If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you’ve probably seen a lot of information about tankless water heaters. You may be wondering what they are and, in the interest of comparing costs, what kind of maintenance they need.
What is a tankless water heater?
Sometimes called an instant hot water heater, these systems heat water instantaneously rather than keeping a tank of water warm and ready to use. Tankless water heaters cost more to purchase, but their superior method of heating water makes them more energy-efficient and convenient to use. They last longer than traditional water heaters and supply your home with nearly unlimited hot water, so you’ll never take another cold shower again.
Do they need maintenance?
Yes. Like all appliances, including traditional water heaters, tankless systems require regular maintenance to keep working at its best. Not only should you be prepared for tankless water heater repairs, but you should also take preventative maintenance steps to avoid costly repairs and early replacement.
What can I do to maintain my tankless water heater?
Luckily, tankless water heaters require much less maintenance than traditional water heaters. However, you should still adhere to the following maintenance instructions:
- Have your water heater serviced annually to have it cleaned and inspected.
- If you don’t already have one, consider using a water softener to prevent buildup.
- If your system locks up, call a professional for maintenance or use a flush kit to remove buildup.
- Ensure that the water heater is properly sized to your needs before installation.
Most importantly, if you suspect a problem with your tankless water heater, address it. Like with any appliance, letting problems go unfixed can cause further damage to the system and cost you more money on repairs. Don’t wait — call a professional.
The experts at Parker & Sons Plumbing provide fast, quality service to every customer. Whether you need tankless water heater repair or installation, our technicians will provide you with the service you deserve and get the job done right.
For more tankless water heater information or to schedule a service, contact Parker & Sons Plumbing today.