What To Do If Your Hot Water Stops Working

Posted on February 8th, 2022 by Devine Bros

Leaking water heater

Hot water is a luxury we take for granted. We use it to clean our dishes, wash our clothes, and even just as a way to warm up on those cold winter days. But what happens when your hot water stops working? It can be an inconvenience that you don’t want to deal with. However, there are some tasks you can do before calling a professional. If your water heater stops working, try the following hacks.

Check Your Electric Panel

Sometimes, your water heater could have tripped the circuit breaker. This can happen if there’s a power surge in your home. All it takes is a quick look at your electrical panel to find if you should reset the switch associated with your water heater. 

Low Capacity Level

If your home has a storage-tank water heater, many showers in a row can quickly use up the hot water it had boiling. A few ways to avoid this concern, especially in homes with larger families, include:

  • Wait a bit longer before taking a shower after someone
  • Upgrade to a bigger tank
  • Invest in a tankless water heater

Fuel Supply Has Been Shut Off

A propane-powered gas heater relies on this power source to keep running. So, if the fuel supply was shut off for some reason, your water heater can’t heat the water! All it takes is a quick check to ensure the valve is in the correct “open” position. However, if you notice any strange gas smells or hear air leaking, evacuate your home and call a professional right away to fix your gas line. 

Low on Fuel

If it has been a while since you got a propane delivery for your water heater, you could be stuck with cold water. Similar to the issue stated above, without access to fuel, the mechanism will not heat your water. This problem is very easily avoidable, as it’s recommended that you invest in automatic propane delivery systems. 

Devine Bros. brings you energy — to help you in everyday life. We deliver propane on a “call-in” or “automatic delivery” basis. To keep your water heater running, propane is a customer’s best choice for an inexpensive, versatile source of fuel.

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Helping Norwalk homeowners improve their lives is something Devine Brothers has been providing to their customers for over 100 years! If you’re interested in learning more about our service or need supplies, make sure to get in contact with us today! For more tips & tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook.

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