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RINNAI TANKLESS WATER HEATER RANDOMLY NOT HEATING WATER

Tankless water heaters are a great option for efficiency and unlimited hot showers. Unfortunately, when they aren’t working correctly, they can be quite challenging to determine what is causing an issue.  I recently had a client call where the issue was with a new Rinnai tankless water heater installed (by her son) and would randomly

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RHEEM WATER HEATER PILOT WON’T STAY LIT

I recently had a call where a customer had a Rheem water heater where the pilot wouldn’t stay lit and would go out every day. Every day she would have to go downstairs, light her pilot and wait for the water to heat up. The tank was brand new and she would keep getting the

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CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR GOING OFF.

Broken flue pipe Rusted flue pipe with a hole Improper water heater flue pipe installation Interior of a furnace heat exchanger with crack Degraded heat exchanger causing failure Partially blocked boiler heat exchanger Previous Next If your carbon monoxide detector is going off, the first thing you should do is get you and your family

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HOT WATER TANK LEAKING

If your hot water tank is leaking, you should address this immediately.  There are a couple places that are common points of leaks and addressing these will help you a long way in deciding whether or not the entire water tank needs replaced. We will go over a few of them now. Pressure/temperature relief valve

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PILOT OUT OR WON’T LIGHT

Manual light pilot with thermocouple Failed thermocouple Previous Next If you have a piece of equipment that utilizes a pilot, (shown in the photo above) chances are that you will have to deal with the pilot going out at some point. Before electronic ignition controls were around, you would have to light the pilot with

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WHAT IS AN EXPANSION TANK AND HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S BAD?

PHOTO COURTESY OF FIXMYFURNACE.COM An expansion tank, like the one pictured above, is a cylindrical tank with a rubber bladder inside filled to a certain pressure with air. This acts as a buffer of sorts for the expansion and contraction of water pressure. They take all of the pressure off of the water heater and

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