Flushing any water heater can improve its performance and reduce wear and tear. Tankless models are more efficient than traditional tank units; plus, their compact size allows you to fit them practically anywhere. But they still need a fair amount of upkeep. A tankless water heater flush service is a form of maintenance that’ll help get more from your system. The benefits of it include:
Mineral deposits, along with sediment, are among the most detrimental issues for a water heater. Buildup reduces the unit’s operating capacity and can clog up water lines. It can lead to issues with water flow and water pressure. Flushing the tankless water heater of scale prevents these issues and enables the unit to work at full capacity.
If a tankless water heater isn’t flushed regularly, it may take longer to provide hot water. Therefore, schedule maintenance if heating times are increasing. Mineral scale or obstructions may be impeding heat transfer and, in the process, you’ll use more water while waiting for it to reach the right temperature.
Noise from a tankless water heater often comes from sediment and mineral buildup inside it. The water flow must move past obstructions to reach its destination. Don’t wait for the noise to go away on its own. Once it does, this means the buildup has solidified and water cannot pass through.
Investing in a tankless water heater flush service can lower your utility bills. Since the unit can work more efficiently, it won’t require as much power to run. You’ll also use less water while waiting for the temperature to increase. Water and gas or electric bills (depending on the type of unit) should be noticeably lower after the unit is flushed.
Flushing a tankless water heater reduces wear and tear and can prevent system failure. The cost of a system flush is much less than premature replacement. You can extend the life of your water heater by as much as several years by scheduling regular flushes.
Buildup in your water heater can lead to sediment, discoloration, odors, and other water quality issues. By flushing residue that builds up inside, you can avoid or resolve these. It can improve the overall quality of your home water supply.
Depending on your tankless water heater’s warranty, it may require routine maintenance to stay valid. Also, it may not cover failure that occurs due to sediment or mineral scale buildup. You can maintain warranty protection by having a plumber flush your water heater professionally and provide the documentation proving they did so.
Most professionals suggest flushing a tankless water heater every year. Others suggest doing so once every two years or, in areas with hard water, every six to nine months. You can also flush an older unit that hasn’t been fully maintained. It can restore efficiency and protect the unit from damage.
However, we recommend not waiting too long between each tankless water heater flush service. Over time, scale buildup can weaken and eat through pipes. Holes can form and cause leaks in pipes within and attached to the water heater. The best option is to have a qualified plumber inspect the unit, determine if it can be flushed, and perform the necessary services.
At NexGen, we are experienced with installing, repairing, and maintaining tankless water heaters. Our technicians are fully licensed and insured. By joining our X Protection Plan, you’ll receive priority service and perks such as an annual tankless water heater flush and inspection. To learn more or request maintenance, book online or call (833) 729-9735 today.