Should My Hot Water Heater Tank Be Running All The Time?

You are very familiar with the sounds of your home, the drone of the refrigerator, the hum of the heater, the buzz of the lights. These are the little white noises that comprise our day. One of these familiar sounds is the occasional sound of the water heater running. But what happens when this sound never stops? Is it OK for the water heater tank to be running all the time, or will that lead to you needing water heater repairs in Denver down the road?

In most instances, the answer to our last question is no. If your water heater is constantly running, there is probably a problem. Here are a few potential problems your home or business could be having and a few steps you could take before calling for professional plumbing services in Denver.

Reasons Why Your Water Heater is Constantly Running

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  • Your water heater may be leaking – A leak would be a constant drain on the hot water supply within the tank. To make up for the loss of hot water, your tank would need to run more frequently to keep the same level of hot water as before. If your water heater is constantly running the first thing you should do is check the unit and the pipes immediately around it for leaks.
  • Your water heater might have insufficient insulation – If the water heater is not properly insulated, it will be unable to maintain the water temperature. If this is the issue you can purchase an insulating wrap at any local hardware store.
  • Your water heater might have sediment build-up – Over time sediment builds up in the bottom of your water heater. If you haven’t drained your tank in a while, sediment may be causing your tank to function inefficiently. Draining the tank will clean it out and fix the efficiency problem. We provide advice on how to do it yourself, or if you want to avoid the time and mess of doing it yourself, give us a call!
  • Your tank might be old – Of course, your water heater issues might simply be from a tank that needs replacing. Older tanks will have to run more frequently to maintain a good water temperature. Solution: install a new water heater.

If your hot water heater is giving you trouble, Quality First Service Group’s experienced Denver plumbers are here to help. Contact us today to request a water heater repair service in Aurora, Parker, Littleton, Castle Rock, or anywhere in the Denver area.

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