater with a new one. Minor leaks can be fixed by tightening all the screws and pipe connections. Nonetheless, it is always advised to call for a professional.
Deciding Between Water Heater Repair or Replacement
To determine whether your water heater needs a repair job or complete replacement, there are certain signs that you need to look out for:
Excessive Repairs Due to Ageing
If your unit is under ten years old, there is no need to replace it for any minor defects. A routine repair job will suffice. But if your water heater is reaching its 10-year limit, and requires constant repairs, then it may be a sign that it needs replacement.
Unexplained Rise in Electricity Bills
Heating water daily accounts for a large part of the energy consumed by a household. Spotting unexpected rises in your electricity bills despite having your heater repaired could be a sign you need to replace your heater with a new model.
Corrosion on the heaters’ body should not be seen unless your unit is extremely old. Mostly, any extreme external corrosion is beyond repair. Replacing your heater is the most viable option.
If your hot water has a noticeable reddish tint, then it may be a sign of internal rusting. A simple repair job can usually rectify this if a swappable element is rusting. But if it persists, then it's a sign of corrosion on the inner walls, which calls for an immediate replacement.