Thermostat or thermocouple issues potential reasons for having no hot water
If you have corrosion in your water heater tank, that can lead to a leak. Once water starts pooling on the floor, that’s the surest sign you will need a replacement system. However, there are other problems that can be repaired so that you can extend the life of your water heater.
Gas water heaters usually have problems with their gas valve or burner, specifically with a device known as a thermocouple. This lets the valve know whether or not the pilot light has been lit. If the thermocouple is defective, of course, it can’t send that signal. As a result, the valve will not allow gas to get to the pilot and you won’t have any hot water. If the rest of the system is working, replacing the thermocouple is a relatively minor job.
In an electrical water heater, problems usually stem from certain devices wearing out over time. A heating element, for example, can wear out and lead to you having either very little or no hot water. Thermostats can also result in a lack of hot water and need replacing.
Call Jones today if you have a lack of hot water. We’ll either repair your system and get it up and running, or quickly install a complete replacement.