How To Light The Pilot Light on Your Hot Water Heater

February 11, 2020

All water heaters have a pilot light that remains lit and standing at the ready to ignite a larger burner that will ultimately heat the water in your tank. The pilot light must remain lit, otherwise, you’re not going to have any warm water. Properly functioning water heaters don’t generally have a problem with keeping a pilot light lit; however, there are some cases in which the pilot light can go out. Whether it is attributed to a faulty thermocouple or poor insulation that’s allowed a gusty draft to extinguish your flame, it’s important that you re-light it immediately. Lighting...

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Signs of a Failing Water Heater

July 16, 2019

A well-maintained water heater can last a long time. But like everything else, there comes the day when it needs to be replaced. How will you be able to tell when this happens? Even more importantly, how can you tell the water heater needs to be replaced before it dies completely and leaves you with no hot water? Here are some telltale signs: 1. A Spike in Utility Bills You may notice that both your water bill and energy bill spike for what seems like no reason. This is a sign that the heater has sprung a leak. Leaks are...

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