When you have a conventional water heater with a tank, you have to maintain it by periodically checking the anode rod and draining the tank to prevent sediment buildup and tank corrosion, among other things.
But with a tankless water heater, no tank means no work, right?
While there is no tank that can fail, there are other issues that can impact your tankless water heater’s operation and its efficiency.
One big problem is the buildup of limescale on the heat exchanger of your tankless water heater. It also happens in conventional tank water heaters. But with your tankless water heater, even a thin layer of limescale can reduce its efficiency by 30%. That pretty much negates any efficiency advantage a tankless water heater has over conventional storage water heaters with a tank.
Dealing with this problem may sound scary, but it isn’t. This is a relatively straightforward DIY project that you can do to help keep your propane tankless water heater running efficiently. This should be done at least once a year.
By the way, your tankless water heater should have professional maintenance as well at least once every two years as well!
The first step in any work on propane appliances is, read the owner’s manual. Instructions may vary slightly between models, so make sure you thoroughly read them, so you know exactly what to do.
Once you’re done with that, gather your materials:
These are some common instructions. Again, double-check your owner’s manual before getting started.
Advanced Propane can help you get all the hot water you want when you want it with a new propane tankless water heater. Get in touch with us today to get started!