Most of us are aware that the single most common problem with hot water tanks is calcification, especially if you live in an area where the water is particularly hard (high in minerals such as calcium and magnesium). While tankless water heaters are popular both for their space-saving qualities and fuel efficiency, just because they don’t have a tank, that doesn’t mean that they don’t need regular maintenance.
As with any form of heater, such as your furnace, regular servicing helps to keep everything operating at optimum efficiency, ensuring that you don’t waste money. However, when it comes to a tankless heater, you also need to consider regular descaling of the system, both to improve its efficiency, but also to extend its lifespan. Any buildup of mineral deposits in the system can also affect the water pressure, the temperature the water is heated to, and can lead to early corrosion.
Don’t forget to schedule a tankless water heater check-up
Here at A&E Air Conditioning and Heating in Bulverde, TX we recognized, early on, that while tankless water heaters have significant benefits over hot water tanks, because the heat exchanger, which is responsible for heating the water, is so susceptible to a build up of mineral deposits, if not cleaned regularly it can lead to a premature breaking down of the whole system.
To avoid this happening and to ensure your tankless water heater has a long lifespan, we strongly recommend you give us a call and ask us out to check over your system, especially as it could save you a great deal more money in the long run. In addition, at this time of the year, the last thing you want to happen is for your hot water system to break down!