- 16 Jan Off
Water softener could extend life of your system
Because of hard water you will have to de-scale your tankless water heater every few months. If you don’t, it will accumulate calcium and very likely begin to leak. Over time, water wins against everything – even rock.
A properly maintained tankless water heater can last as long as 25 years. However, hard water is one of this system’s most potent enemies. Calcium deposits from hard water can build up in this type of system, similar to the white buildup you may see on your faucet. If this accumulation is left unchecked it can cause the heat exchanger to overheat. If this happens, the system will more than likely lock you out, meaning you won’t be able to get any hot water until the problem is cleared up.
One of the ways you can keep calcium buildup to a minimum is by having a whole-home water softener system installed. This will not only reduce scale in your tankless water heater, but also in the plumbing throughout your home. For example, you won’t have to worry about buildup in your dishwasher, faucets, washing machine, and other appliances.
Call Arnett’s Plumbing today for tankless water heater maintenance as well as water softener installation.