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The Installation and Reparation of Water Heaters
You rarely ever think about it, but you use it every single day. You turn the faucet on and the hot water is there for you and running automatically. You have never once thought: why would I need water heater repair? Then it happens. The hot water does not turn hot anymore. There are different kinds of water heaters, but all of them fail eventually. Now you want to know everything there is to know about water heater installation and reparation…and fast.
The different types of problems
There are a number of common conditions that can have an effect on a water heater’s functioning. As a water heater ages, it is prone to sediment accumulation. As water is heated inside the water heater, magnesium, calcium, and limescale form on the inside of the water tank and on the burner. If the minerals are left inside the heater, it creates a barrier made of sediment. The barrier ends up on the burner and makes it more difficult for the heater to function properly. Thankfully, a professional can help you keep your water heater in good working condition.
It is a good idea to check the heater for sedimentation accumulation and you should regularly check the burner as well. The flame inside the water heater should appear blue with a yellow colored tip. If the flame is burning an orange or yellow color, it is an indication that the burning is not complete and this can eventually have an influence on the operation of the hot water heater. It may even cause the production of carbon monoxide, and this can prove deadly! Never put the safety of your family at risk.
When is the replacement of a water heater necessary?
The majority of water heaters on today’s market have a lifespan of about 12 years. After that time, the heater begins to become less efficient and likely to fail. It is far more beneficial to get a water heater upgrade now than it is to wait until the last minute to shop for a water heater when the one you have has utterly failed you.
- Water heaters consume a lot of energy and can use up to one-quarter of the energy use in the home. Older heaters are far less efficient, and this means the heater will use even more energy, thereby costing you a considerable expense to operate it.
- Waiting until the heater fails should not be an option. Do not wait for the heater to start operating poorly before you consider an upgrade. You have a number of options today that can save you money and keep your home operating efficiently.
If you want to learn more about the different options and kinds of water heaters or just want to know about water heater repair, call the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing in Ottawa. They can assist you with your water heater needs.