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Installation, Repair, & Maintenance
A water heater is an essential appliance in every household, providing hot water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning. By choosing the right type of water heater, hiring a professional for installation, and maintaining your new water heater, you can ensure your household has a reliable source of hot water for years to come.
For water heater installation, repair, and maintenance in the Denver Metro Area and outlying areas, call ABE Heating and Cooling at (303) 341-5701.
Before we dive into how water heaters work, it’s important to understand the different types of water heaters available on the market. There are two main types: tankless and tank-style water heaters. Tank-style water heaters are the most common type and consist of a large tank that stores and heats the water. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, heat water on-demand as it passes through a series of coils.
How Tank-style Water Heaters Work
The tank is filled with water, which is then heated by the heating element (gas burner or electric).
As the water heats up, it rises to the top of the tank.
When the water temperature drops below the set temperature, the heating element turns on and heats the water until it reaches the desired temperature.
How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Water is heated on-demand as it passes through a series of coils.
When you turn on the hot water tap, cold water flows through the unit and is heated by the coils.
The hot water then flows out of the unit and through the hot water pipes in your home.
Unfortunately, like any appliance, water heaters can break down and require repairs. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, give us a call today.
1. No Hot Water
If you turn on the hot water tap and nothing comes out, the problem could be a faulty heating element or a tripped circuit breaker. To fix this issue, check the circuit breaker and reset it if necessary. If that doesn’t work, you may need to replace the heating element.
2. Not Enough Hot Water
If you’re running out of hot water too quickly, the problem could be a malfunctioning thermostat or a buildup of sediment in the tank. To fix this issue, adjust the thermostat to a higher temperature or flush the tank to remove any sediment buildup.
3. Leaking Tank
If you notice water pooling around the base of your water heater, the tank may be leaking. This is a serious problem that requires immediate attention. Turn off the power and water supply to the heater, then call a professional plumber to assess the damage and recommend a course of action.
4. Strange Noises
If your water heater is making unusual noises, such as popping or cracking sounds, it could be a sign of sediment buildup or a failing heating element. To fix this issue, flush the tank to remove any sediment or replace the heating element.
5. Pilot Light Won’t Stay Lit
If the pilot light on your gas water heater won’t stay lit, the problem could be a faulty thermocouple. This small device senses the heat from the pilot light and signals the gas valve to open. If the thermocouple is malfunctioning, the gas valve won’t open and the pilot light will go out. To fix this issue, replace the thermocouple.
Call ABE Heating and Cooling today at (303) 341-5701 if you would like to find out which type of water heater would be best for YOUR home.
Water heaters come in different types and sizes, which means you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Whether you need a tankless water heater for a small apartment, a large storage tank for a big family, or an electric or a heat pump water heater, ABE Heating and Cooling can help you find the right water heater that will meet your requirements.
The first step in replacing your water heater is knowing when it’s time to do so. Typically, water heaters last between 8-12 years, depending on the type of water heater and how well it’s maintained. Signs that your water heater may need to be replaced include leaks, rust, strange noises, and inconsistent water temperature.
ABE Heating and Cooling has years of experience with water heaters, so call us about any issues or questions you have. We can provide you with knowledgeable advice and options.
To extend the lifespan of your water heater, it’s important to maintain it properly. This includes flushing the tank regularly to remove sediment buildup, checking the pressure relief valve, and inspecting the anode rod. Regular maintenance can also help improve the energy efficiency of your water heater, saving you money on your monthly utility bills.