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Common Water Heater Problems Near Furlong Township PA

You rely on your home’s water heater to provide warm or hot water whenever you need or want it. The last thing you want is to look forward to a hot shower and instead face a blast of freezing water. If you’re experiencing a problem with your water heater, contact the Furlong heating experts at Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning.

Common Water Heater Problems

  • If the water that comes out of a faucet or shower head is too hot or too cold, your water heater may need to be serviced. A technician can figure out if the problem is due to the power supply, thermostat, or heating element.
  • Leaks are common and can have a variety of causes. The solution may be as simple as tightening a loose connection, or it may be necessary to replace the water heater.
  • If water coming out of your faucets has a foul odor, it may be due to an accumulation of bacteria. You can try flushing and cleaning the tank. If that doesn’t help, have the water heater inspected.
  • Rusty water is a sign that the water heater’s tank is corroding. We may be able to fix the problem in some cases, or we may need to install a new water heater.
  • Sediment can build up and burn, which can cause a water heater to make strange noises. Flushing the water heater may solve the problem. If it doesn’t, the heating element may be failing, and you may need a new water heater.

Types of Water Heaters We Can Service

Our team has the training and experience necessary to inspect and repair many common water heaters, including gas and electric models, tankless versions, and commercial water heaters. If we discover that your existing unit is so damaged or worn out that it needs to be replaced, we can install a new unit. If you’re not sure which type to choose, we can explain the pros and cons of different types and models.

Schedule a Water Heater Inspection

If you have a problem with your water heater, contact Chud right away. You can also schedule an appointment for routine maintenance so we can detect and address problems early and help you avoid large and unexpected repair bills. Call (215)659-4343 to make an appointment.

Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

A water heater typically lasts for several years, but it can become worn out over time due to lack of maintenance or wear and tear. Before your water heater fails completely, it will most likely give some signs that there is a problem. If you know what to look out for, you will know when it’s time to contact a heating Northampton contractor and get a new water heater.

You Don’t Have Enough Hot Water

Sediment in the water heater tank can keep water away from the heat source. If your shower starts out hot and then turns cold before you’re finished, or if you and other members of your family have to wait a while between showers so that each person has enough hot water, you may have to buy a new water heater.

You See Rust in the Water

A water heater tank can rust on the inside, and that rust can get into the water. If water that comes out of a faucet or showerhead has a rusty color, that is a telltale sign that it’s time for a new water heater. If you don’t replace it soon, you may have an even bigger problem on your hands.

The Water Heater Leaks

Rust can eventually cause a water heater tank to leak. That can cause water to flood your basement or utility room. Water can cause major damage to your home’s structure, including mold. It may also damage or destroy your furniture, flooring, electronics, and other belongings.

You Hear Unusual Sounds

Strange noises can be a sign that sediment has accumulated in the water heater tank. The tank may also have cracks or holes, which means that it may leak if you don’t have the water heater replaced soon.

Contact Chud to Replace Your Water Heater

If you have noticed one or more of these signs, you may have to get a new water heater. At Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning, we have experience installing gas and electric water heaters, including models with and without a tank. Our heating Northampton team can work with you to help you choose the right water heater for your home and for you family’s needs. Call (215)659-4343 to learn more.

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