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P3's Vancouver WA water heater installation professionals are available everyday to supply, replace or install water heaters in Vancouver WA. Get a free estimate today to see how we can help you save up to 50% in cost of installing a water heater in Vancouver WA

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How to know when you need a new water heater installation
Most water heaters have a life span of between 10–15 years. However, replacing an old water heater within the 8th year has proved to be more beneficial to the homeowner in regards to energy saving as newer models are more energy efficient. Inefficient water heating and no hot water at all are common signs that you need a new water heater. Water heating alone takes up about 12% of your utility bill and when your old system (typically more than 10 years old) takes longer than necessary to heat water, you may consider shopping for a newer and more energy efficient unit. Note however that not all cases of inefficient heating or lack of hot water require you to buy a new water heater. Sometimes, a mere setting or minor repair would be what it takes to get your heater up and running again. Your plumber or plumbing contractor will determine if your specific problem will need a new system or not.

 

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Managing Your Water Heater for Lower Utility Bills

Whether you have a new or old water heater, managing your system efficiently can reduce the amount of money you pay in bills for water heating. Try these tips or have your plumber or plumbing contractor do them for you:

Adjust Water Heater Thermostat Setting

Adjust your thermostat to a setting not higher than 140 degrees. Most water heaters have their thermostat set too high out of the box. Adjusting this to a standard level will help reduce energy use.

Insulate Your System

Insulating a water heater increases its heat retention capacity thereby reducing the energy used to keep water warm. But, never insulate any water heater without first carefully reading the manufacturer's manual.

Install Water-Saving Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances

From water-saving faucets and shower heads to washing machines and dish washers, installing plumbing fixtures and appliances with water-saving energy star rating helps save hot water use.

New Water Heater Installation

If your water heater is over 10 years old, replacing it with a new energy efficient system will save you more money in utility bills than trying to manage the old less efficient system.

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Question: My Water Heater Pilot Light Wont Stay Lit

Question
Yesterday my water heater went out and didn't come on, so I replace the thermocouple and the gas valve and the pilot now wont stay lit, but the old thermocouple was shorter than the new one, been the new thermocouple longer than the old one could that be why the pilot doesn't stay on?

Answer
The length of the thermocouple has nothing to do with the problem you're having. The longer thermocouple is the universal type with longer lead. Just uncoil as much lead as you need for the installation, then roll the excess in a tight roll and tuck it behind your gas tube.

I suspect that you didn't install the thermocouple properly. There are other possibilities though but if you didn't install the thermocouple properly against the pilot, it wont heat and open gas control valve.

I suggest that you do the following:
1. Make sure that the end of the thermocouple is raised at least 1/4 inch above pilot lit to heat properly.  Use a pair of pliers to bend pilot and thermocouple 1/4 closer to each other
2. While igniting the pilot, press down and hold the pilot button for 30 seconds. Pressing down and holding the button on gas control valve for 30 seconds allows the gas to enter pilot to heat thermocouple.

Other Common Problems Why Pilot Wont Stay Lit

  • No gas
  • Low gas pressure
  • Blocked pilot line
  • Faulty thermocouple - note that some thermocouples may have factory faults. So the one you just bought could be faulty.
  • Faulty thermostat
  • Air in gas line
  • Moth and dirt in gas line...
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