Are you interested in making the switch to a tankless water heater but the annual maintenance has you a little worried? Annual maintenance is one of the biggest reasons why people don’t switch to tankless water heaters, knowing that if you fail to do the maintenance, you can destroy your whole unit and cost yourself thousands of dollars.
With our guide, we will show you how to reduce the amount of maintenance to an absolute minimum, so you don’t have as big of chance to ruin your expensive water heater.
Filter Water Before it Enters The Water Heater!
The maintenance required on your tankless water heater is due to sediment build up. It stands to reason that if you remove sediment before it gets to your water heater, there will be less build up to deal with come maintenance time. One of the best ways to achieve this is to install a whole house water filter directly on your incoming water line and only have water from this filter enter the tankless water heater.
This setup will achieve a couple of good things for your house.
First, you will save money. Since water with less sediment will require less energy to heat, you will see a slight reducing in your energy costs related to heating water.
Second, you will save money on annual maintenance, especially if you hire a professional to take care of this for you.
The draw back of course is the whole house water filtration systems can be expensive and the filters will need to be replaced every so often. If you have other issues with your water, such as especially hard water, or just water that doesn’t taste too good, you may want to consider going with a whole house water filter or a water softener.
Please note that if you do use a water softener, you should soften water AFTER you’ve heated it, as the water softening salt will add a lot of build up to the tankless water heater.
And there you have it, that’s how you can reduce the amount of maintenance required on your tankless water heater every year.