While there are several different types of water heaters (solar, gas, electric, etc.), there are two main categories: traditional and tankless. The kind you have in your home should depend on your need, use, and budget, and our experts at Ace Hi Plumbing can fix them all. However, the key to understanding when you need water heater repair is understanding how your water heater works, so that you can better know when your lack of hot water is caused by your thermometer settings or a larger problem in the unit itself.

How Your Tankless Hot Water Heater Works

Because a tankless hot water heater doesn’t have a tank to store the heated water, it heats your water as you need it. One of the major benefits of this type of system is that you don’t ever have to worry about running out of hot water. It is also much more energy efficient than its traditional counterpart. However, this also means that the actual heating component is going to need to be much more powerful, as it has to heat water quickly. In order to accomplish this, typical tankless systems will use a heat exchanger, which works by taking heat from either a gas heater or electric coils and transferring that heat to the water. This heat transfer process is triggered when you turn the faucet on.

If you are having trouble with your tankless water heater, see if you are experiencing common water heater problems and contact our water heater repair specialists at Ace Hi today!