Question about Water Heaters
Ever since the Gas company Nipsco changed the Gas Meter on the outside of my home, because of 2 gas leaks on the meter, and had to shut off the gas to my home and then come in my home to start everything back up, my gas water heater does not produce enough hot water. On top of that, the Nipsco guy even broke the thermostat button to the water heater. I did report this. The problem is now that the hot water stays hot for so long and then starts to get cold. What did they do to my water heater? It was working perfect until this happened.
I have a AO smith water heater and the flame is very big and yellow can the control be bad ?
Posted on Nov 21, 2011
Ok here is how a heater works - there is a high setting cut out and a low settin cut out. The cycle is as follows. The water heater first heats to a preset temperature , say 120 degress. You draw water and the temp in the tank drops to say 90 degrees at which point it fires again- sensing that if it doesn't you will run out of water.I think that this setting has been set too low to say 75 degrees and you get cooler water because the heater cannot catch up. You must find this control in book at set the differential to twenty degress.This will stop you from running out of hot water.Just for the record less reputable companies will do this on purpose over a coulpe visits adn tell you the heater is failing and must be replaced. Get a book. In the mean time I need your model # so I can find this setting for you.Wait to hear from you. Allen
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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