Troubleshooting Your Tankless Water Heater
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A tankless water heater is a wonderful alternative to traditionally storing hot water in a tank for later use. By creating hot water instantly whenever you wish to use it, tankless water heaters are the most efficient and convenient way to heat your water. While tankless water heaters are quite reliable, they can still break down over time. Before calling for repair service for your tankless water heater, here are a few tips for troubleshooting the system yourself.
A Lack Of Hot Water Could Mean…
Gas water heaters use a pilot light and burners to create heat, which is then transferred to your water when you turn on your hot water taps; if you find that your tankless water heater is not producing hot water, this means that your burners are not igniting when necessary.
There are several reasons why this may be occurring, including:
- An electrical issue
- Insufficient gas flow
- Damage to the sensor that tells the unit when to activate
- A dirt or dust build-up affecting the pilot light or the burners
When troubleshooting your tankless water heater, you’ll need to check for gas or electrical issues by inspecting your circuit breaker for a visible pilot light. Similarly, your tankless water heater could be tripping its circuit, meaning it requires professional care.
Fluctuating Water Temperatures Could Mean…
If you find that your home’s water is coming out in fluctuating temperatures from hot to cold, this is most likely an issue related to the flow of the water through the system. Troubleshooting your tankless water heater in this scenario could be as simple as ensuring that your water heater’s thermostat is set correctly, but if the thermostat is working properly, and you still find the water temperature fluctuating, it could be one of these issues:
- Water pressure fluctuation from a plumbing issue
- A dirt, debris, or mineral build-up affecting the water’s ability to flow through the system
- A hidden leak in your pipes
When To Call The Experts
When you’ve done your own troubleshooting and you have an understanding of what’s wrong with your tankless water heater, make sure that you call a professional to repair the issue and get your hot water working again. At Fahrhall, we take pride in offering expert repair for all of your tankless water heater needs, with quick and efficient service, our technicians will get your water heating properly again in no time!
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