Tankless Water Heater Repair and Replacement
Hot water is essential for everyday life. Unfortunately, most people take it for granted until something goes wrong. What you may not know is that issues with your tankless water heater develop over time– you won’t know there is a problem until you notice a drop in your water quality and volume of water. Although your tankless water heater is a great investment, some issues may arise over time. When this happens, you may have to repair or replace your unit.
Tankless Water Heater Problems and How to Solve Them
Some of the common tankless water heater problems include:
Always keep an eye out for mineral buildup. Hard water contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which can impair the functioning of your unit. To protect your unit, flush your water heater at least twice every year. Alternatively, you can use a water softener or water conditioner to turn hard water into soft water.
Does water from your tankless water system suddenly have a bad or strange odor? Pick up a water testing kit at your local hardware store or contact a professional to test your water for iron. Iron is a serious safety concern, especially if its levels in the water are very high.
Replacing Your Water Heater
Just like any other appliance, your tankless water heater may break down over time, and you will have to replace it before it stops working completely. If you wait for long, you could experience more problems such as water leakage and water damage. But how will you know it’s time to replace your tankless water heater?
The older your tankless water heater, the greater its risk of failing. Energy.gov estimates a tankless water heater to have an average lifespan of 20 to 25 years. If your tankless water heater is pushing the 20-year mark, then it’s time to replace your unit.
Rust and corrosion
Have you discovered rusty water coming from your tankless water heater? This is a sign that your unit is rusting away on the inside and soon will start leaking. However, if you have galvanized piping, then the pipes may be rusty. Before replacing your water heater, drain a few gallons of hot water from your tankless water heater. If after a few gallons the water is still rusty, then the water heater itself is rusty.
Repair or Replace?
Sometimes you might find that you have a drop in water temperature or no hot water at all. Or maybe you want to replace your standard water heater with a tankless water heater– either way, call Godby. We will send a trained and trustworthy plumber to your house. If it is a repair you need, he will fix it at a fair price. If a new tankless water heater is what you need, he will make sure that it is installed promptly. Godby doesn’t work on gimmicks, we work on high quality work at a fair price. So when you need a plumber, call Godby!