Water Heater

Water Heater

Your water heater is  one of the more under appreciated appliances in your home. Running short of hot water when you’re showering or taking a bath presents an unwanted problem.  As the second largest energy expense in your home involves water heating, it behooves you to understand the many issues surrounding the heating of water.  Whether it is repairing, replacing, or installing hot water heaters, the professionals at Armour Plumbing are the Right People for the job.Water Heating 22 Sunny Hills Dr., Ste 101, Athens, GA  30601

It may be helpful to understand problems that can arise in the system.  These problems can be categorized by the severity of the issue. Obviously the biggest problem occurs when you are no longer getting hot water at all. If this is the problem, what steps should you take to begin to solve the problem.

The initial step depends on what provides the heat – is it a gas fired or electric?  If you don’t know, then you should call Armour Plumbing at 706-543-9850 to help you.  If you know, then you can proceed to step two.  This step depends on which kind it is.  If it is gas, check that the pilot light is lit.  If your hot water heater is electric, make sure that the circuit breaker has not been tripped. If this does not solve the lack of water, it is time to call the professionals at Armour

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Plumbing.  More than likely this will necessitate a new one.  The technicians can help you decide on the best water heater.

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A secondary problem is that you run out of hot water fast.  In this case the water is hot enough, there is just not enough of it.  This could be because the water heater is not properly sized for the demand all the appliances are putting on it.  For example, if you have a large family that takes showers or baths around the same time, the heater will not have the capacity to deliver the necessary amount of hot water.  Or let’s say you notice there is no hot water at the faucet when you run the dishwasher and washing machine.  A solution could be the need to upgrade to a larger one.

A third problem is that the water never gets hot.  The easiest solution is to check that the thermostat on the water heater is set properly.  This is normally located near the bottom of the heater.  For electric heaters, the thermostat is usually located behind a cover plate.  For safety purposes, make sure you have shut off the power at the circuit board to keep from getting shocked.  For gas heaters, the thermostat is normally visible.  The Energy Guide recommends a temperature setting of 120 degrees fahrenheit or less since water temperatures greater than 125 degrees may cause severe burns.

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If the thermostat is set properly and it is an electric heater, the problem is probably that one of the heating elements has stopped functioning.  This necessitates the replacement of the element.  Unless you are a do-it-yourselfer, it will be necessary to have a professional replace the offending element.  For a gas heater, again it’s time to call the one who handles plumbing Athens GA.

Armour Plumbing & Well Service
22 Sunny Hills Dr., Ste 101
Athens, GA  30601