This could be due to burner issues, combustion leaks, or calcium deposits in the water heater
Every homeowner loves their Heating and Air Conditioning equipment. I also do! But our love extends to our lavatory, where I take our warm afternoon shower. I love taking a warm afternoon shower before heading to work. It refreshes and rejuvenates me. It also helps start our day in unbelievable spirits. One afternoon I noticed that our topwater oil furnace had a problem, and it messed myself and others up when I least expected. The topwater oil furnace had some leakage and low pressure. To prevent the water leakage from getting worse, I had to call an Heating and Air Conditioning supplier to come and check it out. I was cheerful when the Heating and Air Conditioning supplier came in less than an eighth and diagnosed the problem. He was kind enough to point out other issues that most of us experienced with topwater furnaces and solve them. He sealed the water leakage and restored pressure in our faucet. He pointed out that our faucets could emit foul odor occasionally, akin to rotten eggs, whenever I turned the water on. This was due to sacrificial rods corroding away, sited in warm water tanks to protect the tank from corrosion. He commanded myself and others to change the anode rods when I notice the odor. Typically, these anode rods last between 4-5 years, after which they start odoring if not changed. Apart from the anode rods, a topwater oil furnace can also produce weird sounds. This could be due to burner issues, combustion leaks, or calcium deposits in the water heater. The Heating and Air Conditioning supplier’s advice was enlightening and timely. Since then, I always knew what to do when each of the signs of weakness appeared on our top water heater.