Water Heater

  • Drain and flush sediment from tank twice a year.
  • Check pressure-relief valve once a year to make sure this crucial safety device is not clogged.

Water Heater Quick Fixes

Problem: There is no hot water.

  • Check the pilot light and carefully relight if out.
  • Make sure the gas controls are completely turned on. Then, check and be sure it is firmly connected to the gas control unit and positioned near the pilot flame.
  • Check the thermocouple and replace if necessary.
  • Check the fuse box/circuit breaker. If the heater repeatedly blows fuses, call an electrician.
  • Push the reset button. Test the heating thermostats and elements.
  • Call a qualified professional.

Problem: There is not enough hot water.

  • Turn the thermostat to a higher temperature.
  • Insulate the hot water pipes.
  • Have a qualified professional install a larger heater.