Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units
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Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

Hello. My name is Max. My wife and I have five children who all live at with us in our large two-story house. My wife and two of our kids suffer from severe allergies which means keeping our home as dust-free as possible. I have learned that it’s crucial to keep our heating and air conditioning units properly maintained at all times. We have a fantastic HVAC company that comes out two times a year to perform routine maintenance on our system. They have taught me what I can do on a monthly basis in order to not only help with my family’s health but also keep our system running efficiently. I would like to share some of the tips I’ve been given. I hope you find this to be useful!

Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

When Your Hot Water Isn't Working: Problem Solving Your Hot Water Needs

Kristin Pierce

If you go to take a shower and you are blasted with cold water, there could be a number of problems that are causing this issue. When you have a large household, the hot water could be gone because everyone else has already showered. Even doing the laundry with hot water and going to take a shower at the same time can make it difficult to get a hot shower. If your hot water tank is broken, you aren't going to get any hot water either. Whether your tank needs to be repaired or you need a larger tank to handle your hot water consumption, an HVAC contractor can provide you with the help you need.

When the Water Doesn't Get Hot

Your first step when you don't have any hot water is to check that there is power going to your hot water tank.The circuit could trip, and you won't have any power to heat up your water. If the circuit is fine, check to see that your hot water tank is on. You may discover that you have a leak, or that your hot water tank is not working properly. If you get hot water but it doesn't last long enough, the tank might not be able to meet your demand.

Check the Thermostat

If your hot water tank turns on but your water is only getting warm, this could be due to the thermostat. Check to see that the thermostat is turned up high enough. If the water doesn't get up to the temperature set, you may need a new thermostat. 

If You Find a Water Leak

If you find a water leak in your basement from your hot water tank, you will need to call an HVAC contractor to manage your hot water tank. The leak could be a simple valve that needs to be replaced, or the tank could be corroded and needs to be replaced. You might be able to have your tank temporarily repaired, especially if the area of corrosion is small. Hot water heating services will look over your tank and make recommendations on whether you should repair or replace your existing hot water tank.

Anytime you have a problem with your hot water tank, hot water heating services can handle the work for you. Once you determine that there is power going to your tank and there are no leaks, you will probably need to call for help to identify why you don't have hot water.