Tankless water heaters can be amazing additions to your home. Not only do they save on energy costs, but they also deliver a virtually limitless line of hot water for your entire house. No more cold showers after all the hot water has been used up, and no more waiting hours and hours on end for the hot water to arrive in the first place.
But tankless water heaters are not without their problems. While the maintenance may not be as frequent, every once in a while, you may need to call a technician to perform some tankless water heater repair. Below are some of the more common issues you may experience.
It doesn't matter if you have a tankless or a traditional tank water heater, sediment buildup is a common problem with every water heater, especially those that are hooked up to hard water outlets. Soft water, by comparison, doesn't have very high mineral content, so it's much less likely to experience blockages over time. Hard water is exactly the opposite. It can produce a buildup that clogs your tankless water heater lines and decays your unit from the inside out. If that's the case, call a plumber to schedule a tankless water heater repair.
Bad Fuel Source
One day, you may turn on your faucet to find nothing but cold water coming out of it. If so, chances are there's a problem with your fuel source. Gas units are especially prone to this, as the gas can simply run out, but it could also be a problem with your electrical line (if you have an electric tankless water heater). Either way, once you fix the fuel source, your unit will be working again and the water should heat right up.
If your water heater's panel is telling you that it won't turn on because the exhaust is blocked, do a visual inspection to see what the problem could be. Tankless water heaters have vents on the side to let the hot air escape; if they're blocked, it could pose a fire hazard, so the unit will shut off to prevent overheating. Usually, the main culprit to this happening are things like bird's nests or a thick layer of dust. Clear the obstruction and try the unit again. If it fires, you're good to go. If not, call a plumber to come out and take a look.
To learn more about tankless water heater repair, feel free to reach out to plumbers for more information.Share
24 July 2020
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