Common Tankless Water Heater Issues

Tankless water heaters are a great modern alternative to conventional hot water heaters. They are energy efficient and compact, so they’re perfect for a modern urban lifestyle. However, these water heater systems may run into trouble from time to time. Luckily, most of these problems have a simple solution that can be easily implemented. Here are some common tankless water heater issues that you may encounter in our home and how you can solve them.

No Hot Water

This is one of the most common and most frustrating tankless water heater problems. If you’re hot receiving any hot water from your faucets, check your electricity and plumbing to make sure that both system are operational. Check your plumbing valves to ensure that they’re switched to the on position and make sure no fuses are blown. If your pipes are frozen, your hot water supply may be temporarily suspended.

If you aren’t experiencing any of these issues but there’s still no hot water, check your unit to see if there’s an error code. An error code indicates that there’s a problem with your unit and your unit will be shut down until the problem is solved. A professional repair technician will be able to identify the problem and have it fixed immediately.

Water is Too Hot

The only thing worse than having no hot water is having only scalding hot water. If your water is coming out of our faucets too hot, turn down the temperature setting on your unit. Reduced water flow may cause fluctuations in water temperature, so have your pipes cleaned and wipe away any debris from your faucet to ensure stable water heat. If these solutions don’t fix the issue, the temperature unit on your sensor may be broken, in which case a professional repair technician should be contacted immediately.

Tankless water heaters, because of their small size and energy efficiency, are great alternative water heaters for apartments, lofts and smaller homes. If you’re ever experiencing issues with your tankless water heater, trust the professional and experience staff at City Gas Company to have the problem solved quickly and efficiently. Contact us today for more information about our tankless water heater installation, maintenance and repair services.