WH problem with no leak on floor. Can hear water flowing thru the CW line, but no water running in house. Electric bill high (no one living in house). Water bill remains the same. Any suggestions? Electric Co. says water leak in line under house (wouldn't that increase the water bill?).
Shut off the power to the hot water heater wait 5 to 15 min. If the noise stops it is the water heater eating up electricity. Turn it back on if noise starts again feel about 5 or so feet down the hot water line. If this line is hot you have a leak beyond the hot water heater. If you still hear it when the power is off to the water heater. next turn the water off on the cold water line at the water heater with the power off also Look at the water meter and see if the hand or wheel on the meter is moving and it should no be. Also think if the breaker to the hot water is off the electric meter should practically stop if no refrig oe anything else on. Have someone watch the electric meter and switch 1 breaker at a time leaving the one you just shut off in the off position until you cut them all off. Should the meter still be moving you have a main service cable shorting somewhere call the power company to advise you further if this is the problem.. Should just cutting the circuit breaker for the hot water heater stop the noise and down the hot water line is not hot then you are probably wasting power due to a thermostat or element inside the hot water heater.. Thank you j
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Are the heaters hydronic? (Heated water flowing thru tubes) If so, the musty smell is because the water has been leaking which is obviously a problem. I know you mentioned that they are electric heaters, but "musty smell" goes hand in hand with moisture.
Hi, It seems as though you have an unrelated water leak.... Often the water supplies are copper tubing.... Copper tubing and concrete do not get along well... but hey it lasts till the warranty is up.... and they can't see it from their house...
One thing you might try is to shut off power or turn gas valve to pilot,as you didn't say if it was gas or electric. Hook up garden hose to drain valve and run hose to floor drain or sump basin. Shut off water supply valve to heater. Open drain valve and if you get a decent flow then let it drain tank about half way. If flow rate drops drastically then open hot side on faucet nearby to break vacumn.When you think tank is about halfway drained then shut off faucet if you opened one and close drain valve. Turn water supply valve back on and let tank refill. When it is full leave supply valve on and open drain valve and let water flush thru system for several mins. Close drain valve and run water on both hot and cold side of faucets fartherest away from heater as possible. Close this faucet
Turn tharmostat up as high as it will go and let heater run till it shuts off then return thermostat to original setting. Go through the drain and flush procedure a couple more times and this shold help break mineral deposits loose and flush them out. This should make for more efficeint operation and help prolong the tank life. Hope this helps you. Have a good new year and thank you.
depends on where its leaking. Air conditioners create condinsation it is a by product of it function. the water should drain thru a drain line and either go into a floor drain a pump or outside. if its leaking all over your floor it may be a clogged drain. If its not working well too then it may be freezing up and causing excessive condinsation beyond the drain area. you should make sure your filter(s) are clean and the drain is clear.
It sounds as though the ac has done this for a long time,may be since it were new.Does it cool good when it is on?Or does it take a long time for it to do the job?I am thinking,from day one the ac unit was charged,incorrectly,There is air in the system,and not the proper amount of freon.This would give a tech.a false reading if he where to attach ac gauges up to read pressures.It has happened before.The ac units are charged with a machine,and between freon and the machine it traps air,and pushes it in the system.The machine is set to a certain amount of freon to charge.When the machine senses that amount of freon has been injected into the unit,it shuts off.My advice would be to evacuate and recharge the system to spects,with manual gauges.This would assure the right amount of freon,and the tech.would be able to do this with his eyes closed,and know it is done right,ac men know there gauges,I know,for I am one myself.Let me know some feedback on this firstname.lastname@example.org
All central A/C units have a condensate drain line that comes from just under the evaporator in the Main air supply plenum.
You may have a blockage in that drain line and will have to remove the pipe to clear the obstruction. Try flushing the drain pipe with warm water until it flows easily from the top to the end.
You might have a gravity drain that goes into a floor drain or a french drain along the basement walls. The other typical drain installation is a condensate pump that the water drains into and when the float in the tank is lifted, a small pump turns on and pumps the water (condensate) out of the house either thru a drain hose thru the wall, or into a drain in the basement, etc.
Check the entire drain line and anything connected to it for any possible obstructions and/or blockage.
If you have any other questions once you take a look at your installation, just add a comment and I'll check back within a day to provide more info, based on your input.
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