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Why Does My Water Heater Keep Turning Off?

It’s one of the most maddening home dilemmas, reducing even the most even-keeled homeowner to ask, “Why does my water heater keep turning off?” Chances are, you’re muttering this question as you make your way, dripping wet, from a cold shower to your gas or electric water heater.

In all likelihood, the answer to your question is rather straightforward and can be fixed quickly with the expertise of a skilled plumber:

  • If your gas water heater keeps turning off, the problem most likely lies with the thermocouple. This vital component detects when the pilot light is lit and then allows gas to flow to the burner. A faulty thermocouple will shut off gas to the burner as well as the pilot. A bent or otherwise damaged thermocouple will prevent the pilot light from heating it. A buildup of dirt may also be to blame. Just as a buildup of dirt and grime can interfere with the smooth operation of your air conditioner, a dirty thermocouple can prevent your water heater from doing its job.

 

  • If your electric water heater keeps turning off, you’ve probably already narrowed the cause to an electrical glitch. And you’re correct, but which one? In some ways, problems with an electric water heater can be more frustrating than those with gas water heaters, especially if the water heater is plugged in, the breaker is live and there is no obvious reason for it to malfunction. An experienced technician can quickly get to the root cause, which is most often a problem with the heating coil or thermostat. On the other hand, if the water heater causes the breaker to shut down every time it attempts to heat water, the problem most likely is an electrical short in the breaker.

Water Heater Repair in New Jersey

If you happen to believe that for every problem, there is a solution, you’re correct in more ways than one. The solution is to call Arctic Air Conditioning so that our experienced professionals can perform reliable water heater repair services. We have been serving Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, Ocean, and Somerset counties since 1977. Contact us today!

Testimonials
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”Very responsive. Good communication. Professional and nice. Quinn, the tech, was detailed, neat, professional and fast.”

- Lady Jackson
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”Extremely pleased with Arctic service. They were able to send the technician the same day. Jesse was the technician who came out to service our furnace & humidifier. He was…”

- Sushma Kumar
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”Clean neat and on time. Very Professional.”

- Generic Customer
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”First class service. Very pleased with service technicians. Highly recommend using.”

- Claude Gallello
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”We lost heat in our gym 3 x's. Time to stop guessing, and bring in the Pros. Thank you so much for the same day service call.”

- aggie carney
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”Great service again this year! Brendan the technician got the job done quickly and effici ently. Very pleasant! Highest recommendation!”

- Lisa Consiglio
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”Josh was extremely personable, professional and informative! We will definitely use Arctic Air in the future! Thank you!”

- Howard Goodkin
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”Technicians were prompt , professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely use again.”

- Craig Antoniello
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”As always, great service from Arctic Air - woke up this morning to no heat on our first floor. Called Arctic Air and their friendly technician, Fred S., arrived within…”

- Elaine Ligotino
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”Alex was very professional and very informative. Great service as usual!!”

- rojoel gel
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”Tech Brendan was very friendly and knowledgeable.”

- Tom Piccolo
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”I'd recommend Arctic air wholeheartedly. They are professional, courteous, and meticulous. The prices are excellent as well!”

- Diane Mecca
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”Moved our gas line lower for our new stove.”

- Melissa Dzioba
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