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3 Common Issues With A Tankless Water Heater And How To Repair Them

by Chris Bowman

Tankless water heaters are water heaters that don't have a bulky tank attached to them, as their name would suggest. If you are in need of a water heater, you should consider a tankless water heater. It takes up less space, is more energy efficient, and provides you with hot water on demand. Tankless water heaters will have their own issues, much like any other appliance in your home. If you don't know how to repair them, you can hire a plumber that specializes in tankless water heater repair. Some things you may be able to repair yourself. Read on for a few common issues you may be able to handle yourself.

1. No Hot Water

If you don't have any hot water at all coming from your faucets, this is an issue. Your tankless water heater should be giving you hot water on demand, so if you aren't getting any at all, it's a problem. This issue may be happening because your gas may not be turned on. If you don't have gas coming to your tankless system, it isn't going to be able to heat up. Check that the gas is turned on, and if it isn't, turn it on. If it is on, it could be that you are running too many of your faucets at the same time. Try not using so many at once, or upgrade your system to one that an handle more usage.

2.  Your Water Isn't Clear

If the water coming out of your tap has an odd color or odor, it could be caused by a problem with your local water supply company or by your tankless system. There are times when the mineral builds up so much in your system that it creates this problem. If your neighbors aren't noticing anything wrong with their water, it's more than likely your tankless water heater. Flush the water from the system and then clean the inside of the system using vinegar, or whatever is recommended by the manufacturer.

3. Water Isn't Hot Enough

If the water coming out of your faucets isn't hot enough for you, this is an easy repair. Your tankless water heater system allows you to adjust the temperature of your water. If you want your water to be warmer, you can just adjust the temperature to whatever you want it to be. Don't make it too hot though, so you don't end up getting burned by the water.

These are just a few of the more common tankless water heater issues you may encounter during your time with this appliance. If you have a problem that you aren't able to repair on your own, hire a plumber to have it repaired properly.