At Polar Bear, We Care!

One of our areas of specialty is water heaters. It’s essential to have a dependable water heater, especially in a chillier climate like Colorado Springs. With water heater repair services from Polar Bear Mechanical, we will ensure your HVAC system is in tip-top shape. Over the years, we’ve invested in our tools and education to make sure we can handle all of your water heater repairs as efficiently as possible. If you have concerns about your water heater and suspect it requires repairs, the HVAC experts at Polar Bear Mechanical are here to help you!


If you’re experiencing any of the problems listed below, it’s important to contact us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. The sooner we can address and fix your water heater issues, the sooner you’ll be able to depend on your heating system. 

Not to mention, waiting to repair your unit can also result in your water heater sustaining damages that make it unable to work properly. If this happens, you’ll no longer need repair service, but instead, you’ll have to install an entirely new water heater. Some of the most common water heater problems to look out for include:

water temperature issues

The easiest way to tell there’s a problem with your water heater is if your water is unable to reach your desired temperature. That can mean your water is scalding hot or doesn’t get hot enough. A water temperature issue can be caused by a variety of problems, including a broken thermostat, not having a large enough unit for your space, and your thermostat being set to the wrong temperature.

Strange Water Heater Noises

One of the most common issues people come to us with is hearing strange noises coming from their water heaters. When your heating system is trying to operate with a ton of sediment buildup in the water tank, it usually causes a weird sound to occur. If this happens, Polar Bear Mechanical will be able to easily flush your water tank, and your water heater will be back up and running properly.

Discolored Water

If your water comes out of the faucet with a rusty hue, you most likely have corrosion inside your water tank. Corrosion can be caused by a variety of issues but is most often caused by a failing anode rod. Usually replacing the faulty anode rod will alleviate the issue. In more severe cases, the anode rod has caused too much corrosion and you’re forced to replace your entire water heater.

Water Heater Leaks

Water heater leaks can be extremely dangerous and need to be addressed immediately. A leak can be caused by faulty plumbing connections, excessive corrosion inside the water storage tank, broken temperature, pressure relief valve, or even a cracked heating element such as a gasket. While you’re waiting for the leak to be fixed, try and lay down towels to absorb any excess water.


If you’re experiencing any of the water heater issues listed above, or your utility bills are unusually high, then your water heater most likely needs a repair.

Polar Bear Mechanical will run diagnostics on your water heater to help determine if it needs a repair or replacement. We believe in transparent communication. If we think your water heater is too far gone and needs to be replaced, we’ll share our findings with you. We’ll also share why we think it’s best to schedule a water heater replacement.

As an HVAC company, we understand that issues can arise at any time. In an effort to help the community as much as possible, we are available 24/7. The last thing we want to happen is for you to run into a water heater problem in the middle of the night or on the weekend and have to worry about waiting for professional assistance.

Absolutely! It doesn’t matter whether Polar Bear Mechanical or someone else installed your water heater or if it’s brand new or 20 years old. If you’re experiencing issues with your water heater, we’re determined to help and solve your heating problems.

At Polar Bear Mechanical, we strongly recommend that you hire a professional to take care of your HVAC needs. Not only are you putting yourself in danger, but you could also cause more serious problems.

The best way to prevent water heater problems is by scheduling regular water heater maintenance. This gives Polar Bear Mechanical time to assess your water heater and make sure there are no issues.


Water heaters are an essential part of any HVAC system. If your water heater is experiencing issues, it means your entire system is experiencing issues. If you’re dealing with any issues, or your water heater doesn’t seem to be working properly, it’s important to address the problem as soon as possible. The sooner you contact Polar Bear Mechanical, the quicker we’ll be able to fix your water heater for you. To prevent your water heater problems from snowballing out of control, contact our HVAC experts today!