5 Signs Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Maintenance or Repairs

Due to their reliability and large energy saving benefits tankless water heaters have become something of a standard in home hot water these days. But that’s not to say that they’re immune to coming across a few troubles. Is your tankless water heater acting up or causing some fuss? McAllister…The Service Company is here today to offer you some insight into the common problems your tankless system might encounter, how to identify them, and who you need to call!

Crystal Clear Signs of a Water Heater Problem

The bad news is that if you spot any of these, you’ll probably need a professional to come service your tankless water heater. But the good news is that many of these are easy enough to spot, and catching them early can mean a lot of saving in the frustration and cost departments. Keep an eye out for these:

  • Warm but not hot water. Is the water you’re getting tepid or just not quite at the range you were looking for? This is a very common problem for new hot water heaters, and thankfully one that is easily handled. New tankless systems typically feature either a very simple digital interface, or a simple crank or dial to adjust temperature. Simply adjust up to the desired heat, no experts needed!
  • Water heater shutting itself off. This can actually be one of a few issues, but the most common of them is a problem with the tankless system’s filter being clogged or otherwise incapacitated. It’s an easy job for a repair professional, and should take very little time to remedy.
  • Variable temperatures. If the temperature in your hot water seems to fluctuate from good, to too hot, to too cold all in the span of a single shower or wash, then you’ve got a problem. And it’s probably an electrical one. Loose connections are the most common cause of this obnoxious issue, but thankfully barring severe electrical damage repair for this problem is easy enough.
  • Electrical issues in the home. This one ties into and often appears in conjunction with the above problem. Newer hot water heaters or older ones that have loose connections can create frequent and sudden power surges, which can cause lights to flicker, and even breaker trips.
  • Strange taste or color in your water. Because a tankless unit lacks a reservoir for sediment to form in you should absolutely never deal with discoloration or funny tastes in your water. The issue could be with the water heater itself (broken down, defective) or could be with your actual water supply. Either way, contact an expert right away, because you don’t want this one sticking around.

Tankless Hot Water Heater Services in South Jersey

Tired of dealing with an troublesome tankless hot water heater? Stop stressing and start giving our team a call! We have the tools, skill, and training to provide for all of your tankless hot water heater needs, from repair to complete replacement, so contact us online now!