Water Heater FAQs in San Jose, CA

Answering Your Water Heater FAQs

Water heaters are essential to the comfort of water in your home. When you have water heater issues, we’ll get to your home as soon as possible to help. Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter provides water heater installation, repairs, and maintenance to San Jose, CA residents. Our experts have the tools and replacements for your needs. We’re here to answer all your most frequently asked questions about water heaters and how they work. Contact us today!

What is the best temperature setting for a water heater?

The EPA recommends 120 degrees for your water heater setting. Most people find 120 to 130 degrees the most comfortable setting.

Why do I run out of hot water?

If you run out of hot water quickly, your water heater may be in need of repairs. Sometimes the lower heating element fails, while you may have a broken dip tube other times.

Why is my water heater leaking?

Water heaters commonly spring leaks. Cracks or loose pipe fittings may cause leaks. We can typically define the source of the leak and patch or repair it. If you have a severe leaking problem, we will determine if a water heater replacement is the best option.

Why does the water take long to heat up?

It is not generally a problem if your water heater is taking a while to heat up. Longer pipelines often cause water to take longer to get hot.

How can I conserve heated water?

You can conserve heated water in many ways. The most common ways to save heated water include investing in low-flow shower heads and scheduling routine water heater maintenance to remove sediment debris. We can look at your specific water heater and tell you the best ways to conserve water.

What is the most common problem with water heaters?

Water heaters often have minor issues that we can quickly diagnose and repair. The most common problems with water heaters include:

  • Water Leaks
  • Weird Smelling Water
  • Tank Takes Too Long to Heat
  • Low Water Pressure
  • Lack of Hot Water
How do I know if I need a new water heater?

Our experienced technicians will help determine if you need a water heater replacement. If you aren’t getting a reliable supply of hot water or the temperature fluctuates regularly, your water quality may be low. We’ll look for signs of rust or debris in the water. It is essential to replace your water heater before it gets to a place where it bursts and causes flooding issues.

How are tankless water heaters different than regular water heaters?

A water heater with a tank typically holds between 30 and 80 gallons of hot water. The tank works to keep the set temperature and empties from the tank upon usage. The cold water starts the cycle to heat up to the specified temperature. Tankless hot water heaters don’t include a storage tank. They heat water on demand to keep the hot water flowing through the system at all times.

Contact Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter

Mike Counsil Plumbing and Rooter understands the critical need for hot water in your home. You can trust us to keep your hot water flowing at optimal levels. We have Home Protection Plans to help you save money by catching minor issues with routine maintenance. Our team is here to ensure your water heater is always working at optimal levels. Contact us today to learn more.