TOP REASONS YOUR HOT WATER HEATER MAY NOT BE WORKING
- Fuel source is cut off. If you have a gas water heater, your pilot light may be out. Check to see if it is and relight if so. If you have an electric water heater, the breaker may have been tripped. Check your water heater’s circuit breaker in the circuit panel, and switch it on again if it’s in the red.
- Water is getting too hot. Most modern hot water heaters have safe-guards in place so your water doesn’t get too hot. You’ll have to reset the electric water heater, which is usually a red button on the water heater’s thermostat. There also may be a lower thermostat reset button as well that you’ll need to reset.
- Failed heating element. The heating elements are what heats the water in your hot water tank. If your electric hot water heater is slow to heat, runs out of hot water faster than it used to, or doesn’t deliver any hot water at all, there’s a 90-percent chance that the problem is the heating element. All heating elements, like light bulbs, will eventually burn out.
- Sediment build up inside the hot water tank. Over time, water contaminants can build up and harden in the bottom of your hot water heater, which will result in less hot water. You can clean your hot water heater regularly, soften your hard water with a water softening agent, or decrease the temperature of your hot water heater. You can also drain the tank to get rid of the sediment.
If your water heater trouble-shooting does not work, you may need to replace the hot water tank altogether. Champion Services in Green River, Evanston, and Ogden offers water heater installation, repair, and replacement on all types of water heaters, including tankless and solar water heaters. Call us today for all of your water heater and furnace repair needs today!