4 Common Tankless Water Heater Problems
Tankless water heaters solve the problem of limited hot water, but they can run into problems themselves. Here are the four most common issues you should be ready to troubleshoot:
Water is too hot
Check the temperature setting on your unit. 120℉-125℉ is the standard range, but you can lower it further. If you don’t see any corresponding change when you adjust it, then it’s time to call a professional.
Water is not hot enough
This is most likely a water supply issue. Check the pipes coming out of your heater for any leaks, and make sure the shutoff valves for both the hot and cold lines are open.
Water temperature is inconsistent
Check whether your heater’s flow sensor is functional. Different units have different procedures for checking, but, generally, you should be able to blow into its inlet and hear a whirring sound from the impeller. If no whirring occurs, or if it abruptly stops, then you should clean or replace it.
Water pressure is too low
This issue may have more to do with your utilities supplier or your own outdated plumbing lines rather than your water heater. But if you do suspect your unit is the issue, try checking the gas pressure using a manometer
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