As a homeowner, you probably think about your hot water heater when it isn’t working or when it is actively flooding your home. There are various signs that your water heater is not working the way that it should. Of course, there are the undeniable signs where you’re not getting any hot water in your shower or the unpleasant appearance of a water leak in the basement. If you have been experiencing issues with your water heater, or think that there may be something off about their performance, we’ve got you covered. Read on to learn about the most commonly asked questions and answers about water heaters.
What is the Best Temperature Setting for Water Heaters?
You will find that the majority of water heaters come with a pre-set temperature from the manufacturer. Typically, water heaters will be set at about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If you happen to have a water heater that is a bit older, you’ll find that there are no specific degree settings. You can still set the thermostat to a medium, and you are good to go.
Why Do I Run Out of Hot Water?
Running out of hot water a bit quicker than usual is a sign that your water heater is due for some repairs. There are a few reasons why your water heater is not warming up your water the way that it should. For example, your water heater can have a broken dip tube. Also, it could be a problem with the lower heating element, especially if your water heater is an electrical unit.
Why Do my Water Heaters Continue to Leak?
Not all leaks work the same. All of them are problematic, but there are a handful of more dangerous ones than others. You’d be shocked to learn that 13% of water use is the result of leaks, so regardless of its “danger” level. Begin by doing some leak detection on your own. Then, call for the professionals to investigate any leaks. Take a closer look at your water heater. You might be able to see a pipe fitting that has gotten loose or an obvious issue. The more details you can give to your water heater repair plumber, the better suited you’ll be.
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