Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 40 Years, a "total service" company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all your heating and cooling needs. As an Independent Lennox Premier Dealer, the Gibbon Heating and Air Conditioning team is proud to provide prompt, courteous, and professional service that is required by Lennox’s Quality standards. They are regularly evaluated through an independent customer satisfaction survey process. In their latest tip, they discuss water heater problems and how these will determine whether you need to repair or replace your equipment.
Without a doubt, a well-maintained hot water heater performs better and, therefore, costs less to run over the long-term. If you are having problems with your water heater and are unsure if you should repair or replace it, see below some common water heater problems and what action you should take if this is happening to yours.
Water Heater Problem #1: Water Discoloration
Discoloration of water could be due to the anode rod. The anode rod is a sacrificial component inside your tank that attracts minerals in the water. Those minerals eat away at the anode rod instead of your tank. Most people will need to have their anode rod changed every 5-8 years. If you have a water softener in place you will want to have that checked every other year.
Problem #2: Not Enough Hot Water
This could be a variety of things. Demand, faulty gas valve, electrical element, or even dip tube. These are items that require a service technician. Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning can help repair your water heater.
Problem #3: Water Heater is Leaking
If it is leaking from the pressure, relieve the valve (located at the top side of the tank) or the drain. Parts may just need replacement. If it is leaking out the bottom, the tank will more than likely require full replacement.
When in doubt of whether you should repair or replace your water heater, contact Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning your trusted local professionals to answer any questions you may have regarding your water heater.