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Warning Signs of a Failing Solar Water Heater

woman-in-showerThe sun has been coming out and the temperatures are on the rise. This has gotten a lot of us up and out to try to enjoy the warmth while staying as safe as we can at the same time. The end result is often that we come back sweaty and maybe a little dirty, depending on what the activity was. When you get home, you probably are going to want to enjoy a nice, warm, cleansing shower.

This is going to be hard to achieve is your water heater isn’t working. A water heater that needs repairs, or has advanced far enough to require a full replacement won’t be able to provide the warm water you are searching for. This is problematic for your desire for a cold shower and makes washing your hands effectively a little difficult too.

The goal is to catch the signs that your solar water heater is struggling before it fails.

Signs of a Struggling Solar Water Heater

A solar water heater may operate a little differently than some other systems but they will eventually require solar water heater repair in Fresno, CA. There are some signs that will warn you when your system is having problems and you need to reach out for professional services. These indicators include:

  • The water doesn’t get as warm as it used to: When you go for a warm shower but you find that the temperature just isn’t where it is supposed to be, it means that your water heater is having trouble doing its job.
  • It takes a long time to get warm water: You are going to wash dishes but you are waiting for the water to heat up. After five or more minutes, you have to start asking whether you sacrifice sanitization when washing the dishes or if you are willing to keep wasting water. If you find yourself having this debate, it means your water heater needs repairs.
  • Your waterflow reduced: Maybe your water is still warm but it isn’t coming out as powerfully as it used to. Waterflow can be an indicator of problems in your water heater as your system may be dealing with sediment build-up or a leak that can hinder the flow of warm water into your home.
  • The warm water is rust-colored: When you are using the warm water and the water is coming out colored red or orange, or it smells very metallic, it is a sign of big trouble within your water heater. The sooner you get this taken care of the better as it can be a warning sign of corrosion.

If you notice these warning signs that your water heater is having problems, you want to reach out to a member of our team for professional repairs as soon as you can.

We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price and offer the fastest turnaround you can find! Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today to get started.