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So you're electric water heater is not working and you can't stand the thought of leaving dirty dishes by the sink or worse, having a cold shower or bath.


Electric water heaters are very common these days and they do a pretty good job at providing hot water, but when they let you down, it's like stepping back in time.


Of course you can get your electric water heater repaired today by one of our fully qualified electricians, just call us on 07947 194 448


But wait a minute...


At Excel electricians we are conscious of costs so before you call us and spend your money unnecessarily, here are a few troubleshooting tips you should try when you are having problems...

electric-water-heater

How to tell if your electric water heater is working?


An electric water heater is almost identical to a gas water heater. The only difference is that, as its name indicates, water is heated with
a heating element which is very often the cause of the issue but not always. So before you call us, here are a few things you should check:

water heater switch

Is if the electricity correctly distributed to the water heater. As silly as it sound, make sure you check the main switch. Very often a water heater can be located in a storage unit alongside random items which may have pressed the switched to the off position when moved.

fuse box

Check your fuse box to ensure the circuit that supplies electricity to the heater hasn't tripped. If it has, simply reset the circuit and try again. There is probably a good reason why the fuse box tripped in the first place and it is likely to happen again. If this is the case call one of our electricians

water heater reset button

Standard Electric water heaters are generally equipped with a reset button which can be found on a front or side panel. Locate the panel and press the reset button. If it fails to reset, call one of our electricians

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What if your water is not hot enough


The simplest reason could be that the capacity of your hot water heater is not enough to supply the demand in the household you're living in. The solution is simple, just get a bigger appliance fitted.
But if you believe your water heater is big enough and that If you've already gone through the electricity supply troubleshooting, the lack of hot water may come from another source. The most common ones being:

thermostat

Issues with the thermostat

Very often thermostats can be set fairly low with the objective to save energy and money. But with that comes colder water. Try setting the thermostat to a higher temperature.
If the above fails, you may have a faulty thermostat which will need replacing.

water heater element

Issues with Electrical Heating element

A conventional electrical water heater has two heating elements, one upper and one lower. If you're thermostat is not faulty maybe one of the elements is no longer working. Electrical heating elements do wear out and need to be replaced every so often.



Frequently asked questions

Why does my electric water heater keep turning off

"This is often caused by an overheated tank. Most of the time it means your thermostat is faulty and will need replacing.
It is also possible that some of the wires connected to the heaters have become loose."

When should you change an electric water heater

"This may vary from one manufacturer to the other but is generally advice to replace your electrical water heater every 8 to 12 years
If you start noticing leaks at the base of the appliance don't wait too long before considering a replacement"

Do water heaters require maintenance

Like everything else we strongly advice you get your appliance maintained regularly. This will not only extend the life of your water heater in the long run and save you some money, but it will also be safer.


Excel Electricians LTD

37 Edendale Rd

London

DA7 6RH

Tel: 07947 194448

Email: info@excelelectrician.co.uk

Open: Monday-Sunday 24/7


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