Like any other household appliance, an electric water heater may also sometimes start to make strange noises, leaving the homeowners perplexed about what has gone wrong with it.
Among those odd noises is beeping, which may be initiated by different problems depending on the make and model of your unit.
Some of the common reasons your water heater may be making a beeping sound include;
Water Heater Leaking
A water heater may start beeping to warn that there is a water leak. Have a look at the floor under your water heater; if it is wet, it is an obvious sign of a water leak. However, the problem may also be an indication of a gas leak.
Water Heater Overheating
Your electric water heater may also start to beep when its tank is overheating due to the high temperature, a buildup of mineral sediment, or a broken pressure relief valve.
Water Leaking from Evaporator Coil
Some electric water heaters may also start beeping due to a leaking evaporator coil. The problem may lead to a frozen evaporator coil, refrigerant loss, and ultimately cause a total compressor failure if the unit is not shut off immediately and left unrepaired.
Water Heater Keeps Shutting Off
If your water heater shuts off on its own after emitting a beep, look at the error code in the user manual to determine what does it mean.
Water Pressure is Too High
Sometimes, the pressure of the water may fluctuate between low and high as it flows through the pipes of your house. High pressure isn’t detrimental only for pipes but can also damage the water heater. Some models of the unit may start beeping when the water pressure is alarmingly high.
If your water heater noise is making a beeping sound, it could be a warning sign for anything from water or gas leak, to an overheating, to high pressure or a faulty pressure sensor. What it exactly means depends on the model of your water heater.
It is advisable to consult with its user manual or visit the website of the manufacturer to determine the cause of the problem. The manufacturer usually provides self-help tips to remedy minor issues with the unit.
However, if you are unable to identify the cause or if it seems to be a bigger problem, get your unit inspected by a professional water heater technician as soon as possible.
Los Angeles Water Heater Repair Technicians
For years, we at Local Pro have been taking care of all the water heater needs of the homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area.
No matter what the type, model, or age of your water heater and what issue you are experiencing with it, call us for assistance right away, and our highly experienced and well-versed technicians will use advanced tools to pinpoint and fix it with utmost accuracy right the first time around.
Call at (323) 310-1222 to schedule a water heater repair service with us. Our technicians are available 24-7 to respond to emergency repairs.