How To Service Your Tankless Water Heater

How To Service Your Tankless Water Heater

Your daily hot shower is a staple of modern convenience - a luxury that we owe to the wonders of water heating technology. The unsung hero of this soothing experience? Your tankless water heater. But, just like any other home appliance, it needs regular maintenance to provide optimal performance. 

Here, we'll guide you through the art of maintaining your tankless water heater, ensuring you never have to endure a cold shower. So, let's dive in! The Importance of Regular Maintenance Imagine waking up one chilly morning, ready for your warm, rejuvenating shower, only to be greeted by a stream of icy water. Not the ideal start to your day, right? Keeping your tankless water heater in top condition is the solution to prevent such unexpected (and unwelcome) surprises. Regular maintenance is not just about longevity and optimal performance, but it's also about safety and cost-effectiveness.

Negligence can lead to mineral build-up, which can adversely impact the heater's performance, making it less efficient and increasing energy bills. What's more, failing to maintain your water heater could void the warranty, leading to higher costs in the long run. Step-by-Step Guide to Servicing Your Tankless Water Heater Turn off the Power Source: Safety first! Be sure to turn off the power source to your water heater. Clean the Inlet Screen: Remove the inlet screen and wash away any debris to keep water flowing freely. Flush the Heater: Use a descaling solution to flush the heater and remove any mineral build-up. Clean the Air Intake Filter: Carefully remove and clean the air intake filter. It's important to prevent any blockage that could impair the performance of your heater. Blow All the Dust out of the Filter Housing: Use a blow dryer or a blower to clear out all the dust from the filter housing. Flush Water Through the Unit: After descaling, flush clean water through the unit to get rid of any remaining descaling fluid and loosened calcium. Check the Computer System for Errors: Modern tankless water heaters have computer systems that can identify potential issues. Check for any error codes that might indicate ongoing or potential problems. Adjust the Operation Timer: To optimize the unit's performance and reduce unnecessary energy consumption, adjust the timer to ensure your water heater isn't operating 24/7. Replace the Screen and Turn Power Back On: Once the heater is flushed, the system is checked for any errors, and the timer is correctly set, replace the screen and power up the unit. While some of these steps may seem straightforward, remember that water heaters are complex appliances.

It's often safer and more efficient to let professionals handle their maintenance. And, in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Mar Vista, and Marina Del Rey, nobody does it better than Enviro Plumbing. You can reach us anytime at 310-450-8180. Benefits of Regular Maintenance Regular maintenance ensures your tankless water heater remains efficient, saving you money on your energy bills. A well-maintained heater also provides consistent hot water for your daily needs, improving your quality of life. By hiring a professional like Enviro Plumbing to service your water heater, you're investing in the longevity of the appliance, avoiding potential expensive repairs or replacement costs.

Your tankless water heater is much more than a simple plug-and-play appliance; it's a complex system that needs regular attention and professional care. Timely maintenance not only ensures the longevity and optimal performance of your water heater but also safeguards you from sudden inconveniences and unnecessary expenses. Whether it's the chilly morning showers or relaxing hot baths after a long day, depend on Enviro Plumbing to ensure your hot water needs are never compromised. Reach out to us at 310-450-8180, and let our experts take care of the rest. Remember, with proper care, your tankless water heater will continue to serve you for years to come!