When you step into the shower after a long day, “Why is my water not getting hot?” is the last question you want to ask yourself. Here are some possible reasons why your water heater isn’t working and some troubleshooting tips to help you restore hot water to your home. Remember to turn off the power to your hot water heater before making any repairs in order to stay safe.
No Power Supply
The first problem you should check for if your water heater isn’t heating your water is whether the heater is actually on. Check if the circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown, and replace the fuse if it has. If the circuit breaker has tripped, switch it off and on again. This will restore power to your water heater.
If you still don’t have hot water, check the power to the water heater’s thermostat. Like an air conditioner’s thermostat dictates the temperature of your home, the one on the water heater controls the temperature of the water inside. Make sure that the temperature is set correctly and that the thermostat is on. If the thermostat still isn’t working, replace it with a new one.
Is the Heating Element Working?
You should test the heating element simultaneously with the thermostat, as the heating element only works if the thermostat works and vice versa. By doing this, you can be sure that both are working properly. Test the heating element once you make sure that it has power, and replace it if it doesn’t heat the water.
When to Call a Professional
If you still can’t find the source of the problem or aren’t comfortable conducting repairs on your water heater, contact a professional for help. The experts at Parker & Sons Plumbing have the skills required to do quality water heater repairs on any water heater. When you choose Parker & Sons, you can trust us to find the best solution to get your water heater up and running again.
For more information about water heater repair or to schedule an appointment, contact Parker & Sons Plumbing today.