Tankless water heaters are an efficient and convenient option for homeowners in Buffalo and Western NY who want to save energy and space. These small devices heat water on demand without the need for a bulky tank. However, like any appliance, they require regular maintenance to function optimally and extend their lifespan. Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly repairs or even replacement. Let’s discuss how to properly maintain and extend the lifespan of your tankless water heater.
Flush Your Tankless Water Heater Regularly
One of the most important maintenance tasks for a tankless water heater is flushing it regularly. Over time, minerals and sediment can accumulate in the heat exchanger, reducing efficiency and potentially causing damage. Flushing your system every year will help prevent this buildup and ensure that it continues to provide you with hot water for many years to come. Just call Roy’s to schedule a professional maintenance appointment to flush your tankless and ensure it’s clean and prepped for another year of steamy showers.
Check Your Filter
Most tankless water heaters have a filter to prevent debris from entering the heat exchanger. Check your filter at least once a month, and clean or replace it as needed. A dirty or clogged filter can reduce the water flow and affect the performance of your device.
Monitor the Pressure and Quality
Water pressure that is too high or too low can cause problems for a tankless water heater. It’s important to ensure that the pressure is within the range recommended by the manufacturer. You can use a pressure gauge to measure the pressure and adjust if necessary. The same goes for water quality. If you have hard water with higher mineral content, it can take a toll on your water heater. No worries. We can help you make the right decision when it comes to installing a water softener or a water filtration system that can help reduce mineral buildup. By improving water quality, you’ll protect your heater, therefore maintaining its efficiency over time.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
One of our amazing plumbers can perform more comprehensive maintenance tasks on your tankless water heater. We can inspect all components for signs of wear and tear, clean the heat exchanger, and check for leaks or other issues. It’s recommended to schedule a professional maintenance appointment at least once a year to keep your device in top condition.
By following these tips, you can avoid costly repairs and replacements and enjoy hot water whenever you need it. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, Just Call Roy’s plumber for help at 716-218-1106.