If you have a tankless water heater installed at your home, then you have to keep in mind the fact, that they are very much different than the conventional tank water heaters. Anything that you knew about the conventional storage tank water heater is not going to apply here as both have a different set of working. Here are some of the tips that you can use to troubleshoot the problems of tankless water heater.
1. No Hot Water
If you are getting no supply of hot water, then start by checking the power supply to the unit. This is basically, the most ignored part of the checks that people perform. Look for the standby light and make sure that it is on. If the light is off, then there might be some loose connection in the unit. Also get the voltage verified. If there is a low voltage, then the unit may not be able to perform in a right manner. Also check for the fluctuation in the electrical supply to the unit.
2. Water Is Not Getting Hot In Right Temperature
When you get the unit installed by the Edmonton hot water tank installation specialists, they always give you a demo about the operation of the unit. Always remember to set the desired temperature so that you will get the water in the right heating temperature. Is the water from the unit is cold, then decrease the supply of the water flow rate. If there is too much of supply of water in the unit, then the water will have a very less contact with the heating element and this will eliminate it from getting hot.
3. Flickering of the light
If you notice the light flickering while the unit is operational, then make sure you have the right panel for the unit. Many people use a shared panel for the supply that results in the fluctuation. Ensure that you have installed a panel for the unit that has the capacity of 100AMP for C85 circuit breaker and 125 AMP capacities for C120 breaker.
If there is a leakage from the unit, then check the supply plumbing that is taking the cold water to the unit. Make sure that the joints are sealed in a right way. If the seam of the unit is leaking, it is advisable to call in a professional to get it checked and repaired. If you have a warranty on the unit, then you can get the replacement for free.
5. Unit Not Working
If the tankless water heater is not working at all, then it is best to get the unit checked from a professional. There might be some major issue at the supply of the power or with the element. Never try to attempt any DIY procedures on the unit by yourself. If the heater is not coming on after switching, then there might be problem with the pressure unit and a quick visit to technician will solve the problem.
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