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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 called Arctic Air with an AC problem. They came out diagnosed the problem and fixed it for me. Great job!!!”

- Annette Estevez
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”Matt was very helpful and explained all in detail. I would highly recommend Arctic team”

- Mayur Soni
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”Excellent customer experience from estimate to installation! We installed a new central air conditioner since the one we had was ready for replacement. We received a few estimates and Artic…”

- Rhonda B
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”Excellent service. Our technician Joe V was courteous, professional and on time!”

- beachynadine
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”Arctic installed my new HVAC system and has maintained it since. They have been nothing but efficient, polite, and responsive. When I had an issue (that I caused) they were…”

- Gary Otter
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”They are neat and clean, courteous and on time!!”

- Cathy Eisen Berkowitz
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”Tim was very nice, knowledgeable and was kind to wear protective gear outside and inside my house. Thank you for the great service!”

- Natalia Jouan
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”Good interaction and very professional. Wore a mask before entering home. Overall, fine courteous young man.”

- Jay Weiss
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”I had a new toilet , bathroom faucet, and water heater installed. Everything was done professionally. The technician was on time. He was knowledgeable and patient. He ran into several…”

- Mary Ellen Driscoll
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”Arctic Air is very thorough and efficient. Technicians arrive exactly on time. Communication with the main office and technical staff is unsurpassed. Arctic Air stands behind their work.”

- Richard Eisenbeis
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”I have been dealing with Arctic Air for over 30 years and they have always been professional and honest. I started dealing with the owner Howard and his word was…”

- Bob Cembor
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”My technician, Greg, was very thorough in looking over my unit and explaining all of my repair options. I highly recommend Arctic Air!!!!”

- Lizabeth Bianco-Kleinosky
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”The Serviceman Frank fixed my thermostat as well as answered questions about my air conditioning system. I'm very happy with the good service.”

- Lindsay Humphrey
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”A/C not working after i removed the thermostat to paint. Ed immediately recognised the problem. He connected a Nest thermostat that i couldn't get to work. After making sure it…”

- Ralph Cusumano
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”As usual, Arctic fixed our plumbing issues and made suggestions for improvements. I highly recommend them for plumbing, heading, and air conditioning matters!”

- David Streit
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”Just set up two appointments for air conditioning preseason tune-up at the beginning of the month. Very smooth. Today the technician came in to do the work. Very nice guy.…”

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