Is your water heater giving you trouble? At Aire Serv of Louisville, we specialize in diagnosing and repairing all kinds of water heaters. Our experienced technicians have the skills and expertise to identify any issues with your system quickly and efficiently. We can also provide quality replacements if necessary - so you don’t have to worry about being left without hot water again!
We understand how important it is for you to get reliable hot water whenever needed, which is why our team offers the highest level of service possible when working on your system. With us, you can rest assured that our work will be done correctly and effectively the first time around – saving you from ever needing a repair or replacement again anytime soon.
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Signs You Have a Broken Water Heater
Different signs indicate when a tankless, electric, or gas water heater’s not working. If any of these red flags show up, it’s time to call in the pros for a look.
- No hot water (in all or part of your home)
- Running out of hot water more quickly
- Only cool or lukewarm water
- Discolored or smelly water
- Water heater leaks
- Noises from your tank
- Decreasing water pressure
- Your unit is old (about 7-10 years for a traditional tank model, or 20 years for a tankless model)
Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters
What is the most common problem with water heaters?
The most common problem with water heaters is sediment buildup. Sediment can build up at the bottom of the tank, reducing the water heater's efficiency, increasing energy consumption, and ultimately leading to tank failure. Other potential problems include thermostat failure, a faulty heating element, a leaky tank, or a malfunctioning pressure relief valve.
Is it better to fix or replace water heater?
The decision to repair or replace a water heater depends on various factors, including the age and condition of the unit, the extent of the damage, and the repair costs versus the cost of a new unit. In general, if your water heater is over ten years old and requires frequent repairs, it may be best to replace it with a newer, more energy-efficient model. If the repair costs are minimal, repairing the unit could be a cost-effective solution.
What is the average life expectancy of a hot water heater?
The average lifespan of a hot water heater is ten to fifteen years. However, the lifespan varies based on factors such as maintenance, water quality, and usage patterns. If your unit is more than ten years old or showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time to start considering a replacement.
What are the signs your water heater is going out?
Several signs indicate that your water heater may be going out, including rusty water, an unusual sound coming from the tank, a drop in water temperature, insufficient hot water, and leaks from the tank. If you notice any of these signs, contact a professional plumber to diagnose the problem and recommend a repair or replacement.
How can you prevent water heater problems?
Regular maintenance can help prevent water heater problems and extend the lifespan of your unit. Some basic maintenance tasks include draining and flushing the tank, checking and adjusting the thermostat, inspecting the pressure relief valve, and maintaining proper ventilation.