Why is Tankless Hot Water Heater Maintenance Important?
How important is tankless water heater maintenance? As it
turns out, maintenance to a tankless hot water system plays a large role in how
it works and how much you get out of it.
Tankless water heaters
last up to 20 years, significantly longer than a tank-style water heater.
However, without maintenance, your tankless water heater may expire prematurely.
Function of Components
Limescale buildup left behind inside of the water heater can
damage the components inside of the device, in particular the heat exchanger,
heating elements, and gas burner.
particular, contains high mineral levels. When the water heats up, calcium
deposits form. These deposits will cover the thermostat to the point that it
can’t correctly register the water temperature, forcing the device to suddenly produce scalding hot water.
The increased temperatures force
the device to work harder, bringing down the energy efficiency of the device.
If your device runs less efficiently than it should, you will end up paying for it in higher utility
If the tankless system becomes clogged, it can also affect
the flow rate or how much hot water it can produce. If the gallons per minute
(GPM) generation doesn’t meet your household’s needs, it may create a cold
water sandwich. A cold water sandwich means that you will get hot water surrounded
by moments of cold water.
When Does Your Tankless Water
Heater Need Maintenance?
As a general rule, we suggest performing maintenance on your
tankless heater once a year before the weather starts to turn cold.
Different manufacturers may
suggest performing maintenance more frequently or less frequently than most, so
always go by the manufacturer’s recommendation.
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