It’s easy to forget about your propane water heater, until it stops working correctly. Then, all of a sudden, the importance of a hot water tends to take center stage. We have put together a few tips on how to solve common propane water heater problems.
How to Solve Common Propane Water Heater Problems
Before moving forward, check to make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped. Next, ensure that all wires, nuts and bolts are making secure connections.
Many people often overlook these common problems and save valuable time.
There might be a problem with the propane connection or heating burner if the water heater is cycling and turning on, but the water is not hot. Examine the propane level in the tank outside of your house. Propane doesn’t always need to be completely empty for equipment malfunctions.
If the level is empty or extremely low, contact Texas Propane to refill your propane tank before trying other options. Conversely, if the tank is adequately full, check to ensure the connections are securely fastened and not damaged both outdoors and to the tank inside.
Water Heater Vent
Your propane water heater depends on airflow to burn. Lack of airflow to the burner can result in the water not heating efficiently.
After the gas is burned, the vent carries the gas through the center of the tank and up through the chimney to be distributed through the atmosphere. A misdirected draft, an obstruction in the vent or a blocked chimney flue can disrupt this process. Additionally, clogged vents are extremely dangerous due to the carbon monoxide that can’t escape if the vent is restricted.
These are just a few tips on a few tips on how to solve common propane water heater problems. If you notice any issues with your propane tank or propane water heater, don’t hesitate to contact us at Texas Propane with the link below!