Tankless water heaters in Arlington can save the average home up to 35% on the cost of producing hot water. The tankless is able to do so by eliminating standby energy losses, due to its lack of a storage tank. Rather than store hot water, a tankless produces it on demand. Energy efficiency is not the only feature of a tankless, its ability to produce continuous hot water is also a reason for its popularity.
As with any water heater located in an area with hard water, the tankless will require cleaning to rid it of lime scale. The scale accumulates as a white or gray substance on faucets, showerheads, shower walls and doors, and in water heaters. Providing a routine cleaning will ensure the optimal performance, energy efficiency and assist in ensuring the expected lifespan of the appliance.
How it Works
When you open a hot water tap, cold water enters the tankless water heater. A flow sensor activates the gas burner, warming the heat exchanger, and heating the cold water to its set-point temperature.
The Effects of Hard Water
In a tankless water heater, scale deposits accumulates on the heat exchanger over time, and without descaling, will lower the water heater’s efficiency, performance and lifespan.
The build up of scale will cause the unit to run longer in order to heat the water to the set temperature. By increasing its run time, increased energy cost occurs and by working the appliance unnecessarily, it will experience a reduced lifespan.
Many of today’s tankless water heaters feature scale detection technology, displaying an error message when it is time to descale tankless water heaters in Arlington. For households with tankless units lacking a scale detection feature, schedule descaling annually, or as recommended by the manufacturer and your plumber in Arlington to restore a fully efficient unit.
The installation of a water softener will prevent the build-up of scale in your water heater and plumbing system. The water softener will remove the ions that cause hard water, typically calcium and magnesium, exchanging these ions for another ion, typically sodium or potassium. A water softener can extend the lifespan of the plumbing, the water heater, and other water using appliances, while improving the performance of cleaning and personal care products.
The installation of tankless water heaters in Arlington requires the expertise of an experienced, licensed plumber to ensure your safety and its performance. They require specific voltage and amperage requirements, specialized exhaust venting, and/or a specific gas pressure that differs from standard water heaters.
In addition, the tankless water heater will require accurate sizing for your household’s hot water use and habits. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington will provide a professional installation of tankless water heaters in Arlington ensuring your satisfaction, the performance and the lifespan of the unit.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing professionals have the expertise to provide top quality plumbing services. For the professional installation, repair or maintenance of tankless water heaters in Arlington, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.