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Common Water Heater Problems and Signs You May Need a New Unit

Last updated 6 years ago

Your water heater works very hard to provide hot water for more than just your shower. Throughout you home, several appliances demand hot water, sometimes on a daily basis. Your sink and dishwasher require hot water to operate just as your washing machine and bath faucets do. Over time, hot water heaters can wear out, and recognizing the signs of an aging water heater can save you from an unpleasant surprise in the shower should it fail.

How to Recognize That You Need a New Water Heater

You may be able to spot a failing water heater before it gives out completely, which can save you time and frustration, as well as unpleasantly cold water. If you’ve noticed your water heater has begun to make pinging or knocking noises, contact your HVAC contractor right away. This can be a sign of an issue that may be repairable, but it can also point to a failing unit.

A very obvious sign that your water heater is on its way out is water that is too cold or too hot. A failing water heater can present a serious safety issue in the event that it overheats, so anytime you suspect that your water is too hot and does not respond to adjustment, contact your HVAC contractor right away.

Selecting a New Water Heater

Water heaters today are designed to last for many years, and they are more efficient than older versions. There are many options when it comes to choosing your new water heater, and you may find that selecting a different size than you had previously can save you money. Speak with your HVAC contractor for ideas on finding the ideal water heater for your home.

Visit Blue Dot Services of Maryland on the Web to learn more about replacing your water heater with a more efficient unit. Our company has served the mid-Atlantic for more than 40 years. Contact us at (410) 698-6465 to learn more about our services today.


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