One common cause of tepid water is a buildup of residue or sediment at the bottom of your tank. You can solve this problem by flushing the tank. We recommend that you flush your tank at least once a year.
If you have a large family or you seem to run out of hot water when you have extra guests, your tank may simply be too small to meet the demand. You may want to consider upgrading to a unit with a larger tank or investing in a tankless water heater that offers hot water on demand.
The dip tube that forces the cold water down to the bottom of the tank may need to be replaced. When the dip tube is not working properly, cold water is allowed to rise to the top of the tank where it exits through the hot water outlet to your faucet.
If you notice that your pilot light is not staying lit, you may need to have the thermocouple replaced. The thermocouple is a tiny generator that is responsible for creating a magnetic current that holds open the gas valve located in the control unit located on the front of the water heater. If the thermocouple or its wiring are not functioning properly, the water heater will not sense the heat from the pilot light correctly. This will cause it to constantly cycle on and off. This can typically be remedied by replacing the thermocouple.
If your water heater is not providing you with enough hot water, our team of expert technicians can diagnose the problem and recommend the appropriate replacement part or install a new water heater if your unit cannot be repaired.
If you have hot water but it takes a while for it to get to your shower or tap, it is probably due to the configuration of your plumbing. Once the hot water exits the water heater, it has to travel through the pipes to the faucet. If you live in a large or ranch style home, this may mean that the water has to travel through an expansive plumbing run, so it can take a while for the hot water to reach the faucet. We can install a recirculation system that can help get the hot water to you faster.