Why Your Water Heater Works Harder All Winter

Published Date: March 9th, 2023 | Category: Water Heaters

Winter puts extra strain on your home’s heating system and the same goes for your water heater. Your water heater runs 365 days a year, no matter the weather, unless you have an on-demand water heater. While you may think that it’s always working the same amount, it actually works overtime in the winter. As experts in water heater repair for Shoreview and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you more about why your water heater works overtime in the winter and why it’s important to watch out for repair problems so you can have them fixed as soon as possible. 

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Location, Location

Heat rises right? Where is your water heater stored? It’s likely in the basement or garage, a part of the house that isn’t kept regularly heated. The colder the air gets around the tank of the water heater, the faster the heat inside will escape. This forces the water heater to run longer to replace the lost heat.

Hotter Water, Please

When it’s cold outside, you and your family are likely to use more hot water. Those hot showers feel better than ever when it’s below freezing out or you’ve just come in from shoveling the driveway.

Cold Ground, Cold Water

During the winter, the ground is colder meaning the fresh water entering your home is colder. This means it takes more energy for the water heater to warm it up as it enters the tank.

While you can’t always avoid a rise in heating bills because of your water heater at this time of year, you can stop malfunctions before they cause your water heater to break down by always turning to plumbing and heating professionals for repairs. When you give All Ways Drains a call, we can send someone out to you home to repair your broken water heater or install a new one. 

Or, if you’d like an on demand or “tankless” water heater installed to provide hot water only as needed and avoid standby energy losses like these altogether, we can install one for you!

We understand how important it is to get your water heater up and running as quickly as possible; that’s why we also offer 24/7 emergency service.

Whatever the issue your water heater experiences this winter, our friendly and responsive team will service your residential, commercial or industrial property. We pride ourselves on our fast response times and excellent customer service. We are also a proud Veteran owned small business.

To learn more about water heater repair for your Shoreview area home or business, contact the professionals at All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.