If the water in your house is not getting hot, then this signals a potential problem with your heating system. Many of us, at one time or another, have had to boil water on the stove to fill up a bathtub. This is obviously not the preferred option, as you would surely rather figure out and fix the problem before your next shower.
If you do not have hot water in your home, this most certainly qualifies as an emergency. That’s why Ambient Edge is available 24/7 to help. Give us a call anytime at (888) 240-8283.
Circuit Breaker Trouble
One of the main reasons why people’s furnaces fail is because the circuit for the furnace tripped somehow. You can reset the circuit by switching it from the “OFF” to “ON” position. If this fixes the problem, great! If not, check out some of the other suggestions below before calling a professional.
In some cases, the circuit breaker will trip repeatedly, causing you to frequently lose your hot water. Rather than resetting it every time, you need to find out what’s causing it to trip in the first place. This could be a sign that you are experiencing an electrical issue that could cause a fire if you don’t have it addressed soon. Call a professional HVAC technician if your circuit breaker can’t seem to stay in the “ON” position for too long without popping off again.
Water Tank Issues
If you use a hot water heater to heat your water, it is possible, especially if you had it installed recently, that your tank is not large enough to accommodate the amount of water you need to heat.
For instance, perhaps you had your water heater put in when your son was a small child, and now that he’s a teenager who is showering more often, you constantly find you’re running out of hot water.
If you suspect this may be the case, we at Ambient Edge can help you select a water heater that is better suited to your family’s changing needs.
If your heating system is over 10 years old, then the problem may just be that you need to start looking into replacing your heating system. At most, you can expect to get 15 years out of most systems, but once your system hits 10 years, it’s like a car hitting 100,000 miles – sure, it may still run, but it’ll give you trouble every once in a while.
If you’re putting so much money into repairing your heating system that it may actually be cheaper for you to invest in a new system altogether, Ambient Edge can help you select a heating system that is appropriate for your living space.
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It may seem crazy, but your water tank may fail to heat your water properly if there is a sediment buildup at the bottom of it. This is because the mechanism that heats the water is often situated at the bottom of the tank. So, it stands to reason that if there is a collection of sediment at the bottom of the tank, then the tank cannot heat the water as well as it should.
Sediment buildup is unavoidable, as there is sediment present in the water that comes into your tank every day. However, you can sign up for a preventative maintenance contract with Ambient Edge, which allows us to regularly check on and clean your system to prevent situations like the one you’re experiencing right now.
Another reason you may not be getting hot water into your home may be due to a short in a wire somewhere. This is as much of an emergency as a repeatedly tripping circuit breaker, as a short wire can cause an electrical fire. If you can’t figure out the reason behind why you don’t have any hot water, call a professional immediately, as the reason may actually be something that absolutely should not wait.
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Being without hot water is no joke, especially during the colder months. No hot water is an issue for showers and baths, but it can even cause problems for smaller tasks, like washing your hands or trying to get stubborn grease off your dishes.
Don’t put up with a lack of hot water for any longer than it takes you to call an HVAC professional to come to fix it. At Ambient Edge, we are proud to be that team of professionals that you can trust with emergencies like these.
To set up a service call, simply fill out the contact form on our website or give us a call at (888) 240-8283. We have technicians available around the clock to help you when you need our help the most. So, don’t delay, no matter what time of day. If you’re experiencing a heating emergency, call us now!