Tankless water heaters are energy-efficient, sturdy appliances that can provide your household with on-demand hot water for decades. However, even these resilient units can fail, so here are some of the most common faults and a few tips about how to remedy the defects:
- The unit does not deliver hot water – the fault seems serious, but it is not necessarily difficult to remedy. Check the power supply as well as the water supply – the fault is likely to be caused by one of these sources;
- The water delivered is too hot or not hot enough – ideally, the temperature of the water should be set between 120-125 degrees. Check the temperature setting and adjust it if necessary. If the temperature of the water is still too low or too high, clean the heater filters and aerators and also check the temperature sensor to make sure it is attached firmly to the pipe;
- The burner does not ignite – to remedy this common fault of gas-operated water heaters, make sure that the energy supplies are turned on, ensure that the gas pressure is correct and remove all air from the gas line. Check the gas control valve, too – the fault might be caused by a short-circuited component.
If these attempts at diy repair do not seem to solve the issue, rely on respected licensed plumbers in Denver to diagnose and repair the problem. Christopher’s Plumbing has provided professional and trusted plumbing services for over 60 years.