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Signs of a Broken Water Heater

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Now that the weather is getting colder, we rely more and more on a warm shower or bath to provide us with comfort at the end of a long day. A major factor that contributes to your hot water is your water heaters. A functioning water heater is necessary to keeping your water warm and doing so in an efficient matter. At Elite HVACs, our heating and cooling company in Lincolnwood wants to make you aware of the signs that your water heater isn’t working properly.

Lukewarm Water
We’ve all been there: we are waiting for the shower to warm up but after five minutes, we give up and shower in the lukewarm water. Failing to get warm is a sign that your water heater is failing. Mineral deposits build up in your tank over time and create a barrier between the burner and the water. This is what makes your showers feel colder than they should be.

Cloudy Water
Your water should be clear and not a cloudy color. Murky water often smells bad as well. This is a sign that your water heater is failing, as mineral deposits travel out of the heater and flow from your taps. If the water is a light orange or red color, this is a sign that your pipes are rusty.

Strange Noises
Popping and rumbling noises are a sign that you should call our heating and cooling company in Lincolnwood. The popping sound is a result of minerals forming on the water heater. If you hear something that is off, please let us know!

Don’t go through the fall and winter seasons without warm water! Contact Elite HVACs to talk to a team member today.

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