No Hot Water

  • May 27, 2016

Find out why you have no hot water in your home 

Modern society takes hot water for granted. That’s why, when we open the faucet and there’s no hot water, it can be truly inconvenient. Most often, when you have no hot water, the problem is caused by a problem on the water heater.

Experiencing any of these issues? Give the water heater repair pros at Hoerner Heating & Plumbing determine whether it’s a simple fix or you need to install a new hot water unit in your Toronto home.

No Hot Water Causes: Electric Water Heaters

Some of the most common issues that can lead to no hot water, include: 

Tripped Circuit Breaker:  The first thing to do when you have no hot water, is to check the circuit breaker box. It is possible that the water heater’s circuit breaker has tripped. 

Heating Element Issue:  A failed heating element is one of the most common issues that occur with electric water heaters. It’s a quick and easy repair, but it should be performed by a licensed plumber.

Thermostat Fault:  When your no hot water problem is caused by a fault on the thermostat, it will require a thermostat replacement. The lower thermostat only controls the lower element, while the upper thermostat controls both the lower and upper elements. If your water is warm, but not hot, that is an indication of a failed thermostat.

No Hot Water Causes: Gas Water Heaters

If you have no hot water coming from your gas water heater, it could be due to:

Pilot Light:  If your pilot light is unlit, check the following:

  • air in the gas line
  • defective, bent, or clogged supply line
  • defective control valve
  • clogged or dirty burner
  • thermocouple
  • ventilation

No Gas Supply: It is possible that the gas supply has been inadvertently interrupted. Check whether the valve is on.

Minimize No Hot Water Issues With a Tankless Water Heater

Here at Hoerner Heating and Plumbing, we aim to make life just a little easier while saving energy and your pocket. That’s why we install, service, replace and repair a wide range of tankless hot water heaters.

Tankless water heaters offer a much higher efficiency. Modulating condensing water heaters offer further fuel savings. Since there is no large storage tank, a tankless water heater is perfect for small rooms or apartments. Finally, a tankless water heater is great for the environment, since it only fires when it is in use.

Call Hoerner today! We can service and repair your old water heater; or replace it with a new tankless or traditional gas fired water heater.