Tankless water heaters can provide you with an endless supply of hot water. They don’t take up much space and can save you energy and money as well. However, if your tankless water heater is experiencing problems, that’s a lot of hot water (and money) going down the drain.
Many homeowners have experienced the frustrations of their tankless water heater not providing hot water—a problem that can have multiple causes. Here are a few of them:
An overloaded system
If your tankless water heater no longer seems to be working properly, it might be the result of an overloaded system. The heater may have been undersized for your home, or multiple hot water fixtures are being used simultaneously.
Exhaust blockage occurs when something builds up in the exhaust and prevents proper ventilation. This can sometimes cause your tankless water heater to stop working entirely, so pay attention to any warning signs. If you notice that it takes much longer than usual to get hot water, it’s a good idea to have your exhaust checked.
One of the most common problems to have with a tankless water heater is a blown fuse. This can sometimes be caused by power surges out of your control, which will require help from a professional. Reset the tripped circuit and replace the blown fuse before attempting to restart your tankless water heater.
Over time, hard water can build up in your tankless water heater and cause it to perform less effectively. When this happens, you need to descale or flush the system to get all of the buildups out.
Book a tankless water heater repair service today
A tankless water heater is beneficial in that you’re no longer wasting energy keeping a tank hot even when it isn’t in use. Along with all the benefits of tankless water heaters, there are some basic maintenance issues that can occur. Do not attempt to troubleshoot water heater problems on your own and hire the service of a trusted plumbing contractor. Hiring the pros will guarantee you no less than excellent results. Book a service now!