Hot water Heater repairs, service & replacement
Some times hot water can make or break your day. It can set the mood for the whole day. A good example is the temperature when bathing or showering. If it is too cold or too hot, it can turn a supposed refreshing and/or relaxing bath into an irritating activity. This is why it is best to ensure that your water heater is always working, or else you could be using cold water to shower in a very cold morning. In Auburn, water heater repairs and services are provided by local experts – which helps support the Auburn Community. :
Auburn Water Heater repairs & replacement all over Auburn and the surrounding towns including North Auburn, Lake of the Pines (LOP), New Castle, Grass Valley, Forest Hill, Colfax, Meadow Vista, Weimar, Nevada City and most points in between.
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Below you will find some common water heater information
The capability of a water heater to meet peak demands for hot water is indicated by its “first hour rating.” This rating accounts for the effects of tank size and the speed by which cold water is heated. The energy efficiency of a water heater is indicated by its energy factor (EF), an overall efficiency based on the use of 64 gallons of hot water per day. The most efficient gas-fired water heaters have energy factors ranging from 0.58 to 0.65. The most efficient electric water heaters have energy factors ranging between 0.90 and 0.95. The higher the energy factor the more efficient the model.
Water heaters with high energy factor ratings may cost more initially but save energy and money in the long run. Eventually, they will pay for themselves through a lifetime of energy savings. We recommend using Bradford White, AO Smith, State, Rheem and Rudd water heaters, but we service and repair all types and brands of hot water heaters.
Conventional gas water heaters, although not as efficient, are simple and reliable and may be your best and least expensive option. Conventional water heaters have improved in recent years. They now have thicker insulation, motorized dampers to reduce heat loss, and an EF of at least .67. Most brands have a higher efficiency model available. While these models will cost more, they will incur less installation and hot water modifications to your water heating system.
Just like conventional heaters, condensing gas heaters have a tank. But that’s the only thing similar. Instead of sending hot exhaust gases out the flue, which wastes energy, this water heater blows them through a coil at the bottom of the tank. Incoming cold water flows around the coil and collects most of the heat. That’s how condensing gas water heaters are so efficient (up to 96 percent efficiency). Even though it’s a storage tank design with “standby loss,” the increased efficiency more than counters the loss.
Tankless water heaters provide an unlimited amount of hot water. They do not get you hot water faster. You see the hot water still needs to travel to the demanding fixture just as with a tanked water heater. They major benefit of tank-less water heaters is they only heat the water when you need it. Saving you tons of cash with your water heating bills. Check out our tankless water heater video on our Crystal Blue Plumbing Tankless water heater page. Tankless water heater repairs and installation by plumbing professionals.
For tankless water heater info: Tankless Water Heaters
Common Water Heater Problems in Auburn, Ca.
Most likely the heating element in the water heater is not allowing the proper mixture of hot and cold. Some other possibilities could be a bad thermostat. Have a Auburn professional take a look at the water heater and provide you some options depending on age of the water heater.
If you have no hot water coming from your gas water heater. First check to make sure your water heater pilot light is lit. Confirm your water heater gas shut off valve is in the open position. On an electric water heater, make sure the red reset button is pushed in. This could have popped out because of faulty controls. Common fixes for no hot water are replacing thermo coupler, Gas valve or upper or lower thermostats on an electric water heater.
If your gas water heater pilot light won’t stay lit it most likely is your thermo coupler. Be careful of drafts or wind gusts that might have blown out the pilot light. Relight the water heater and monitor the pilot light. If it goes out again, call a
Auburn Plumber and have the thermo coupler replaced.
You’re T&P Valve (temperature and pressure relief valve) is an emergency relief valve usually on the top or top/side
of the water heater. The T&P is there to keep your water heater from exploding due to much water pressure or water temperature. A leaking T&P can mean your water heater is not operating properly or simply could be a bad or faulty T&P valve. Either way I recommend contacting a Auburn water heater specialist as soon as you can.
There’s nothing more annoying than a leaking drain port. Most of the time in Auburn California, it’s caused by hard
water corroding the port. Sometimes, it’s only a faulty port. In extreme water heater cases it could be caused by to cold water, which means an element isn’t working correctly. Remember not to over tighten the drain port. If it persists have a water heater expert take a look at your water heater.
Water starting to smell bad like a rotten egg or sulfur is usually a bad anode rod. Have a professional take a look at your water heater and replace the anode rod if your water heater is less than 5 years old. If your water heater is 5 years old or greater consider replacing your water heater.
When your Auburn water heater starts making noises it usually means your water heater is at the end of its life. If your water heater is older than 5 years you probably should consider replacing. Noises are usually caused by sediment at the bottom, broken anode or element or a pressure situation. A water heater with a pressure problem might require a expansion tank. Have a water heater expert examine water heater to determine cause of the noises.
Suddenly you notice water on the floor all around your water heater. First check the top of the water heater to see if the water supply lines are leaking down to the water heater.
Next, check to see if the T&P valve is in the open position allowing water to escape. Last take off the front panel to locate water coming down the tank. Unfortunately if the water heater is leaking from the tank it’s over. Shut the emergency water shut off valve off and replace the leaky water heater at once. Call a Crystal Blue water heater expert in Auburn, Ca. for all your water heater options.
Nothing worse than being in the shower all soaped up and run out of hot water. This could be an undersized water heater or too much sediment build up, limiting the amount of actual heated water. On electric water heaters, the element could be going bad. I recommend having a Auburn Hot Water Heater specialists evaluate your hot water usage for proper water heater recommendations. * Note: Tank-less water heater never run out of hot water.
If you turn on your hot water and start to read a book while you wait for the water to get hot, something is not right. In California we often flirt with drought conditions and wasting water is not good. Most of the time pipes are not insulated well or at all. Major issues could mean your plumbing system is undersized. Don’t fret there are many options available. Talk with our Auburn water heater experts about possible options to get your hot water quicker. *Note: That Tank-less Water Heaters do not get your hot water to you quicker, they just do not run out of hot water.
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