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What Goes on During Tankless Water Heater Tune-Ups?

If you’ve never scheduled a tune-up for your tankless water heater, you may be wondering what exactly happens during the appointment. What is it that needs to be maintained about your tankless water heater?

While maintenance is important for all of your home appliances, it is especially important for a tankless water heater since many of the components are smaller compared to those in a tank water heater.

Problems can develop and worsen faster when you have a tankless water heater. It’s essential to schedule tankless water heater maintenance in Gainesville once each year. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of tankless water heater maintenance as well as what our team does during a tune-up appointment.

Flush the System

Many homes have water that falls somewhere on the scale of being closer to hard than soft. Having hard water means that there is a higher mineral content in your home’s water source. When you pour a glass of water you cannot necessarily see these minerals because the particles are so tiny. But these particles can build up inside your plumbing systems including your tankless water heater. 

Once a year, we can flush these minerals out to prevent them from damaging the inside of your tankless water heater or causing clogs. The lines inside of your tankless water heater are much smaller than the lines in a standard tank water heater. Hard water can have an impact on both types of water heaters, but the impact is often greater on tankless models.

Clean the Water Filter

Our next step is to clean out the water filter. This mesh screen is designed to capture larger particles of sediment that may come through your water. After capturing particles for a period of time, the mesh screen can get full and need to be rinsed out. You can do this yourself and we can show you how during a maintenance appointment. 

In fact, it’s a good idea for you to rinse out the screen once per month to keep your tankless water heater in the best condition. But we can also do it during our visit to your home for professional service. We like to inspect the water filter and surrounding components to make sure that everything is in good working order and address any repair needs that we notice.

Clean the Air Filter

Your tankless water heater also has an air filter. Similar to the water filter, it is designed to capture particles and prevent them from getting inside of your tankless water heater. But this filter can get clogged with dirt as time goes by. Just like your mesh water filter, this air filter needs to be cleaned once per month. 

During a professional tankless water heater tune-up we can review how to do this with you. You want to remove the air filter and use a cleaning solution and soft bristle brush to scrub away dirt and grime. Then allow the air filter to dry completely before putting it in place again. You can do this once a month at the same time you clean the water filter in your tankless water heater. 

Contact Affinity Gas Services today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re “The Gas Efficiency Experts.”

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