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It’s frustrating to try to turn on your taps to do some dishes, or have a shower, only to find that there is no hot water at all. Something is clearly wrong with your water heater, but what is it? There are many different things that could cause this problem.

Here is a list of some of the most common reasons you aren’t getting any hot water out of your taps.

1. Airlocks in Pipes

Of all of the causes of a lack of hot water, airlocks are the most common we find. Airlocks are caused by trapped air in the pipes. The air collects at a high point in the pipe and then blocks the flow of water through the pipe. If the air is in a hot water line, this can completely block hot water from getting to your taps.

2. Fuel Supply Issues

No matter the type of fuel your water heater uses, it can be interrupted, which will stop the water heater from working. Electrical water heaters may have a short circuit or other electrical issues. Gas-powered water heaters may have a gas leak, which is an emergency. Or they may simply have a closed or partially closed gas valve that is preventing the water heater from getting fuel. Also on a gas water heater, it may not work because the pilot light has gone out.

3. Stuck Diverter Valve

This isn’t a problem with your water heater at all, but it may be the reason that you’re not getting any hot water. A diverter valve is used in homes that use the same boiler for both radiant floor heating and hot water. The valve switches the flow of hot water between the systems. If it gets stuck, your pipes may not get any hot water. Instead, it will all be directed to the heating system.

Every home needs water. If you are noticing that there is no water coming from your taps, it may be time to call the professionals. Contact our team at RB Heating ClimateCare today to learn more.

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4. Frozen Pipes

Has it been a harsh winter? Cold temperatures can freeze the condensate pipe on your water heater, preventing it from draining condensate and interfering with its ability to create hot water. You can fix this one by heating up the condensate pipe.

5. Thermostat

Your water heater has a thermostat, just like your home does. It controls the temperature of the hot water. If you have accidentally set it too low, then the water heater may not make any hot water at all. Setting the temperature too low or too high is also a safety issue.

No Hot Water? Get Professional Help

No one should have to deal with a lack of hot water in their home. If you are experiencing issues with your hot water, do not wait to get this fixed! Give our experts at RB Heating ClimateCare a call today to learn more.

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