Posted: October 25, 2021 by Andy
We typically don't think about where our hot water comes from until there's a problem. Unfortunately, water heaters don't last forever, as much as we'd like them to. In addition, there are many reasons a water heater can fail - but what should you look out for?
Replacing a water heater can be quite an investment. Still, it's important to recognize some of the telltale signs your water heater is starting to fail, so you can replace it before it floods your house and becomes a disaster recovery effort.
If you're experiencing any of the following issues, call our expert team for a water heater inspection. Better safe than sorry!
If you hear groaning, popping, or clanging noises coming from your water heater, there's a chance that minerals have accumulated inside due to hard water. This sludge-like build-up can become superheated and will eventually cause a ruckus.
Over time, a mineral-filled water heater becomes less efficient and takes more time to heat your water. Plus, mineral deposits promote the formation of rust, which will cause your water heater to spring a leak. Nobody wants that.
In Northeast Ohio, hard water is a common problem. This can be fixed by adding a water softener to your system. This upgrade is inexpensive and offers many benefits. Talk to our experts to see if this is a good option for you!
The worst-case scenario is that your water heater can burst, causing a flood. Even a small leak or moisture at the bottom of your water heater is a sign that your water heater is dying, and a minor issue like this can escalate quickly into a major problem.
Though you may not want to install a new unit, this is a much cheaper option than a professional clean-up and restoration after a water heater flood causes significant water damage to your home.
The most common - and obvious - sign of trouble with your water heater is little or no hot water coming from your faucets. There are many reasons why your water won't get hot, including a mineral build-up, a failing pilot light, or even a broken dip tube inside the heater that prevents cold water from being heated.
If you notice any changes in your water temperature, give us a call. We'll inspect your water heater for any issues and make a repair or replacement recommendation.
Corrosion inside your water tank can change the appearance of your water. It might also taste or smell metallic. While most water heaters do come with an anode rod to prevent rusting, if this device wears out or breaks, it can cause water discoloration. Contact one of our technicians to replace the anode rod, as it can be tricky to install by yourself!
If your pressure release valve begins to leak, the natural first step is to replace the valve. However, if you're still experiencing a leak after the valve has been replaced, you probably have a bigger problem. If you're unsure of why your pressure release isn't working correctly, call us!
If your unit is over ten years old, or you don't know when it was last replaced, it's probably near the end of its lifespan. Our experts can help you ascertain the age of your water heater to help you make the best decision for your home and family.
Are you experiencing one or more of the issues we detailed above? Call Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling for an inspection and consultation! We'll inspect every part of your water heater to determine whether repair or replacement is the best choice.
If you experience a water heater emergency after hours, our team is available 24/7 for emergency repairs, because that's how neighbors should treat neighbors!™ Call us to schedule an appointment today - 330-262-4100!
We're committed to providing fast friendly emergency service 24 hours a day 7 days a week for residential heating and air conditioning systems in Wooster, Millersburg and the surrounding areas.
Our 24-hour emergency on-call service means you'll never have to go through another cold winter night or a hot, humid summer day. We service residents of Wayne and Holmes counties with no after-hours or overtime fees, so you'll never have to worry about paying extra because your furnace or air conditioner decided it wanted to quit on the weekend or a holiday!
Our service trucks are ready for your emergency after-hours service call with over 5000 stocked parts so you don't have to wait for us to chase down the parts you need.
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We'll keep your Wayne County furnace running smoothly, and we service gas and electric heaters, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems and more. Our local, licensed, friendly HVAC technicians drive fully-stocked service vans so when we troubleshoot your Holmes County HVAC system and find a faulty part, we can replace it right then! Whatever you need in the area of heating and cooling repair in Wooster, Millersburg, and the surrounding areas, we've got you covered!
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Whether you're a homeowner in Rittman who's in the market for a new, high-efficiency furnace, a mobile home owner in Shreve who's tired of baking in the summertime or you're a property manager in Dalton looking to replace old, temperamental air conditioning systems in apartments with new reliable units, our experience enables us to quickly and accurately assess your HVAC needs. You'll get the new furnace install and central air conditioning upgrade that's right for you.
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While we don't mind visiting your home for a dead-of-winter breakdown (it's what we do), we want to help you avoid that unfortunate situation altogether. That's why we offer affordable Wayne and Holmes County seasonal HVAC maintenance to reduce the future need for heating and cooling repairs. Our thorough inspections catch little problems before they become big ones. An annual HVAC tune-up by one of our expert techs saves you money, time, and stress!
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