Hot Water Winter System Dillemma During Winter Season and When to Call for Help

July 13, 2020

A hot water system is very helpful in providing hot water for taps and showers. Without this specific system, it would be difficult for a family to take a bath, wash dishes, or do laundry, especially during the winter season. Additionally, the absence of this system means that they would spend much more energy and money on heating water through other means just to get their needed water supply.

Therefore, the installation of a hot water system is crucial in every household here in Australia. However, some problems and issues typically arise whenever cold winter days approach and come in. As a matter of fact, the majority of the hot water system issues most families face happens during the winter season. Some of the major issues and dilemma that are common with hot water system during the winter season are the following:

Insufficient Hot Water Supply

Hot water systems have components that can heat the water effectively. However, if you do not receive enough hot water for your water needs, then there might be some problems with the components of your system. The thermostat of your electric hot water system or the gas control valve in your gas storage hot water system might be defective, both of which must be replaced immediately.

Aside from these components, uninsulated or frozen pipes that are connected to your hot water system can also contribute to an insufficient hot water supply. Inadequate hot water supply can also develop if your hot water system is exposed to the outside cold air and temperature.

Absence of Hot Water Output

One of the worst things that can happen during the winter season is the total absence of hot water supply. If your system does not fully produce hot water, then its components may have been damaged. Heating elements usually that are broken contribute to the absence of hot water output since these components are responsible for heating the water temperature. Additionally, a faulty thermocouple in the control gas valve can also result in the absence of the much-needed hot water. These components must be fixed or replaced right away by professionals.

Build-Up of Sediment and Mineral

Water that enters the pipelines typically comes from different natural bodies of water. It can also come from reservoirs that are made by humans. Whatever the source is, water will always contain dissolved minerals, small amounts of sand, and other additional debris. If you do not own any type of filtration system, then the possibility of sediment and mineral build-up inside your hot water system will be huge. All the debris that comes from the water will easily settle to the bottom of the tank, which is typically the location of water heater burners. The accumulation of debris will significantly affect the burners’ ability to heat water, which will result in inconsistent water temperature and pressure.

Leaking of Hot Water Supply

Water that is leaking from the top of the tank or pipe fitting typically means that the temperature of the surroundings and the water inside the hot water system is now huge. This problem typically occurs in older hot water systems since they do not have new components that can prevent the water leaking problem. If you encounter this problem, you must contact a professional that can inspect, assess, or even replace the whole hot water system.

These issues and problems that haunt hot water systems during the cold winter season can be easily prevented if you always seek help from professionals. For more information about the relationship between the winter season and hot water systems, feel free to contact us at Abundant Hot Water.

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