A water heater is like an old trusted friend—low maintenance, there when you need them, and always warm for you. But like most friendships, there are times when your water heater runs cold and needs extra attention, or even replacement. If you’re getting the cold shoulder from your water heater, read on for a plumber’s best advice about water heater services to keep your water hot.
Six Signs Of Impending Water Heater Issues
If you notice any of the following six signs, it is time to call a plumber. These are early warnings that can save you a lot of extra expense if you catch them in time and don’t leave the damages to run their course.
1. Cold Showers (& Cold Dishwashing Water)
If your hot faucets only run cold, your water heater is clearly faulty and will need the attention of an Art Plumbing, AC & Electric plumber to fix it.
2. Grumbling Water Heater
A water heater that starts making loud rumbling, grumbling noises is a water heater that is heading for a breakdown.
3. Lukewarm Water, Never Hot
If you’ve noticed a distinct drop in the temperature from your hot faucets, there is trouble brewing that will need to be addressed.
4. Murky, Colored, Not Clear Water
If the water from your water heater is a funky color, muddy, or rusty, your water heater may be rusting inside. This can’t be ignored as the water won’t be safe to drink, but also can lead to a burst water heater.
5. Wet Spots Around Your Water Heater
Any wetness around your water heater is a sign of trouble that should be attended to as soon as possible.
6. Water Tastes Or Smells Funny
If you notice your water develops a metallic taste or odor, you likely have a rusting water heater on your hands.
Types Of Water Heaters
You’ve had the cold showers; you’ve called the plumber and it’s clear – you need to replace your water heater. With so many options available, how do you decide what type of water heater is best for you? Art Plumbing, AC & Electric plumbers are available to consult with you to figure out what will work best for your home and needs. They will also provide and install whichever water heating option you decide on.
Water Heater Type 1: Standard Storage
This type of water heater is the most popular due to its ability to effectively and reliably provide a constant amount of hot water. An added bonus of the newer models on the market is how highly energy-efficient they are. This is a great choice for families that need large amounts of water during their peak water usage times.
Water Heater Type 2: Tankless
As the name suggests, tankless water heater technology flash heats water on demand, rather than keeping a tank full of water hot permanently. This reduces the amount of energy used significantly and will save on your energy bill. Tankless water heaters can operate on gas or electricity.
Water Heater Type 3: Solar Heating
Sunshine is free and you can put it to good use by installing a solar water heating system. Solar collectors and storage tanks make up a solar water heating system. Solar water heating systems usually require a backup for days when the sun doesn’t shine or when the demand is great, but they will have a huge impact in reducing your energy bill.
Did You Know That Art Offers Circulating and Re-circulating Systems?
If you find yourself constantly waiting for the hot water to heat up due to the length of pipes between your water heater and your faucet, speak to an Art plumber about a circulating system. This can be easily fitted to your current plumbing system and will ensure that hot water is instantly available at each outlet. This cuts down on the amount of water wasted while waiting for the heat to arrive drastically.
Keep Your Water Heater In Top Condition With Flush & Fill Maintenance
Once a year, Art plumbers can clean out the sediment in your water heater tank. This sediment builds up over time and drops your water heaters efficiency and lifespan.
What Other Water Heater Services Does Art Offer?
Apart from regular gas or electric water heater repairs, maintenance, replacements and installations, our plumbers also specialize in boiler systems, heat pumps and instant hot water dispensers. If it has anything to do with hot water and your home, you can rest assured that Art Plumbing, AC & Electric have it covered.
Whatever your hot water needs are, Art Plumbing, AC & Electric plumbers are on standby to diagnose, repair, and install top of the range equipment. Call us today at 1-800-475-1504 to keep your hot water flowing.