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Watch for These Water Heater Problems This Winter

Winter is a stressful time of year for home appliances. Many of them see more use, which means more wear and tear. Your water heater is one of the most important home appliances you have. It’s also already under a lot of stress throughout the year. If you don’t want to suddenly find yourself without hot water in the middle of the coldest months of the year, you should keep an eye out for any developing problems with the system. Let’s have a look at some of the common water heater problems you should watch for.

Dropping Output

If your water heater doesn’t seem to be putting out as much output as it normally is (and you haven’t just exhausted it) there might be a couple of reasons why. It’s possible that the burner assembly is malfunctioning, and is insufficient to heat the water in the tank. It’s also possible that there is a lot of sediment buildup on the bottom of the tank, insulating the water inside from the heat. If there’s no hot water available at all, your system might be facing an electrical problem. There are all kinds of issues that could contribute to a drop in output, but what is important is that you call for repairs as soon as you notice it.


Even a small leak can be a threat to the water heater, if it is located in the wrong place. A leak in a valve or in the circulator pump could cause all sorts of problems down the line. Even a leak in the storage tank could worsen and eventually cause a rupture. Call for repairs as soon as you notice a leak in your water heater.

The Sunny Plumber offers water heater repair services throughout Phoenix, AZ. Call today for an appointment. 

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