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Signs Your Water Heater May Need Repairs

The greatest thing since indoor plumbing is heated indoor plumbing: a steady supply of hot water makes it easier to keep clean, cook, and wash clothes. To protect your hot water supply, you need to keep your water heater in excellent repair. At the first sign of a malfunction, you need to call for professional repairs. Otherwise, you risk an abrupt breakdown.

Here are some signs that you need to call up a water heater service in Chapel Hill, NC immediately. For top-level repair from professionals, contact Ideal Services Heating & Cooling any time of the day or night.

Warning Signs It’s Time for Water Heater Repair

  • Rusty water: You’re probably familiar with the sight of rusty water coming from your faucets after you’ve returned from vacation. This dissipates within minutes. But if this rusty color starts to appear during regular use of hot water, then corrosion has started to infiltrate your water heater, probably because the anode rod designed to prevent corrosion has rusted through. This requires immediate attention, since too much rust will require replacing the whole water heater tank.
  • Inconsistent or low levels of hot water: Your daily patterns will lead you to expect a certain amount of hot water throughout the day. If you notice a disruption in the pattern—losing hot water at unusual times, or water that isn’t reaching its regular temperature—then there is probably an issue with the water heater, such as a failed heating element (for an electric heater) or a gas flow problem (for a gas heater). Call for professional repairs right away to look into it.
  • An increase in your power bills: A malfunctioning water heater will drain power in order to meet its target level of heat. This drain will appear on your energy bills. If you notice any increase in your bills that you cannot account for through a change in your water use, it might indicate a repair need in your water heater.
  • You notice leaking around the tank: Water heaters shouldn’t leak at all, and if you see wet spots or pools of water around the water heater’s tank, don’t wait to call for professionals.

Loss of hot water is a major inconvenience that can disrupt your life almost as much as a power-outage or the loss or your HVAC system. With the help of a professional heating repair service in Chapel Hill, NC, you should be able to stop a full breakdown and prevent your bills from rising any higher. Ideal Services Heating & Cooling is ready to repair your water heater whenever you think it needs the service of experts.

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