The Dream Team: Tankless Water Heaters and Water Softeners

Jun 28, 2022

Research shows that collaboration can increase efficiency. The dictionary defines collaboration as “the act of working with someone to produce or create something.” In this blog, we’ll show you how combining a water softener with your tankless water heater can create better water – and keep your tankless heater running efficiently.

Individual Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters have several advantages over traditional ones. They provide an endless stream of hot water on demand. They are more energy-efficient because they only heat water for immediate use, which saves you money. They also take up less space and last longer than traditional tank heaters. 

Tankless water heaters are generally low maintenance. However, if you live in an area with hard water, you may wish to bundle a tankless water heater with a whole-house water softener. This is where “collaboration” comes in!

Why Do I Need a Water Softener with a Tankless Water Heater?

Even though tankless water heaters don’t have a tank of water, there is still water flow through the heater, which means there will still be some mineral buildup which is accelerated by hard water. This mineral buildup can decrease the efficiency of your tankless water heater and break down the components inside.

A whole-house water softener is a mechanical device that is installed with your main water supply. It treats all water, cold and hot that enters your home by trapping damaging minerals like magnesium and calcium found in hard water. Pairing a water softener system with a tankless water heater is the best way to prevent mineral buildup and protect your investment.

Signs That You Have Hard Water

If you live in San Diego, you most likely live with hard water, as San Diego’s water is generally rated as “extremely” hard.  Hard water is filled with excessive sediments, typically calcium and magnesium. Some of the issues that homeowners with hard water deal with are:

  • Mineral deposits around faucets.
  • Water spots on dishes and glassware.
  • Yellowed clothing.
  • Dry and itchy scalp and skin.
  • Hard-to-remove soap scum in tubs and showers.

Installing a Whole-House Water Softener

A whole-house water softener is an investment that benefits your entire home by preserving your plumbing systems, your appliances and, of course, your tankless water heater. Plus you’ll reap the benefits of healthier, softer skin, shiny hair, softer clothes and better tasting drinking water! The Naiad water softeners we install can be placed nearly anywhere and are available in all shapes and sizes.

Contact Arnett’s Water Systems Today

Arnett’s Water Systems is the #1 provider of Noritz tankless water heaters in San Diego County. Contact us today to discuss personalized, energy-efficient water system options. We’ll help you find the perfect solution for your budget.

Experience the difference with better water!