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Tankless Water Heater Troubleshooting Tips

Given that tankless water heater technology is so new to most people, troubleshooting is much different than with traditional water heaters. Pretty much anything you know about old heaters doesn’t apply to tankless water heaters, so here are a few important troubleshooting tips to consider.

If you have no hot water

  • Check all of your power connections. Are the indicator lights on? If not, you aren’t receiving power. Check your circuit breakers and do a reset if necessary.
  • Check the voltage. There should be 220 volts in the junction box. If there still is no power, the unit could be dead. Call Tankless Water Heater USA for tankless water heater repair immediately.

If the water temperature is not warm enough

  • Check your temperature setting. If the weather is cold, you’ll probably want to increase the temperature to a warmer setting since the water coming into your home will be colder.
  • Lessen the flow rate. The flow rate capacity for a tankless water heater is less than that of a traditional tank heater. If you have a single tankless heater for your home, make sure there’s only one hot water activity at a time. Except for Rinnai heaters, if you are using more than one appliance at a time that requires hot water, you will notice a difference in the water temperature.

If the indicator lights flicker during operation

  • If your home has an older electric panel, check the amp capacity. You may require an electrician to modify your amp capacity.

If you have a water leak

  • Examine your tankless heater to see where the leak is coming from. It could be as simple as tightening a valve fitting. If you notice a seam is leaking, then call the experts at Tankless Water Heater USA for residential tankless water heater services right away.

Tankless Water Heater USA is the leader in residential, commercial tankless water heater installation, repair and replacement in Los Angeles. Call today at 818- 787-4777.

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