Taking care of your tankless water heater

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A tankless water heater is a common appliance in many homes. The reason for the popularity is due to the energy efficiency that it offers as opposed to the traditional water heater. To take care of your tankless water heater, there are various factors that you should put into consideration. This will make sure that your heater gives you value for your money and also for the sake of efficiency. Sticking to a proper tankless water heater repair and replacement schedule is also part of care. By proper maintenance, you will reduce chances of repair because problems will be identified early enough.

Tankless water heater care

Clean your filter

One of the most important components of tankless water heater is the filter. The role of a filter is to make sure that the water that enters the heater is filtered of all the dirt. With time, the filter is filled with all types of dirt and grim. Once in every six months, you should clean your filter and remove the dirt and grim. Cleaning the filter will prevent the dirt from moving to other components of the heater and causing damage.

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Draining and flushing the heater

Draining and flushing your tankless water heater should be done regularly. The importance of draining and flushing is to remove the minerals that are likely to have been build up in the heater. This is not something that you might be able to do on your own, so you might consider calling a professional to help you with flushing your water heater.

Check for leaks

Leaks are a big problem and especially to gas powered heaters. Even in instances when professionals correctly do the installation, sometimes leaks are inevitable. It is important to make sure that there are no leaks in the pipes and you can do it on your own or with the help of a professional.

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Energy efficiency

Freezing is one of the main problems with freezing, and it is important to protect the pipes and other parts of the heater from freezing. If the parts of the heater are exposed to freezing, then this will affect the energy efficiency, and also this will damage some parts. To enhance energy efficiency, some parts of the heater can be insulated to discourage freezing and also keep the water warm for long.