Troubleshooting Your Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, rather than storing heated water in a tank for use. These appliances can offer greater energy efficiency over storage tank models, as well as endless hot water that will never run out. Although tankless water heaters are reliable and easy to maintain, they can still develop problems over time that call for maintenance or repair. While some solutions are simple, if you can’t determine the cause of your water heater’s failure, it’s best to call in a professional for tankless water heaters.
Lack of Hot Water
Gas tankless water heaters use a pilot assembly and burners to create heat, which is then transferred to water as it flows through the unit on its way to your tap. When your tankless water heater fails to produce hot water, its burners do not ignite when you open your hot water tap to start the flow of water. There are several reasons this may occur, including an electrical problem, an issue with the gas flow, damage or wear on the flow sensor that tells the unit when to activate, and dirt or dust buildup affecting the pilot assembly or burners. You can check for an electrical or gas issue by inspecting your circuit breaker and looking for a visible pilot light. If your water heater trips its circuit frequently, there could be an electrical problem that you’ll need your plumber to address. Similarly, if there is no pilot light, the pilot won’t stay lit, or you think there may be a gas problem, call for professional tankless water heater repair as soon as possible.
Fluctuating Hot Water
If you experience fluctuations in the temperature of the hot water your tankless unit produces, it may be due to an issue affecting the flow of water through the unit. This may also be the case if your tankless water heater’s thermostat is set correctly, but you are continually finding that your hot water doesn’t reach the right temperature. Tankless water heaters require a minimum amount of flow before they can heat water properly—if your water pressure is experiencing fluctuations due to another plumbing issue, it will also affect your water heater’s ability to produce the hot water you need. When you call for water heater repair, your plumber will check and clean the unit to make sure no dirt, debris, or mineral buildup is affecting the flow inside the appliance. He may also check your water pressure to determine whether it should be regulated or if there could be a hidden leak in your home affecting the flow through your pipes.
Whether you’re experiencing trouble with your water heater or are considering the benefits of going tankless, our professional plumbers will make sure your home has the hot water you need. We are pleased to offer tankless water heater repair and installation, as well as a wide variety of additional residential and commercial plumbing services to keep your home or business running smoothly.