Tankless Water Heater Maintenance | Tankless Water Heaters Fort Worth
Tankless (also known as on-demand) water heaters are more efficient than conventional water heaters that continually use energy to keep a large tank of water hot. Tankless water heaters heat water when you turn on the hot tap, sparing the cost of keeping water in a tank heated to a specific temperature. A quality tankless model can last 20 years under normal circumstances, but it requires proper tankless water heater maintenance to achieve it. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for installation or repair of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
Hard water, corrosion, excessive demand and improper installation can all cause problems to occur prematurely in tankless water heaters.
Hard Water and Mineral Build-Up
Scaly calcium buildup due to mineral-laden hard water is a common problem for any water heater in this situation, including the tankless water heater. The build-up can decrease efficiency and cause premature failure of the water heater.
If you have hard water, and 85% of the nation does, you will need to use a water softener, install a scale filter or flush the unit routinely with a vinegar solution, according to the owners’ manual. This may not be a DIY task depending upon the model.
Tankless water heaters are less vulnerable to corrosion than conventional water heaters. However, if corrosion does occur, it can lead to serious problems that can shut down tankless water heaters in Fort Worth.
If your household uses a large amount of hot water at once, such as taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time, the tankless water heater may not be able to meet the demand. Furthermore, the installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth may require an upgrade of your natural gas line to properly install the water heater, ensuring it is receiving adequate gas to function properly.
Tankless water heaters require the efficient ventilation of hot exhaust, both to vent dangerous CO from gas combustion, and to avoid shutdowns.
Proper installation is essential for the efficient and correct performance of a tankless water heater. An improper installation can also result in conditions that cause problems, such as corrosion, or improper gas pressure and inefficient performance.
It is for these reasons that it is imperative to use an experienced and qualified plumber for the installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth. Benjamin Franklin offers the expertise to assure a proper installation, and we back our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if your household use is less than 41 gallons per day, a tankless water heater will be up to 34% more efficient than a conventional water heater.
However, if your household water use is high, approximately 86 gallons per day or more, a tankless water heater will be 14% more efficient.
Other factors are involved in determining if a tankless model is right for your home, such as use of multiple hot water taps at the same time, the temperature of incoming water, the presence of long pipe runs, and other factors. A Benjamin Franklin Plumber can assist you in determining the most efficient water heater that will provide the hot water you need.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers a wide variety of plumbing services, including tankless water heater maintenance, water heater repair and installation, for residential and commercial applications. For the professional installation of tankless water heaters in Fort Worth, contact the plumbers who earn your trust, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.