Many homeowners are proud to have a tankless water heater keeping their water warm, as opposed to a conventional tank water heater. Both systems can work well for your needs, but tankless water heaters use significantly less energy.
A tankless water heater may seem like the perfect system for your home, but that doesn’t mean it’s free from problems. Here’s why it’s so important to schedule a tune-up for your tankless water heater about once a year.
Tankless Water Heaters Develop Sediment Buildup
Scaling is a common concern for a large tank water heater. Hard water leaves behind sediment at the bottom of a tank that can cause a buildup of pressure resulting in a loud banging noise. But you wouldn’t expect this to happen in a tankless water heater that does not store hot water in a large tank. Unfortunately, scaling can still have an effect on a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters that develop sediment on the heat exchanger have difficulty transferring heat to the water, which means lowered efficiency and eventual problems within the system.
You Want to Avoid a Hot Water Loss
Tankless water heaters are not completely spared from all of the problems a tank water heater has. They have a long lifespan—typically over 20 years. But this is only possible if you take really good care of your system. You don’t want to run into problems with your tankless water heater in the middle of a shower, or right before a big presentation at work. Call professional technicians to check on your water heater once a year to avoid problems or find out about them early on. It’s always better to make repairs sooner, rather than later, so that the issue doesn’t get out of control.
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