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Water Heater Service

When you turn that faucet to hot, you want it to be hot!

If your hot water heater is showing signs that it is losing efficiency, like if you wake up one morning and the shower just doesn’t get warm, Call Cardwell HVAC Heating & Air Conditioning.  We know hot water heaters and are happy to help get yours back up and running or install a new one for you. Our expert staff is ready and available to help you today.

Signs that your water heater is having issues:

If any of the following is happening, call us and prevent a major issue!

  • Cold or lukewarm water comes out of the faucet when you expect it to be hot
  • Your water heater is old – more than ten years
  • Your water heater tank is rusty or discolored
  • There is a leak
  • Your tank has sediment built up
  • Maintenance has not been performed on your tank


Repairing vs Replacing Your Hot Water Heater

If the tank is not entirely damaged, then the repair is possible. Faulty gas lines and thermostats are simple repairs. However, if the tank shows signs of corrosion, if small puddles form under or around your unit, a corroded tank or a crack in lining the may be the culprit. We would then recommend replacing your hot water heater before it bursts and floods the area, creating an even larger headache.

How to Avoid Water Heater Problems?

Water heater problems can be avoided with regular internal rod replacement. When you choose Cardwell HVAC Heating & Air Conditioning, twice a year we will drain your tank and inspect the its interior walls and anode rods in the center of the tank for issues and will replace your heater’s rods when necessary in order to keep rusting away.

Call us if you have any doubt that your water heater is not in tip-top shape and our knowledgeable technicians will come inspect it for you.

Questions and Answer ( Water Heater Service)

What does it mean when your hot water is rusty?
One of the most common causes of rusty hot water is built-up sediment in the hot water heater. Small traces of rust and dirt from the water supply can accumulate as water is pumped through the hot water heater. This water settles on the bottom of the heater tank
Is it dangerous if the pilot light goes out on water heater?
A device called a thermocouple is heated by the pilot light flame. As long as the thermocouple remains hot, gas is supplied to the pilot light. If the pilot light goes out, the gas is shut off and there is no danger of gas accumulating because the pilot light is out
Can you manually light a water heater with electronic pilot?
No. Gas Water Heater - Remove the inner and outer burner access covers and check to see if the pilot light is lit. * Caution: Most modern water heaters no longer use standing pilots. They use electronic ignition to ignite the gas. Do not attempt to manually light an electronic ignition system.

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