Tankless Water Heater Connection
This category of water heater can provide regularsupplies of heater because their heating capacity isn’t just limited to a specific volume of water like most water heaters. This type doesn’t require a tank to store or heat water. Once the faucet is turned on, the heater begins heating. They consume a lesser amount of energy because they keep their cycle active, which involves turning on and off automatically to ensure that water being supplied is always heated. Unlike other water heaters, the hot/warm water supplied is limited to a particular volume, which can be exhausted with use. The continuous heating cycle ensures that water is periodically heated. There are keys to note about tankless water heaters.
Absence of Storage Tank
Unlike most conventional water heaters, where you could find storage mediums that house heated water, tankless heaters supply hot water on demand. They make use of heating elements known as heating exchangers. These exchangers work in a constant cycle in an automated process that ensures that the water being supplied retains its temperature. Once you turn on supply for cold water, you automatically activate these heat exchangers. Tankless water heaters are most effective for homes and establishments where hot water is being demanded at regular intervals.
Long-lasting Service Life
Most people do not realize the service life of tankless heaters because of poor maintenance and zero concern. A typical tankless water heater can last for more than twenty years when the appropriate maintenance strategy is deployed. The misinformation of users is mostly attributed to the marking of these heaters. Manufacturers don’t inform the users of the need to maintain regular checkups on the heaters to elongate their service life. Since the water heater doesn’t have an obvious tank, many assume that no cleaning or maintenance process is needed except it develops fault.
The Effect of Hard Water
Water that contain minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium are hard. The presence of these substances hinders the smooth passage of heated water. Often times, the passage of water becomes more clogged, forcing the heater to exert more work in getting the hot water produced and forced out. The inability to clean out the clogs of minerals may cause an unfortunate damage to the plumbing equipment. Asides the obvious damage implications, you will also incur more energy costs. It has been prior observed that tankless heaters don’t expend much energy units, the added heating energy will eventually skyrocket the number of energy units.
To keep the heater working for a long period, one must ensure there are no blockages in the heater. You can read the user manual on how to take the heater lid off and gain access to the different components. Use white vinegar to decongest the blockages and clogs. We recommend that one of the first things to do after equipment purchase is to read the user guide carefully. They will help you know what simple maintenance you can carry out yourself.