Winter in Australia is the busiest season for your hot water system. The water coming from your pipes is colder than normal along with the outside air temperature. This makes your hot water service work harder to produce sufficient hot water for your household.
Have you noticed a decline in the performance of your hot water system?
Here Are The Most Common Problems With Your Water Heater During Winter
1. Hot Water Is Not Hot Enough
Your hot water heater seems to be getting colder quickly. The temperature is simply not the way it used to be. Here are some causes that may contribute to this problem:
If the above causes seem not to be the issue with your hot water heater, try adjusting the temperature higher by 5-10 degrees. To avoid scalding, test if the hot water temperature is to your liking by opening the farthest tap from your hot water system.
2. There Is No Hot Water
This hot water system problem is probably the most unpleasant. Literally, no one would like to endure a cold shower, especially at the height of winter.
Below are the most common causes:
3. Sediment Buildup Inside The Tank
It is easy to determine when there are sediments inside your storage hot water systems. You might hear some popping noises every time your hot water unit is running. Your hot water heater needs thorough flushing to get rid of these sediments before this causes a major leak in your hot water tank.
4. Tankless Water Heaters Are Not Giving The Endless Supply Of Hot Water That They Promise
There are several reasons why this may be the case. First, there is an issue with the cold water flow to or from your instant hot water system. The second reason is that there is a defect with the gas supply, that enough gas or gas pressure is being provided to the unit. On both occasions, a licensed gas fitter will be required to troubleshoot and fix the issue.
5. Solar Hot Water Heater Problems
If you are concerned that your solar hot water system is not giving off as much hot water during this season, you are not alone. Solar hot water heaters are great energy savers and you need to maximise the solar energy that it gets by doing the following:
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