Gas heaters, no matter they are used to warm up the water or air in a home, rely on a pilot light to trigger the flame of the actual heater. If this light ever goes out, the heater has no way of actually turning on to heat the air or water that the heater circulates to warm the house or other elements. Let us now take a brief look into how to maintain the heater and diagnose everyday problems with pilot lights.
# Size of Flame – Yes, it is a bit strange to suggest a big purchase when we are talking about savings. But if you are not getting enough hot water into your home, if you cannot fill up your bath tub with hot water, or cannot get a normal shower or do dishes, then you probably need a new water heater.
# Corroded Pilot Tip – These water heaters are typically flat and don’t take up much room. This heats the water right in that unit. It does it very quickly and can cycle much faster than a large heater.
# Bad Thermocouple – This an often overlooked service. Pipe leaks often occur due to frozen water, sediment builds-up or pressure in the pipe. These small pipe leaks can drain the money right from your pocket.
Feel free to give a call to certified professional plumbing experts if the pilot light is out and fix the issues proficiently!