When you first purchased your tankless water heater, you might have found that it was a bit more expensive than a traditional water heater. Now that your tankless water heater might need to be repaired, you could be wondering if repairs are going to be more expensive, too. Luckily, in many cases, tankless water heater repairs are actually more affordable. If you're wondering why this is often true, consider the points below.
You Don't Have to Worry About Major Leaks
In some cases with water heaters, the actual cost of repairs is much more expensive because of all of the related damage that is done. For example, if a water heater tank starts leaking, there can be a big mess and a lot of water damage for the homeowner to have to deal with. Since tankless water heaters don't have big tanks full of water that can leak everywhere, this is a cost and problem that you don't have to worry about with a tankless water heater. Although tankless water heaters can leak as well, the amount of water damage that is done is typically much less significant, particularly if you have the problem addressed in a timely manner.
There Isn't a Tank That Needs to Be Drained
In many cases, water heater repair technicians have to drain the water heater tank so that they can handle the repair. In fact, many repairs that have to be done are related to tanks that are clogged with sediment and minerals. Since your tankless water heater does not have a tank that has to be drained, you don't have to worry about this. This means that your labor costs can be lower since the repair technician will not have to worry about spending time draining out a tank when repairing your water heater.
It Should Have Fewer Parts and Components
One thing that you might have noticed about your tankless water heater is that it might have fewer parts and components than a traditional water heater. This means that troubleshooting problems is a lot faster and easier, especially for someone with experience. Additionally, there are fewer parts that need to be purchased when repairs are needed, which can also help keep costs down.
Of course, the cost of having any type of water heater repaired depends on what is wrong with the unit, which company you are hiring for the job, and more. Of course, you will want to have a technician look at your tankless water heater and give you a quote for repairs. Hopefully, though, for the reasons above and more, you won't have to worry about the repair costs being too high.
For more information, contact a company like ATWH.