Tankless water heaters are an energy-efficient addition to any home. But sometimes even this type of water heater experiences problems for homeowners in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Knowing the signs to look for that are affecting the system’s efficiency can help you be more aware of potential issues and have a head’s up before the tankless water heater breaks down. Here are three common tankless water heater problems:

Mineral Buildup

Whether your water heater is fueled by electricity, gas or propane, each suffers the same problem of mineral buildup. Standard tank water heaters suffer the same fate. Hard water that’s full of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, is usually the culprit.

As the minerals increase and build-up increases, the water heater’s efficiency decreases. A professional service can flush the water heater to remove the scaly build-up. Your plumber can also provide recommendations on how to avoid future problems.

System Overload

A system overland is common and due to the system’s inability to produce hot water quickly and continuously. This problem occurs when multiple people are trying to get hot water at the same time, such as:

  • Turning on the shower.
  • Using hot water from the kitchen tap to do dishes.
  • Turning on the dishwasher.

With too many areas drawing on the system simultaneously, the water heater isn’t able to keep up with hot water production. As a result, the system overloads and shuts down.

Blocked Vents

A system message noting that something is blocking the water heater may be due to several things. This may be due to an obstruction blocking the vent, loose pipes or damage to the pipesm, such as punctures, splits or holes.

At Stroop’s Accurate Refrigeration, we provide peace of mind to our customers. Whether you need a maintenance check for your current system or you’re interested in converting to a tankless system, our professional staff has the experience to address your home’s water heater needs. For more information, contact us at 931-241-4851.

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