Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters
While we certainly cannot answer all the of commonly asked questions here that we get about water heaters, we can tackle a few. Of course, if your question is not here or you seek additional assistance, feel free to contact the New Jersey Water Heaters team immediately.
Why don't I have any hot water?
There are a number of possible reasons but the most common cause of no hot water is that the pilot light has gone out. This is fairly easy to ignite, or you can call in a professional to do it. However, if the light continues to go out it could mean the thermocouple needs to be replaced.
Why is the water heater leaking?
It is important to distinguish where the leak is occurring. If it is from the top or one of the connectors it probably just needs tightening or minor repairs. However, usually, the leak is under the tank and causes pooling which means the internal tank is cracked and it is time to replace your water heater.
How come my water heater doesn't provide as much hot water as it once did?
For one thing, check to make sure the thermostat is set where it should be. Next, you should have it flushed for sediment buildup which can cause problems like this. Also, consider the age of the unit. Over time, your system is not going to function like it once did. Finally, it could just be time for a new water heater.
How can I conserve on hot water heating?
For starters, adjust the controls to the pilot position while on vacation or when going away for an extended period of time. Try turning the thermostat down some. Also, make it a point to have your water heater flushed on a regular basis. Insulate any exposed hot water pipes. And consider getting a low-flow showerhead for each full bathroom.
What are the benefits of a tankless water heating system?
There is no quick answer for this, it is something that you should delve into a little deeper before making a big decision like this. However, the short answer is that many people prefer it because it provides immediate access to hot water. In other words, there is no wasting water while letting it run while you wait for it to get to the desired temperature.
For more information on any topics concerning your water heater, feel free to contact us.
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