We Fix All Water Heater Problems

We Fix All Water Heater Problems

This Corroded Hot Water Heater is Beyond Repair

Water heaters are a modern convenience that makes our lives a little better and a lot easier by bringing clean, hot water to our fingertips. Even though we use them almost daily, most people have little working knowledge of this appliance, and even less knowledge of what to do with them when things go wrong, like an untimely cold shower early in the morning. While it’s always best to call a reliable plumber to handle your water heater problems, learning a little bit about what could be the problem can give you a whole new appreciation on the magic your repairman works to get your shower nice and hot again.water heater repair

For starters, most households will either have a large gas or electric water heater for mass hot water storage, although there are also smaller “on demand” systems which are located right next to the applicable faucet or nozzle. Each of these will have different repair procedures and maintenance requirements, but there are plenty of water heater repairs that can be solved by your plumber with just a few simple tweaks without having to buy a new system. Rusty water

Water tanks need an anode rod, also known as a sacrificial rod, to prevent rust from building up internally. The rod will dissolve over time and needs to be replaced periodically. If your water becomes rust colored, this is typically what’s causing the problem.

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Overheating of the water temperature and pressure valve is a common reason for leaks. It is often necessary to replace the pressure valve. Unfortunately, if the leak can be described as rusty water at the bottom of the tank, it might be time for a whole new tank.Stinky water

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If your water takes on a sulfur-like smell (basically like rotten eggs) you might have a bacterial infection inside of the tank. These bacteria are feeding on the hydrogen gas which is a result of the anode rod. In these cases, it’s usually necessary to drain the entire system, rinse it with a disinfecting solution, and replace the zinc alloy rod and the anode rod.

Corroded Heating Elements from an Electric Water Heater – No hot water

For electric water heaters, the heating element of your tank will need to be fixed or replaced to correct this jolting problem. For gas heaters, this can be as simple as relighting the pilot light, but if the flame keeps going out, the gas pilot control valve is broken. However, if the flame stays on and there’s still no hot water, a new gas thermocouple should do the trick. For an electric water heater, the upper heating element or thermostat will usually be the culprit for why the water’s not hot and need to be changed by your plumber. Whining or popping noises

When sediment builds up in the bottom of the tank, it can cause the water to boil. The tank will need to be flushed and the heating elements cleaned before refilling it.

While a water heater repair sounds relatively simple, it is never as easy as it seems. Incorrectly flushing your system or buying

the wrong valve can change a simple fix by your handy man into an expensive disaster.

In order to save yourself from a huge headache, too many visits to the hardware store, and potentially lots of money, it is always wise to call a reliable plumber to take care of any problems that you’re having with your home’s water heating system.
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In Our climate Air Conditioning is a Must

In Our climate Air Conditioning is a Must

Air conditioning is a vital need for summer climates. What many people do not realize is that an air conditioning unit can also be used for heating a home in winter. Especially in places that have very hot summers and cool winters, such as Phoenix, AZ, an air conditioning unit is especially appropriate. There are a several options for heating and cooling, and the efficiency of each is determined largely by the climate of the home and surrounding area.air conditioning repair Contact us

For places that receive extreme cold winter weather, but cool summers, a furnace is ideal. Burning fuel such as natural gas or propane is the best option for extreme cold temperatures because it will not break down or need to be cycled backwards. Swamp coolers or room air conditioners are often adequate in climates that are only moderately above comfortable room temperatures in summer.

For climates that see very hot summers, such as Phoenix, a central air conditioning unit is the most efficient option. Swamp coolers are rather ineffective at high humidity. While Phoenix is ordinarily a very dry heat (due to its location in the Sonoran Desert) the monsoon season can bring enough moisture to render evaporative heating largely ineffective. By contrast, an air conditioning unit will cool a home even as the humidity rises, and indeed, will even de-humidify a home.


Furthermore, an air conditioning unit can be run backwards in winter. Technically, an air conditioning unit must be a heat pump for this to be possible, but the vast majority of air conditioning units in Phoenix are, and work well for this application. For a heat pump to be effective, the air needs to be cold, but not too much below freezing. Also, a heat pump works best as a heater when the winters are fairly dry. Phoenix, with normal humidity in winter hovering around 25% is ideal for this. This is because running a heat pump in reverse moves heat from the outside (even though it may be cold, outside air still has considerable heat energy), and uses it to warm coils on the inside. However, the coils outside the house have to be colder than the surrounding air for this to work. If the outside coils get too cold, ice will form on them (especially in high humidity), this prevents heat transfer, and to remove the ice the system will automatically run backwards, or in the same direction as the air conditioning in summer, to warm the outside coils and melt the ice. This is not a problem if it happens only a few times per night, but excessive backwards cycling is counterproductive to the point of the heater (since it blows cold air into the house when it is happening), and wastes energy.

But for Phoenix, a heat pump will effectively warm a house in winter and cool it in summer, making this single-purpose device ideal.

Scott Baker attended American Trade Instituted with a concentration in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, and ventilation. He founded Air America Inc in early 2011, and also instructs at EVIT, the East Valley Institute of Technology.
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