Tankless Water Heater Repair in St. Paul, MN
Professional Water Heater Service & Repair in the Twin Cities Area
Tankless water heaters may provide excellent performance and efficiency compared to conventional water heaters, but that does not mean they are completely trouble-free, especially if the occasional maintenance visit is skipped. When you develop a problem with your tankless system, talk to our experts at HomeWorks.
We offer tankless water heater repair throughout St. Paul and the entire Twin Cities area. Our technicians are there when you need them, 24/7, and all of our water heater repairs are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
When to Call a Professional for Tankless Water Heater Repairs
When your tankless water heater breaks down, it can cause problems for the entire household. Minimize repair times by calling HomeWorks for tankless water heater repairs when you notice signs of trouble, such as:
- Cool or lukewarm water: If your water is not hot enough, the thermostat may have failed, the gas valve may be malfunctioning, or there may be a restriction in the heat exchanger that is reducing flow, such as corrosion or mineral deposits. On electric models, a heating element may have failed.
- Reduced flow or pressure problems: If the hot water is not flowing properly, the heat exchanger may be clogged with minerals (limescale), sediment, or corrosion. Annual heat exchanger flushes can prevent most issues.
- The burners will not turn on: If the burners on a gas or propane water heater will not light, the thermostat or the gas valve may be faulty, or the igniter may have failed.
- Burners shut off quickly: If the burners shut off before the water is heated, the exhaust or vent system may be plugged up or not flowing properly. Make sure the pipes are clear of obstructions and that the fans are working on power vented systems.
- Breakers trip often: If the breakers trip frequently on an electric water heater, the heating elements may be defective, or your home’s electrical system may be overloaded.
- The water heater is leaking: Most tankless water heater leaks are from the plumbing connections or the pressure relief valve, but occasionally the heat exchanger itself can fail.
24/7 Tankless Water Heater Service in the Twin Cities
When you need expert repairs for your tankless water heater, turn to our team at HomeWorks. We are here anytime you need us, 24/7, and we can handle everything from basic tankless water heater maintenance to water heater repairs, replacements, and new installations.
Our team is fully equipped to handle many common repairs on the first visit, such as heat exchanger flushes or thermostat replacements, and we offer upfront pricing, so there are no surprises.
Why Choose HomeWorks for Water Heater Repairs?
At HomeWorks, we are focused on doing more, training more, and delivering more for our customers. By choosing our company for your tankless water heater repairs, you can expect:
- Great service with professional results
- Same-day service and 24/7 availability
- Competitive, upfront pricing
- A 100% satisfaction guarantee
For expert repairs and fast response times, trust HomeWorks for all your water heater repair needs.
Tankless Water Heater FAQs
How does a tankless water heater work?
Cold water flows into a heat exchanger inside the water heater. Outside the heat exchanger, a natural gas or propane burner or an electric heating element is used to heat the water rapidly. By the time the water exits the heat exchanger, it is hot.
At HomeWorks, we recommend flushing the heat exchanger annually to remove sediment, corrosion, and mineral accumulations that may cause premature failure of the water heater. This service is included in “The Works Plan,” our convenient and cost-effective maintenance program.
Do tankless water heaters really never run out of hot water?
Tankless water heaters have a maximum flow rate — the maximum volume of hot water they can produce at a given time — and if that rate is exceeded, you could be left without hot water. If the tankless water heater is sized correctly for your home and installed properly, it can provide a nearly unlimited supply.
To avoid performance problems and installation issues, choose a qualified plumber, such as our experts at HomeWorks, to install your tankless water heater.
Are tankless water heaters better than tank-style water heaters?
It depends on your hot water needs and preferences. For large families, a tank-style water heater may provide a larger supply of hot water without performance issues. For other families, a tankless water heater can offer significant long-term savings and virtually unlimited hot water, but the initial price will be higher.
For help choosing the best water heater for your home in the Twin Cities area, talk to our experts at HomeWorks.
How much space do you need for a tankless water heater?
The space required depends on the model and its clearance requirements, but tankless water heaters require far less space than tank-style. Typically, a whole-home gas tankless water heater will be about 30 inches tall, 20 inches wide, and 12 inches deep, but some additional space is required around the unit for the air intake and exhaust of gas or propane models. If you are replacing a tank-based model, there should be plenty of room.
Do tankless water heaters provide instant hot water?
Close, but not exactly. Because tankless water heaters use on-demand heating systems, it may take a few moments for hot water to reach your fixture, depending on how far away it is from the water heater. To reduce the time it takes, consider installing a recalculation system or a point-of-use tankless water heater. During the initial installation, placing the water heater as close as possible to your primary fixtures will maximize its performance.
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