How To Keep Your Tankless Water Heater Running Efficiently

We know that you’ve been hearing about how a tankless hot water heater is an excellent investment for many homeowners as it provides hot water on demand and can save you money in the long run. It is important to keep in mind that a tankless hot water heater is not maintenance-free. As with all modern appliances, it is important to provide your tankless water heater with regular maintenance to ensure that it continues to function properly year after year. Regular maintenance can not only help prevent costly repairs, but it will also extend the life of your tankless hot water heater. Without regular maintenance, it can become less efficient and even stop working altogether. No surprise there, think about what happens to your car if you don’t maintain it. This is why we, and professional plumbers everywhere, say that it is important to have your tankless water heater inspected at least once a year to ensure that it is functioning properly. The good news is that you can do some of these inspection steps which go a long way in helping you avoid costly repairs and ensure that your tankless hot water heater continues to provide you with hot water when you need it most.

  • Inspect regularly: Make sure to inspect your unit every few months for any signs of wear or damage such as leakage or corrosion. If any problems arise, be sure to contact a certified technician immediately so that repairs can be made before any further damage occurs.
  • Flush regularly: Over time sediment and minerals can build up inside your unit which may reduce its efficiency or even cause serious damage if left unchecked. For this reason, it is important to flush out your system at least once a year by running fresh clean tap water through the unit until all traces of sediment have been flushed out completely — this will help prevent scale buildup and increase its longevity considerably. 
  • Check filters: The filters on some tankless systems should also be changed regularly (usually every six months or so) depending on usage levels — make sure you check manufacturer instructions carefully before doing so as different brands may require different filter types/sizes). Not replacing them when needed could lead to clogging issues which could reduce performance significantly. 
  • Maintain proper temperatures: One final tip is that it is important to keep the temperature levels consistent within your home/office — setting them too high may lead to excessive scaling inside the unit which could then result in reduced overall performance and even potential breakdowns if left unchecked for too long.

If you own a tankless water heater and you have any questions about routine maintenance or if you want us to give you a hand with it, give us a call, we’re happy to discuss or schedule an appointment.