Have you noticed that with the change in weather your hot water unit isn’t performing as well as it used to? Is your hot water only running lukewarm or does it take considerable time for the water to heat to a desirable temperature? It is likely that your hot water unit is faulty or, worst case scenario, on it’s last legs. Regular maintenance can ensure that hot water units are running efficiently, however it’s not a common priority for most home owners.
Hot water units are like any household appliance and will start to show signs of wear and tear after time. If your hot water is not running as it should, it may be a very small repair that is required to bring it back to life, or it could be something more serious. Don’t wait for your shower to run cold, Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas can assist with all areas of hot water unit maintenance and repair and offer a same day service on all hot water unit issues.
There are several reasons your hot water unit might be running less efficiently that might not involve complete replacement, including:
- Broken thermostat
- Sediment Build up
Hot water units age like any other household appliance and become less efficient over time. Generally, a hot water unit has a lifespan of approximately 10 years (dependant on model, make and level of household usage). If you are aware that your hot water unit is older than this, it is important to have it regularly serviced. A quick inspection may find a small fault that can be rectified and add a few more years to your older unit’s lifespan.
The thermostat is the component that regulates gas intake from an attached fuel supply and, if faulty or broken, will not allow the unit to receive the signal to heat your water. This is a simple problem to fix but must be done only by a professional who can asses the unit and decide if an alternate thermostat can be fitted to improve efficiency.
Sediment Build Up
Over time, water contaminants can build up the bottom of your hot water unit, preventing it from producing enough hot water and clogging up the pipes. It can also cause great damage to the heating element. Bunbury water often has high levels of calcium and other minerals, so it pays to get a local expert to inspect your hot unit. Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas know just how much sediment is too much for our local conditions.
Is Your Hot Water System Running Properly?
Hot water is more of a necessity than a luxury these days. Contact Mainline Plumbing & Cheap Hot Water & Gas today on 9791 1608 and ensure that your plumbing and hot water needs are being taken care of by the professionals with same day service.