From the time you wake up in the morning until you go to bed, your water heater is likely one of the most-used appliances in your home. It’s hard to imagine not having any hot water in your home for showers, dishes or laundry, but here at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning we have responded to countless calls for Hartford, CT water heater repair. We wanted to share some of the more common ones that we see so that you can recognize problems early and call for service. Give us a call if you’re having any problems with your water heater or tankless water heater.
Hartford, CT Water Heater Repair: Common Issues
All the use that your water heater gets can cause it to develop a few common problems.
- Leaks – It should come as no surprise that one of the most common repairs that we get called for is leaks. Any piece of equipment that handles a lot of water is likely to eventually start to leak. Sometimes the pressure inside the tank can become too much which would cause leaks to form in the tank itself. But many times it’s just one of the gaskets or valves leading into the tank that goes bad.
- Not enough hot water – Another common problem is insufficient hot water. If you aren’t getting enough hot water in your home it could be caused by a couple common things. It might be that your water heater is too small which means that you’ll likely have to replace it. But it could be that the burner is out, that the dip tube has come loose or that there is sediment on the bottom of the tank keeping the heat from the burner from getting to the water.
- Rust – No homeowner ever wants to hear that their water heater is rusted because it usually cannot be fixed. This problem often happens because the anode rod inside has deteriorated. The anode rod is there to absorb the small electric currents in the water that cause rust. When it gets eaten away, then rust can start to form on the tank.
Whether you have a tank water heater or a tankless water heater, call Dynamic Mechanical today for Hartford, CT water heater repairs.