Patching an Old HVAC System
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Patching an Old HVAC System

When I married my husband ten years ago, I reluctantly agreed to move into the older brick home he already owned. I knew the house was outdated. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any experience renovating an older place. Immediately, I noticed the old central air conditioning unit in the home. After thoroughly inspecting the equipment, I was afraid the ancient unit wouldn’t make it through my first summer in my new place. Thankfully, I was wrong. After ten years, this same air conditioning system is still running smoothly. However, it has received some diligent care from a reputable HVAC contractor over the years. On this blog, you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can restore an older air conditioning unit.


Patching an Old HVAC System

3 Hot Water Tank Problems Every Homeowner Needs to Be Aware Of

Mary Gonzalez

The average person probably relies on hot water for daily convenience more than they realize. You may be like many other individuals who rarely, if ever, think about how having access to clean, hot water makes life easier. Amid the many other things that you likely have to do each day, you may view reflecting on your water heater as a waste of time.

Water heaters are appliances and they require maintenance even though this is a detail that is overlooked by some homeowners until their hot water heaters stop performing or show signs of other issues. Maintenance objectives such as water heater flushing may extend the life of water heaters. It is imperative to know the signs of water heater damage or you may need to get a new hot water heater installation unexpectedly. The following represents some things to anticipate. 

1. Heating Element Issues

This is an issue that you could face if your hot water heater's energy source is electric. These components' performance declines naturally over time, so this is an issue that would most likely occur with an older water heater. You might decide not to get the parts replaced and opt for a new water heater installation instead.

2. Gas Line Leaks

Gas is combustible, and a leak from any of your gas-powered appliances including your water heater is a serious emergency. Explosions and fires can occur. You might notice a smell that is often described as a rotten egg odor is there is a gas leak in or near your home. Even if you suspect that it is coming from your water heater. Get to a safe location and contact emergency personnel. 

3. Sediment Buildup

You cannot see inside of your hot water tank. Therefore, servicing needs may get overlooked. Sediment can build up in the tank and negatively affect the performance of a water heater. The sediment can critical components and the substances come from the water flowing into homes. It gets trapped in the tanks and can cause significant damage. 

A plumber is a great resource to use to learn more about hot water installations and repairs. They can inspect and service your hot water heater which can improve the likelihood of you never having problems that cause significant inconveniences or safety problems.

Performing handiwork on your own water heater is not a good idea because of safety risks and property damage risks. Water damage could occur. There might also be a risk of skin burns from the hot water. If you have a gas water heater, you could expose yourself to dangerous conditions related to natural gas such as carbon monoxide poisoning.