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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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”I want to thank Artic Air Conditioning for sending me extremely knowledgeable technicians by the name of Matthew Ancona and Eduardo Rivera. They were very punctual, professional and thorough. I…”

- Sunil Pamnani
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”The service, responsiveness, and professionalism was top notch. Unfortunately, I had both my business and home heating stop working at the same time during the coldest week this winter so…”

- Amanda
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”I typically do not write reviews, but I would be totally remiss if I did not take the time to highlight the service quality delivered by Arctic Air. I have…”

- Joseph Funt
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”Artic Air tech did exactly what was needed to resolve heating issue. Clean, precise work. Project completed as planned. Friendly, neat techs.”

- George Joaquim
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”Very responsive & punctual. Techs Ed & Joe took the time to explain everything in layman’s terms. No pressure tactics. Alex was very professional.”

- Steve Panza
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”Came even before planned. Called before to ask permission for earlier visit. Excellent work/really pros/three AA reps came. They even covered their shoes. Really clean and positive performance. I will…”

- Joel Hershey
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”As usual, great service. Called yesterday and the appointment was set for today. Received a confirmation of the appointment and a message advising of the technician being enroute to my…”

- Humberto Otero
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”Arrived on time . Pleasant. Knowledgeable. HONEST. Now have heat!”

- Christine Rush
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”Fred S was great. Explained things as he went along.”

- Generic Customer
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”Nick did a great job on my service and asking my questions.”

- Lauren Kirkman
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”Very prompt and courteous technician Nicholas. Arctic Air has always done a great job at maintaining my furnace.”

- Ana Cardinale
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”Top Notch customer service. Ross was phenomenal. Just a few days ago I had a family emergency. My in laws (elderly) called and said their heat went out. This was…”

- Mark Luxe
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”Top Notch customer service. Ross was phenomenal. Just a few days ago I had a family emergency. My in laws (elderly) called and said their heat went out. This was…”

- Luxe Limo Service
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”I worked for Arctic air great company, high quality workmanship, great tech training, willing to go the extra mile to make sure the customer is happy every time. Plus the…”

- Richard Cranium
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”First time customer and had a great experience with Arctic Air. Used them for a furnace inspection. Price was reasonable. Their technician, Anthony was a pleasure to deal with and…”

- BJ Mathews
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”When an HVAC company shows up at your house, after you receive and email and text with picture (and their background), they walk up with booties in hand and put…”

- Darek Hahn
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”Excellent, prompt service. Highly recommend”

- nurseheart
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”Great Company with which to do business. Would like the option to enter into a contract with the Company.”

- Chinny Okparanta
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