If you’ve already taken advantage of the high energy-efficiency, economic size, virtually limitless hot water, and improved lifespan of the tankless water heater, then you’re well on your way to enjoying comfort and convenience throughout the year. Like all mechanical systems, however, your tankless water heater may eventually require repair in order to operate properly. Even if you’ve been diligent with maintenance in the past, sometimes problems are unavoidable. We’d like to go over a few of the most common tankless water heater repairs, so that you know what to look for. For comprehensive Denver plumbing services, call Bell Plumbing and Heating today!
- Corrosion. Corrosion is the enemy of any water heater system, and though the lack of storage tank greatly improves the chances of avoiding corrosion, it can still be a problem for tankless water heaters. While your system is made out of highly resistant materials, it can nevertheless corrode over time. One of the common causes of corrosion is when condensation builds up within the system and drips on the burner.
- Mineral deposits. More than 85% of America has hard water, which means it has high levels of calcium and magnesium, as well as other trace minerals. While it’s not harmful to drink, it does tend to harm your home plumbing, including the tankless water heater. Your system is a finely tuned machine and even the slightest accumulation of mineral deposits can severely impact the effectiveness and efficiency of your hot water. Consider installing an electronic descaler to ensure that you avoid mineral deposits.
- Overload. While your system should be properly sized in order to meet whatever hot water needs you may have, if this is not the case, then your system can constantly overload. If you run your dishwasher and take a hot shower at the same time, the computer of your tankless water heater may simply shut down. If that’s the case, consider supplementing your system with another tankless water heater, or pursue other options under the advisement of a plumber.
We hope you found this brief list helpful. Make sure that you call a professional plumber for all water heater repairs. For Denver plumbing repair, call Bell Plumbing and Heating today!