Common Problems Plumbers Encounter with Tankless Water Heaters
Unlike traditional water heater storage tanks, that only hold 30 to 100 gallons of hot water, the tankless water heaters provide hot water as you demand it.
While tankless water heaters experience fewer leaks than traditional water heater tanks, they do develop other problems. These generally will require tankless water heater repair services.
The following are some of the most common reasons why you might need the service of Broken Arrow plumbers.
No IgnitionWhen a hot water tap is turned on, the water heater’s ignition is supposed to activate the gas burner. If the ignition does not activate, you will not get any hot water.
The ignition may not work due to a variety of reasons, including a blown fuse, improper grounding of electrical wires, improper gas pressure, broken gas control valve, or a dirty inlet filter or sensor.
A plumbing service can repair any of these issues for you.
Flame ProblemsThe gas burner of the tankless water heater may not produce a tall enough flame. This could be due to insufficient venting or a voltage problem within the burner’s control panel. These problems require professional repairs.
Water Is Too HotIf the water coming from your faucets is too hot, the tankless heater’s thermostat may be set too high. You can adjust this yourself.
In some cases, the thermostat sensors could be loose. You can test this by adjusting the thermostat and cleaning the shower heads. If water is still coming out too hot, this could very well be your problem.
Water Is Too ColdThe most common reason for water that is too cold, is having your temperature setting to low on your tankless water heater’s thermostat. Or the sensors could be loose from their mounting on the hot water pipe.
If only one faucet has a lack of hot water, it may not have enough water pressure. Try turning up the water pressure.
Hot water can also cool as it travels to far faucets.