Tankless Water Heaters in Fort Worth
Tankless Hot Water Heater Repairs
If you have already taken charge of your hot water costs by purchasing a long lasting, energy efficient tankless water heater then you have already experienced the convenience of hot water on demand. Like any other mechanical product the tankless water heater will eventually require repair. Even proper and timely maintenance cannot avoid the eventual wear that occurs in all mechanical products. The tankless water heaters extended service life and reliability is one of the reasons for its popularity. It will likely be many years down the road, but it is a good idea to be familiar with what to expect for the most common problems that eventually will occur.
Corrosion is the killer of any hot water heater. The lack of tank storage for water tremendously improves the odds against corrosion. The fact that a tankless water heater is manufactured of highly resistant materials will help to slow down the corrosion but even with all of these advantages over a tank water heater it still may create problems with corrosion at some point. Tankless water heaters do not have sacrificial anode rods to protect against corrosion making it even more important to provide routine maintenance to your tankless system.
Most of the United States has hard water, over 85% to be more precise. Hard water is elevated levels of calcium and magnesium and other trace minerals. Hard water is safe to drink, but is harmful to plumbing, including the tankless hot water heater. Mineral deposits can negatively impact the performance and efficiency of your tankless water heater. The best way to avert the damaging effects of hard water is to install an electronic descaler.
Your tankless hot water system should be sized to provide for your hot water needs, if however it is not your tankless system may be overloaded. If your tankless water heater shuts down when hot water is used at two different sources (if two people shower at the same time for example) you should consider installing an additional tankless water heater or choose another source of hot water. A licensed plumber can best advise you of your best options.
All hot water heaters require maintenance periodically and the tankless is no different. If your tankless water heater lacks a descaler in a hard water area the tankless water heater will require the cleaning of mineral buildup annually. Check the owner’s manual to see if it is a process a homeowner can provide, otherwise contact a professional and licensed plumber. Protect your investment with routine maintenance and it will continue to provide energy efficient service as well as lasting for many years to come.
For tankless hot water heater repairs call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Fort Worth’s water heater specialists. Our professional plumbers are dedicated to your comfort as well as your 100% satisfaction. Providing prompt and efficient full plumbing service maintenance, installation and repair, our highly rated plumbers will be happy to assist you with the installation or repair of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth, Arlington, TX and the surrounding regions.