- 1 How long do water heaters last?
- 2 What do I do if my water heater won’t light?
- 3 What happens if you turn on an empty water heater?
- 4 How do I reset my water heater?
- 5 Should I replace my 15 year old water heater?
- 6 What are the signs your hot water heater is going out?
- 7 What are the signs of a hot water heater going bad?
- 8 Can I manually light my gas water heater?
- 9 How much does it cost to fix a thermocouple?
How long do water heaters last?
How Long Do Water Heaters Last? Based on the manufacturer’s suggested service life, the life expectancy of a water heater is about eight to 12 years. That varies with the location and design of the unit, quality of installation, maintenance schedule and water quality.
What do I do if my water heater won’t light?
If you have a natural or propane gas water heater, chances are the pilot has gone out. If the pilot doesn’t relight, if it goes out right after lighting or if it goes out repeatedly, by far the most common cause is a bad thermocouple.
What happens if you turn on an empty water heater?
overheating and rapid chilling will cause the tank lining to fail, this won’t be immediately apparent, in gas-fired water heaters fired without water, overheating and rapid chilling will cause the tank lining to fail, this won’t be immediately obvious.
How do I reset my water heater?
Somewhere on your electric water heater, you’ll find a reset button. Then, push the water heater reset button(s).
- If your water heater now has power, you’re all set.
- If your water heater still doesn’t work, flip the breaker to OFF, and call us so we can determine what’s happening and get hot water flowing again.
Should I replace my 15 year old water heater?
Anyway, you should consider replacing your water heater if it’s about 6-12+ years old and when you start running out of hot water faster. However, age and lack of hot water aren’t everything. You could have a 15-year-old water heater that works just fine and wouldn’t need replacing.
What are the signs your hot water heater is going out?
Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going to Fail
- Water leaking from the heating tank.
- Age of the water heater.
- Running out of hot water quickly.
- Inconsistent water temperature in the shower.
- Discolored water coming from faucets.
- Unusual noises coming from the water heater.
- Lower water pressure.
What are the signs of a hot water heater going bad?
7 Tell-tale signs of a Water Heater not working
- You don’t have enough hot water.
- You have varying water temperature issues.
- You have a leaking water heater.
- You notice reduced water flow.
- You’re hearing some concerning sounds.
- You have smelly or discolored water.
- Your water heater is on the older end of the spectrum.
Can I manually light my gas water heater?
Lighting the Pilot Light on a Manual Hot Water Heater If your hot water heater is a manual, grab a long lighter. Turn the pilot dial to the off position and wait 5-10 minutes for any gas to dissipate. Then, turn the pilot dial until it says the word pilot. After that, set your temperate knob to low.
How much does it cost to fix a thermocouple?
The thermocouple is an apparatus that senses whether the pilot light is lit and triggers the gas control valve. Repairs typically cost about $150 to have it done professionally, though a new thermocouple itself only costs about $20 on average.