With continuous use of a Tankless Water Heater, you will find the minerals building up on the internal walls. Even the internal portions are not visible to human eyes too, making it more complex.
For cleaning, you must flush out all the minerals from the heater surface, at least once in a year. Follow this maintenance guide for getting an efficient Tankless Water Heater at your home.
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
Tankless Water Heater is a heater which does not have a tank for storage. That’s why it is called ‘Tankless.’ Still, they are prone to the mineral build-ups, and therefore it is your duty to maintain it rightly.
Here we will check out an easy guide on maintenance which you can try it out by yourself. You can save the bucks by not hiring a plumber for this task.
Steps for maintaining a Tankless Water Heater are given as follows:
- Get your system manual, and read all the safety instructions including the Warning points. No two Water Heaters have got the same characteristics. It is important to do a check whether the steps we are going to perform are safe for your water heater.
- Shut down the heater by turning the power source off.
- Loosen the three-four screws on the lid of the heater, and get the lid removed from the top side.
- There are three water valves involved in the setup which supplies to the tankless water heater. Close down all these three water valves.
- Next step is to remove the caps carefully from the purge valves, which are located on both the hot as well as cold water pipes.
- After this attach the housing lines to all the three valves. These housing lines are usually provided by the manufacturer only.
- Then you have to open the valves on the purge port side, keeping them perpendicular to the hot and cold water pipes.
- The main ingredient used for the cleaning is the White Vinegar. You will require 2.5 gallons of the white vinegar in an undiluted form.
- Follow the instructions provided in the manual, and perform the flush and drain operation.
- After you are done with the flushing, then twist the T-shaped handles and close the purge port valves.
- Then you have to disconnect all the housing lines, placed for each water valve.
- Next, we got to replace all the purge port caps, and place them back on the purge port valves. Here the user has to ensure that all the components are firmly joined to the Tankless Water Heater.
- There is one filter used within the unit. These labeled filters need to be disassembled from the heater, so carefully work on the unscrewing part.
- Clean and wipe the housing and the other internal screens of the filter by simply running it under the tap water. After the cleaning is done, replace the filter back on the heater.
- Refer your product manual on safe restarting of the heater, along with how to fix the screws back which we unscrewed in Step number 3.
- Finally, run the hot water tap so that some air flows through the pipeline.
So this was the complete DIY maintenance for the Tankless Water Heater. It is recommended to consider all the instructions which come along with your water heater.
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