heaters offer a level of convenience and efficiency that goes above
and beyond those of their traditional counterparts. Ensuring that
they continue operating efficiently does take a little bit of work,
though. Read on to find out about the basics of tankless
water heater maintenance in San Marcos CA to see
what it entails.
have never performed their maintenance on their water heaters should
always check their manuals before getting started. They should also
note that choosing to perform their maintenance will likely void
their warranties. Avoiding this problem requires hiring a
professional for tankless water heater maintenance in San Marcos CA,
which may be a better option for those who find that they don’t
understand their manufacturers’ instructions.
Turn off Power
Make sure to turn
off the power to the water heater before attempting to perform any
kind of maintenance. Next, remove the lid and close off any water
Port Valve Caps Slowly
The importance of
exercising caution during this step cannot be overstated. Removing
the purge port valve caps carefully will prevent hot water from
shooting out and potentially causing serious burns. Once the valve
caps have been removed, hoses can be attached to each of them.
process itself is the easy part. The tank itself can be cleaned using
undiluted white vinegar. Finally, flush and drain the tank following
the instructions provided in its owner’s manual.
The filter should
be labeled. Usually, it can be unscrewed and cleaned out easily using
a kitchen sink. Wait til after the tank has been cleaned and drained
to rinse the filter.
Close the purge
port valves after the cleaning and flushing process has been
completed and disconnect the hose lines. Make sure to tighten the
purge port valve caps appropriately to avoid leaks and potential
safety hazards. It’s essential that homeowners follow all
manufacturers’ instructions exactly.
If all of this
sounds like a lot of work, it’s because maintaining a tankless water
heater is, in fact, a lot of work. Thankfully, it only needs to be
done once a year and it isn’t prohibitively expensive to just hire a
plumber to maintain the unit. Contact
us to get a quote today.