tankless water heater

Do I Need to Flush My Tankless Water Heater?

Flushing a Tankless Water Heater

A tankless water heater is a great option for your home for many reasons. First, it is much smaller than a traditional water heater and therefore takes up less space in your home. Second, it provides hot water ‘on demand’ and only when you need it. They also operate more efficiently and can save a typical family around $100 or more a year on water costs.

In order to keep your tankless water heater in this excellent working condition, the AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling team strongly encourages regular flushing of the tank.

What is Flushing?

Over time, a water heater can develop a build up of sediment which can cause blockages and other problems with the system. Flushing a water heater with vinegar helps rid your heater of all that mineral build up and leaves you with a fresh, clean system.

The Benefits of Flushing

Tankless water heaters are less likely to break down compared to traditional systems and can last up to 20 years longer. If you want your system to reach that age, however, it is essential that you take care of it.

Keeping your tankless water heater in good condition involves regular maintenance, including flushing. This is something that your plumber can perform for you on a regular basis, however, you can also complete it yourself. In addition to a longer lifespan, flushing can also:

  • Improve heating speeds
  • Reduce system noise
  • Decrease the likelihood of frequent repairs
  • Keep pipes and drains from clogging

Plumbing Services in Lynbrook, NY

We recommend that you have your tankless water heater flushed every 12-18 months. If you live in an area with particularly hard water, your system may benefit from more frequent flushing. Give the AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at (516) 217-2196 to schedule your appointment today!