Water Heater Problems during Cold Weather

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During the cold season, the water heater works extremely harder than in the warmer months and tends to develop problems that require the services of a plumber in Darien, CT, from JNR Plumbing.

Sediment buildup, faulty or old parts, can destroy your water heater. Thus, it is always crucial to contact JNR Plumbing to provide annual water heater services to make sure your appliance is ready for the task. 

Faulty Parts

If your home has a gas water heater, you must check the pilot control valve and thermocouple. If it's an electric water heater, keep an eye on all heating elements and the internal thermostats. If you contact an expert for water heater repair in Darien, CT, we will access all this and address all problems if the need arises.

Mineral and Sediment Build up

Minerals and sediment deposits tend to accumulate on the foot of water heaters, especially tankless water heaters. This creates a massive problem since the deposits draw out the heat produced by the heater and restrict water flow for proper heating. Hence, the water heater tends to consume more energy while losing some of the hot water, resulting in escalated energy bills.Tank style water heaters have a sacrificial anode rod which deteriorates over time and forms debris at the bottom of the tank. 

Therefore, you must have all sediments, corrosion, and scale eradicated from the heater, especially before the cold weather starts. If you have not done so, you should flush the water heater frequently to prevent any damage, resulting in water heater replacement.

Temperature

Hot water temperature should not be any more than 120 degrees. If it goes higher, there is an issue either with the heater itself or the mixing valve attached to it. If you contact a plumber in Darien, CT, we will inspect the water heater and replace the deteriorated anodes if this is happening.

At JNR Plumbing, our experienced and licensed technicians are certified for water heater installation and other plumbing related projects. Call us today or fill out the form to schedule a plumbing service right away.

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