Tankless Water Heater Repair
Tankless water heaters do exactly what you would expect from a traditional water heater, except they save a whole lot of energy, money, and they make the water safer for usage and consumption! They are great investments and can be useful for both domestic and commercial purposes. Tankless water heaters heat the water when you need it straightaway from the line, instead of storing and reheating repeatedly. This feature lessens the complications in the device, and makes it less vulnerable to problems. However, every machine faces issues at some point or the other, and so do tankless water heaters.
Common reasons for tankless water heaters problems
- Blocked air supply because of debris or insect nets, causes issues with air combustion and venting, which not only damages the heater, but can also cause fire hazard.
- Mineral build-up over years of usage can damage the insides of your tankless water heater as well.
Instant water heaters (tankless)
Many people decide to go with installing instant water heaters in their home. These devices are for small capacity type solutions- such as instant hot water for a cup of tea or for washing your hands. Many people will try to "overload" these systems and that is where the main issues arise from this option.
- System overloading is a major problem in case of instant water heaters. Since these devices heat the water as required, we tend to use without paying attention to how much is stored or not. But instant tankless water heaters do not have unlimited capacity, and can only serve a certain smaller number of applications together (unlike the basic tankless water heater where you can use a few devices at once). If you demand hot water in multiple places – shower, kitchen sink, washing machine and so on – the heater might overload and crash. To fix this initially, you have to call a professional plumber and get help. In the long run, you have to either cut down your simultaneous hot water usage, or upgrade your heater to one with a higher capacity.
Solution for tankless water heater problems
When it comes to tankless water heater repair we always advise to call your local plumber. These types of repairs are complicated and it is not recommended to try and tackle these repairs yourself or you could end up costing yourself more time and money.
At A-1 plumbing we have the right technicians to handle any tankless water heater repair you may need. We will let you know if it can be repaired or advise you on a new tankless water heater installation suited for your specific needs.