As the weather gets colder, ground temperatures are decreasing which can cause the water entering your house to be colder by as much as 25 degrees. This decrease in temperature means your water heater must work harder to deliver hot water to your home or business. Ironically, we naturally make our showers and baths warmer during this time of year to compensate for the cold weather.
Not only do most homeowners depend on hot water for their showers and baths, but they also depend on hot water for laundry, cooking, and cleaning. With multiple people in a household or business using hot water, the hot water heater is working harder and more frequently, accelerating its wear and tear. Hot water is vital to everyday activities, and when a water heater fails, it can negatively impact our daily routines.
Water heaters don’t last forever and eventually, you will see symptoms of your water heater going bad. Fortunately, not all problems mean you will need to completely replace your water heater. Your water heater is comprised of many components like gas control valves, T&P valves, heating coils, anodes, and thermostats. Simply replacing any one of these parts can be enough to keep your water heater functioning properly and efficiently.