Water heater, boiler replacement and repair becomes crucial for your homes as you get to winter season. It is the most reliable method to provide heat to your home. A boiler is used to heat water by using natural gas, oil, and electricity; Another way to create heat is by burning solid fuels such as wood, coal and wood pellets as a fuel source. Anywhere hot water is needed, A. O. Smith can provide an energy efficient solution with maximum value during and for years after a Service Pro Plumbing installation. Water Heater Repair, Installation and Replacement Vancouver wa!
First check the condition of your vent connection pipe and chimney. Parts of the venting system may have gotten worse over time. The expense of chimney problems can be expensive to replace or repair, which may make it more cost efficient to install new heating equipment that won’t use the existing chimney. Check the physical integrity of the heat exchanger. Boiler heat exchangers may leak water and are easy to spot. Furnace heat exchangers mix combustion gasses with house air when they leak (an important safety reason to have them examined.)
Burning gasses leaking into the house can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. It is suggested that every home has a working carbon monoxide alarm. Properly adjust the controls on the boiler or furnace to provide optimum water and air temperature settings for both efficiency and comfort. If you want to replace or retrofit your existing heating system, Service Pro Plumbing Vancouver, Washington has the best technician perform a combustion-efficiency test.
In terms of repairs and maintenance, the professionals of Service Pro Plumbing Vancouver, Washington, we suggest having your water heater flushed out at least once every year. Essentially, this means that your tank will be emptied out through a hose, and then refilled with clean water.
Signs You Need Water Heater Maintenance
You See Leaks
It can be obvious that you need water heater maintenance when you notice a leak or a big puddle surrounding your water heater. However, sometimes a leak can be not as noticeable, which makes it important to check for leaks around your hot water heater at least once a month. Look for drips, a damp carpet, or even a musty smell surrounding the heater.
The Water Pressure Is Low
No one likes dealing with low water pressure, but it’s also a strong sign that you’re in need of some water heater maintenance. The pressure may also be low because of a kink in a pipe, or simply because of faulty installation.
Your Water Is Rusty
Is it rusty and reddish-brown in color? If you’ve tried to drink it, does it have an overly metallic taste? Does your water just look dirty all of the time? This is because it’s likely that the pipes themselves have started to rust. To manage this problem, call Service Pro Plumbing; we're available 24/7 for your needs.