Water heaters are high-capacity appliances that work silently, providing you and your family with the comfort that you are used to in an inconspicuous way. Most homeowners don’t pay too much attention to their water until the unit stops working or it no longer delivers the expected performance – here are the most common issues with water heaters that indicate a fault:
- Less hot water – a typical sign of aging that can be temporarily solved by turning up the thermostat a little, but that requires the attention of a repair technician as soon as possible;
- No hot water at all – if you have a gas-operated unit, the most likely cause for this issue is that the pilot light has gone out. If you re-light it, but you encounter the problem again, call a repair expert because you may have a faulty control valve;
- Unusual noises – the strange noises coming from the tank may be caused by sediments that have accumulated inside the tank and are affecting the operation of the heating element;
- Water that smells like rotten eggs – the smell is probably caused by bacteria that have accumulated inside the tank. Try to clean the tank with a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water, but make sure the tank is properly flushed before you start using it again. For water heater and furnace repair Denver technicians are just a call away.