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Three Reasons Tankless Water Heater Isn’t Working

tankless water heaterTankless water heaters are great investments to improve your home. The systems are energy-efficient, have low maintenance costs, and are very durable. Although, with all the benefits, there can come a time when your tankless water heater is not performing as it should. Your tankless water heater is an essential component of your home, and without proper maintenance, you will find yourself having to endure cold showers. The highly-skilled technicians of Clay’s Climate Control are sharing three reasons why your tankless water heater isn’t working. 

Failed Ignition 

Like automobiles, tankless water heaters have ignitions that allow the system to start. When you attempt to turn on your faucet for hot water, the tankless unit reacts, allowing the ignition to begin generating sparks to start. As sparks generate, the gas flows into a chamber, igniting the burner, thus creating hot water. If you are not receiving hot water, it could be because of the ignition, whether it’s due to the propane tank being empty or the water valves not being open. In a broader scope, this could be an electrical issue with the ignition, and we advise you to reach out to a water heater service provider like Clay’s Climate Control to solve this issue. 

Murky Odorous Water 

If your water seems to have an odor or discoloration, there could be mineral sediment build-up in the bottom of your tankless water heater. But no need to fret as this is a very common issue that occurs. In most cases, individuals will have this issue with their tankless water heater because the water in your area has a high concentration of minerals. Minerals begin to build up within the system and the pipes, blocking all the desired water from flowing to your faucet. This type of water heater problem is one of the minor issues that can occur, but as long as regular servicing occurs to break down mineral buildup, you should be in the clear. 

Blocked Air Supply or Exhaust

Similar to many systems and appliances within the home, tankless water heaters need proper air supply and exhaust flow, or they will stop producing hot water. There are two main reasons for this. First, a pipe has disconnected or has torn while the other is that your tankless water heater was installed too close to other objects. Homeowners can do their own investigating around their home if they believe this is why their tankless water heater is malfunctioning, but service could be required depending on the severity.  

Clay’s Climate Control Tankless Water Heater Service 

Seeking expert advice on how to solve your tankless water heater problem? Look no further than Clay’s Climate Control – we are ready to tackle all of your tankless water heater repairs! We provide tankless water heater services to residents in Southern New Jersey and along the Jersey Shore, including replacement, maintenance, and installation. If you’re ready to schedule your water heater maintenance, contact our team today at 609-916-1106. We look forward to serving you!