Hot showers before work, relaxing baths in the evenings, the convenience of dish-washing with the press of a button, the ability to keep your white clothing and linens spotless—you depend heavily upon your hot water supply each and every day. Whether you have a storage tank, tankless, or heat pump water heater, it is one of your home’s major appliances and you can’t afford to live without it.
However, like all good things, your water heater will not last forever, though with regular care, you should be able to maximize its longevity. Insufficient or a total lack of hot water is one of the most common signs that you need to call for professional water heater services.
I Kinda Have Hot Water
If you find that your hot water supply is intermittent or it seems to run out quite easily, then there are various things that may be wrong. For example, your water heater may have excessive sediment build-up inside, which can lead to all sorts of issues. Your water heater may have tripped the circuit breaker (which you might want to check before calling). Or its heating element may have burned out.
How Old Is Your Water Heater?
Because of the interaction between water and metal, despite the tank lining, your water heater will eventually be subject to breakdowns. If you don’t have enough hot water, you may want to think about the age of your hot water heater. If it is well over a decade old, then you may be looking at a replacement unit rather than a simple repair. We’re sure a new unit isn’t at the top of your most-wanted list, but because of how important it is to you and your family, it is a worthwhile investment. Besides, you may not want to put more of your money into an old and obsolete system when you could put it towards a new model.
For excellent water heater repair throughout the Phoenix area, you can rely on The Sunny Plumber.