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Water heaters are fairly simple machines, but they can develop problems once in a while. One of the most common problems a gas water heater experiences is the pilot light not staying lit. The pilot light may go out from catching a breeze if the pilot door is not closed properly. It is not difficult to relight the pilot light, the instructions can be found on the front of the water heater.
The pilot light may go out because of a malfunction that needs attention from the Upland Water Heater service. Outside of the pilot going out and just needing to be relit, the problems with a gas fired water heater are simple and can be repaired quickly. If a gas fired water heater has major problems, chances are the water heater has to be replaced, especially if it is at the end of its life.
A simple repair might be the thermocouple. The thermocouple is a safety device that prevents the Upland water heater from releasing gas if the pilot light goes out. The thermocouple is located beside the pilot light and heats the thermocouple. The thermocouple generates enough of a voltage charge that sends a message to the water heater that the pilot is still operational. If the pilot goes out, there is no message to the water heater to continue the gas flow and no gas escapes the water heater.
If you attempt to relight the pilot and it does not stay lit, the thermocouple may need to be replaced. Call the Upland Water Heater service technicians and let them replace the thermocouple and get your water heater back in good working order. The technicians will always give you a written estimate to do the job before beginning any work. The estimate will include the total cost and the work involved.
Electric water heaters can also experience problems with heating or not heating water. The most common problem in an electric water heater is the heating element. The heating element heats the water to the desired temperature. Once the heating element develops water deposits, it will begin to fail and become less efficient when heating water. After a while, the circuit is broken and the heating element stops working all together.
Sometimes the problem with lack of hot water can be remedied simply by turning up the thermostat on the heater to make the water hotter. If the thermostat is already turned to a high setting, lack of hot water is a sign of a more serious problem, such as a malfunction with the control valve. The control valve is the main cog in the wheel that makes the water heater work. The control valve controls every aspect of the operation of the water heater and it malfunctions, the water heater will not operate properly. Water from the supply source, such as a well or from the municipal water system will bring sediment into the water heater. Even if the control valve continues to work as it should, sediment buildup in the water heater will affect its efficiency.
Water heaters are not built to heat water with sediment present. The sediment will cause the water heater to make banging noises, which indicates sediment in the water heater. If your water heater is experiencing banging noises, it is time to call Upland Water Heater services to diagnose the problem and perform the necessary repairs.
Upland Water heater services will install gas and electric water heaters, no matter the size. Tank style water heaters can be found in capacities ranging from 20 to 100 gallons, with the typical residential capacity of 40 to 50 gallons. Upland Water Heater will provide the brand of water heater you prefer or will provide the brand preferred by Upland Water heater.
Upland Water Heater also installs tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters do not have a reservoir to hold water, but a heating element that heats the water as it is used. This assures you of always having sufficient hot water no matter how many times the dishwasher is run or how many showers are taken.
Your existing reservoir tank can be retrofitted to become a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters can be installed outside the home, but are typically installed on a wall. The tankless heating element is often installed close to a gas meter to reduce the cost of running the gas line to the heating element. If you are considering a tankless water heater, be sure to call Upland Water Heater services for information.