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We can’t love everything about Nashville right? There have to be some downsides, and one downside is our hard water…

Hard water is simply water which is high in minerals, and Nashville’s hard water is pumped in from the Cumberland River. Now, hard water is relatively harmless to us as humans — aside from making it harder to keep our hair and skin looking great — but it can do a real number on your water heater.

How so?

Those minerals in your hard water can build up in your water heater and lead to corrosion and small leaks. Naturally, small leaks can negatively impact water pressure (which means you spend more time in the shower trying to get all the soap off), and of course leaks of any size can waste water (which means you waste money).

But that’s not the worst of it…

All that corrosion can also shorten the service life of your water heater, and have you shopping for a new water heater prematurely.

The good news is, scheduling routine water heater service with Airbusters can help keep your water heater in tip-top shape, so you don’t have to worry about water pressure, leaks, or a shortened service life.

Technician Completing Service on a Residential Water Heater Unit

Do all Water Heaters Need to Be Serviced or Are Some Types Prone to More Problems?

Here’s the thing: All water heaters need to be routinely serviced. Service helps reduce the risk of problems and prolongs the service life of the unit. That said, different types of water heaters are prone to different types of problems.

Now that you know you’ve got a partner you can trust with the service of your water heater, let’s cover some of the different types of water heaters out there and what the pros and common problems of each are. That way, you’ll know what to look out for with your water heater and which type you might want to consider should you need a replacement at some point.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are different from traditional water heaters in that they don’t rely on a tank for storing water. In fact, there’s no water stored at all. These water heaters simply heat up the water you need when you need it.


  • Heat up water as you need it, which means no energy waste
  • Space-saving because they don’t rely on tanks for water storage
  • Eliminate leak concerns because they don’t rely on tanks for water storage

Common problems with tankless water heaters:

  • Venting issues as a result of improper setup
  • Demand issues as a result of overload
  • Electronic sensor failures

Gas Water Heaters

Gas water heaters are water heaters that use gas as fuel for heating the water.


  • They’re known for being extremely reliable
  • They’re affordable because they run on gas
  • They can provide you with hot water even during a power outage, which can be particularly comforting should you lose power on a cold night

Common problems:

  • Issues with gas valves, dip tubes, thermocouples, thermostats, pilot lights, and pressure relief valves
  • Obstructions of the vent pipe, which can lead to carbon monoxide issues

Electric Water Heaters

Electric water heaters use electricity to heat the water.


  • They can heat your water very quickly
  • They have great safety ratings
  • They’re affordable
  • They have long service lives (which means you save money!)

Common problems:

  • If you want hot water during a power outage, you’ll need a generator to fire up your water heater
  • Issues with thermostats, wiring, dip tubes, bad heating elements, and breakers

High-Efficiency Water Heaters

High-efficiency water heaters are designed to run at high efficiency levels, hence the name ‘high-efficiency.’ These water heaters have very little waste, which makes them very appealing to homeowners.


  • They’re incredibly efficient, as the name implies
  • Every last bit of fuel is used, so there’s virtually no waste
  • Because they’re so efficient, your carbon monoxide risk is significantly reduced

Common problems:

  • They’re technologically advanced, which means there are more costly components and sensors to worry about failing

How Do You Know if You Need to Have Your Water Heater Serviced, Repaired, or Replaced?

No matter what type of water heater you have, problems can arise. And since there’s no convenient time to have your water heater fail, it’s helpful to know the signs of trouble to look out for.


  • You run out of hot water really quickly or don’t have any hot water
  • Your water gets way too hot or takes way too long to heat up
  • Your water heater makes a lot of racket or produces a funny smell when it’s operating
  • Your pilot light or main burner won’t light or stay lit
  • Your water is brown or discolored
  • You’ve spotted water around your water heater

Then you may be due for a service, repair, or replacement. The best way to find out what’s going on and what you need is to schedule an inspection with our team. You can rely on our years of experience servicing, repairing, and replacing all types of water heaters to ensure you get the accurate assessment and high level of service you deserve.

Ready to Find Out What’s Going on With Your Water Heater? Call or Use Our Online Scheduling Form

Don’t add cold or scalding hot showers to your list of frustrations. Let Airbusters eliminate your water heater troubles and keep things running smoothly at home. Call 615-258-5530 or request an inspection here on our website today. We’re here to help.


If you’re in need of a new water heater, ask us for details on whether a tankless water heater is right for you.