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What’s Wrong with My Water Heater?

May 5, 2021|

The water heater is often the unsung hero of every household. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), your water heater accounts for 18% of your home’s energy consumption. In other words, it works a lot harder than every other appliance in your home. So, if you want to have an energy-efficient home, we recommend that you start by making sure your water heater is operating at peak efficiency. But what if your water heater is not working as efficiently as it should? What’s going on? Let’s get to the bottom of this. Here are six things that could be wrong with your home’s water heater: 1. Rusty-Looking Water Have you started noticing that the color of your water looks a bit off? Your water should be absolutely clear at all times. Anything other than that—yellow, orange, red, or any other color—and you should give us a call right away. What is most likely happening is that the inside of your water heater is rusting and flaking off. This is what gives your water the tinge you are noticing. 2. Lukewarm Water [...]

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