Common Tankless Water Heater Repairs

With the increasing danger of the planet’s climate and rising fuel and electricity costs, many people have chosen to substitute tankless water heaters for conventional heaters in their homes. Unlike conventional appliances using a large tank to store heated water, the latest innovations simply heat water up immediately upon demand, thus saving all the energy needed to keep a large tank of water heated continuously. However, despite these devices’ superior technology there are times when repairs to tankless water heaters are required.Do you want to learn more? Visit Hamilton Drain Cleaning 

There are some common issues affecting both of the models. Inadequate gas pressure, insufficiently hot water and rust-colored water are among those most commonly complained of by homeowners.

Insufficient gas pressure

Because of the demands put on tankless water heaters to instantly and upon demand heat water to usable temperatures, a great deal of gas is needed to provide the instantaneous heat. To maintain the heating system’s effectiveness, the gas supply which provides the heating fuel must be held at high pressure. If the gas pressure is not high enough, the device can be able to provide adequate heating for a single source of hot water, but not adequate to provide multiple sources of hot water. At the same time, the use of hot water in the shower and the kitchen sink could overpower your appliance.

Insufficient heating ability

An insufficient heating capacity even for a single source is linked to the problem of heaters being overtaxed by demands for hot water from multiple sources. Often this is caused by the same issue that there is insufficient gas pressure for enough heating to provide electricity. This problem may also be caused by incorrect installation that resulted in the heater mixing of cold and hot water, or simply that the specifications of the gadget do not conform to the household heating requirements.

Sensitivity To Rust

Lastly, the issue is brownish or rusty water. Even with modern technology, parts of tankless systems still exist which are prone to rust. Manufacturers place ‘sacrificial’ rods inside the heaters to prevent corrosion. Before every other component of the heater, these rods rust, and often when corrosion becomes too strong, the rust from the rods escapes and reaches the water that leaves the system. This is a strong indication the rods need to be changed.

It could also be an indication that the heater has a more pressing problem, as the rods will corrode faster than they should be, so much so that the rust colouring the water is actually visible. In this situation, a pipe may leak or the device intended to remove condensation from the heat exchange may not work as it should.

Although these concerns definitely need to be resolved urgently to prevent more discomfort, there is no need to panic as there are specialists specialising in tankless water heater reparations. Your system will be up and running in no time , with the right hands on the job.