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Yes, Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance Too


Homeowners who have made the switch to a tankless water heater from a traditional tank water heater are undoubtedly happy with its performance. Also called “on-demand” water heaters, their benefits include an unlimited supply of hot water and lower utility bills.

However, there’s still one thing that tankless water heaters require, same as tank water heaters. And that one thing is maintenance. Don’t be fooled into thinking your new tankless system is so easy and “low maintenance” that it doesn’t need tune-ups. It does. Here’s why maintenance is just as important for tankless water heaters as it is for tank water heaters.

Why does a water heater need maintenance?

Water heaters need maintenance just like any piece of mechanical equipment like a car, furnace, or air conditioner. Tankless water heaters require annual maintenance to ensure their functionality. 

Think about how much your tankless water heater installation cost when you purchased it. Maintenance is the best way to protect that substantial investment. Scheduling water heater maintenance will help increase the lifespan of your system, protect the warranty, and ensure your water heater has a long service life.

What happens during tankless water heater maintenance? 

During a maintenance service, one of our technicians will perform a thorough examination of your tankless water heater. One of the most important tasks is to check it for hard water deposits.

In Winder, GA, our water is somewhat hard. That means that it has excessive amounts of minerals. Although these minerals aren’t harmful to drink, they can build up inside both tankless and tank water heaters, ultimately interfering with their performance. This is called scaling. 

One of the main things that your technician will check for is whether the water heater needs descaling and flushing out the unit. This involves removing any mineral deposits that can disrupt its operation. They’ll also check the filters, the water pressure, the temperature, and other steps that will make sure your tankless water heater is in top-notch condition.

How often does my tankless water heater need maintenance?

Tankless water heater maintenance is recommended once a year. If your tankless water heater is under warranty, be sure to check the fine print to determine the requirements for maintenance. 

Can I perform tankless water heater maintenance on my own?

Homeowners should not attempt to maintain their water heaters. Not only will doing so void the warranty, but you could also damage the water heater–and yourself. Water heaters are high-pressure systems that hold boiling-hot water. The risk of injury or damage to the water heater is high if you attempt a DIY tune-up or flushing.

Our water heater services are always fast, affordable, and efficient so don’t hesitate to call and schedule with our conscientious team. We service all types of water heaters including conventional tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, and heat pump water heaters.

Contact the team at American Comfort Heating and Cooling for water heater service in Winder, GA. Bringing Comfort to America, One Home at a Time.

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