Tips For Maintaining Your Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater or an on-demand water heater, which it is often called, is a type of high tech appliance that is designed to provide you with an endless supply of hot water. Not only is the supply endless, but it can help you save energy by only heating up the water when it is needed. However, these are also complex plumbing devices you need to maintain regularly to ensure it continue operating properly.
Some tips to help ensure the on-demand unit works efficiently can be found here.
Remove the Accumulated Limescale
As time passes, a tankless water heater can begin to accumulate minerals on the tank’s interior heating chamber. You will have to remove the mineral build up by flushing it regularly. The process is fairly simple and requires you to use a hose and flush the tank with vinegar.
Clean the Screen Filter
Another important maintenance task for your tankless water heater is to clean the in-line screen filter. When you clean this it will allow you to remove any debris that have accumulated. To do this, make sure to turn the incoming water supply off first. Once it is off, you will find the filter on the inlet fixture located on the system’s cabinet. You can unscrew the plug in order to remove the filter. Once the filter is out, all you need to do is rinse it off to remove any debris. After it is clean, replace it on the unit and you are good to go.
While many people may not think a tankless unit needs maintenance, this is simply not the case. If you fail to ensure it is clean and running properly, you may encounter a number of breakdowns and other issues with the system over time. If you want help with this process, contact us today at Apexplumbingchicago.com.