Your water heater may unwittingly be one of the most heavily used appliances in your home. Without your water heater, baths would be unbearable especially during the winter. Understanding how you can troubleshoot your home’s water heater issues can help you fix some issues without the need for outside assistance. However when the time comes, your local water heater repair Arlington Heights company can assist you with more advanced repairs.
Possible power disconnection
Water heaters help to heat the water in your home that you use for showering, laundry and washing dishes. When your water heater breaks, it can throw your routine off and pose a huge inconvenience. One of the reasons your water heater may not be working properly is that it has become disconnected from your main power source. This is actually an easy fix and by checking that it is plugged in and the both the main power switch and gas valve are set to “on,” you can easily trouble shoot for this problem area to see if this has caused it to stop working. In addition, you may want to check the main thermostat and increase the temperature setting if necessary to a warmer temperature. If this does not remedy the issue, your local water heater repair Arlington Heights technician can do a thorough diagnosis to fix your water heater efficiently.
Check for mineral scale buildup
Another reason your water heater may not be working properly is that it may have a large amount of mineral scale build up. If you want to try to fix this on your own, you will need to drain the water heater. One easy way to do this is to disconnect the power and let the heater cool off and then turn off the water. Once you have done this, you can attach a hose to the drain of the water heater and place the other end of the hose in a large bucket. Turn on the hot water faucet at the kitchen sink or anywhere in your home while you allow the water from the hose to drain out into the bucket. When the water has completed draining, you can turn the cold water on and off a few times until the water runs clear. This process can help remove some of the mineral build up that has accumulated in the water heater. If you would rather have a professional water heater repair Arlington Heights company assist you with this, you can contact your local company for assistance.
Water heaters use about 25% of the energy in your home and so selecting an energy efficient heater can cut down on your home’s energy usage while minimizing costly repairs. Contact your neighborhood water heater repair Arlington Heights company for more information about energy efficient and tank-less water heaters.
Allied Air Conditioning and Heating provides quality water heater repair throughout Arlington Heights.