Keeping Your Water Heater at Its Best – Tankless Edition
November 15, 2021
Now that you’ve invested in a tankless water heater, I bet you’re enjoying the continuous hot water! Your family can take back to back showers while running the laundry and dishwasher at the same time. It’s quite a luxury. Since you’ve installed the tankless, we’re here to help you find out how to make it last as long as possible.
If you have a tank-type water heater, read the tank edition of this article.
Recommended Annual Maintenance for a Tankless Water Heater
It’s great to have that constant flow of hot water. With regular maintenance, we’re going to help you keep your unit running as long as possible. Call a pro and let them know that you’d like to have your unit checked out. Read on to find out what to ask for so that you don’t miss anything.
Checklist for Your Maintenance Visit
When you talk to your plumber, make sure that you let them know that you’d like to do everything to keep your water heater up to date. Here is a list of things to ask for:
- Clean water filter
- Flush heat exchanger (intervals will vary based on water condition)
- Burner inspection
- T&P (Temperature and Pressure) valve inspection
- Condensate neutralizer inspection (minimum 10-year life expectancy)
Great Reason to Build a Relationship with a Plumber
It’s always great to have a professional plumber that you can trust. They will take care of your water heater on an ongoing basis, and they will be there down the road when you have a clogged pipe, experience a plumbing issue or need a new water heater. A fantastic way to start that relationship is to have your local plumber complete the recommended annual maintenance so that they’re on call when you need them for something later.
Note to Remember
Maintenance needs vary by product, so your plumber is the greatest resource on knowing what is right for your specific water heater. You can refer to the Use and Care Manual for details and contact your plumber. We have a plumber finder you can use.