Discover the Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters in Fayetteville, AR

Experience the advantages of tankless water heaters over traditional models and maximize their efficiency with routine maintenance. While some tasks can be done by homeowners, entrust the more complex maintenance to Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Fayetteville for guaranteed protection, extended lifespan, and dependable daily performance.

Get your maintenance scheduled today by calling us or requesting a job estimate online.

Easy Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Taking care of your tankless water heater is crucial for keeping it running smoothly. Follow these simple steps to ensure your unit operates correctly:

  1. Regularly flush your tankless water heater. A yearly flush is recommended, but if you have hard water, consider flushing more frequently to prevent mineral buildup.
  2. Clean air and cold-water inlet filters. Some tankless models have filters that need regular cleaning to maintain water flow.
  3. Keep the exterior cabinet clean. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the outside of the unit for a visual inspection. If you notice rust, call a professional plumber.

Trust the Experts for Specialized Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

While homeowners can handle routine maintenance, certain tasks should be left to licensed plumbers:

  • Descaling is best left to the experts. Hire a plumber to remove mineral deposits on a yearly basis, or more often for hard water conditions.
  • Have a professional clean and inspect the internal components. The plumber will clean fan blades, heat exchangers, and burner while checking for any issues.
  • Ask a plumber to test the pressure relief valve annually.
  • Ensure the motor, fan, and vents are inspected and repaired if needed.

For any concerns or questions about your tankless water heater, rely on the expertise of Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Fayetteville. We specialize in tankless water heater repair.

Don't neglect your tankless water heater maintenance. Follow these tips for reliable hot water all year round.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tankless Water Heaters

Discover the Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters:

  • Increased energy efficiency and lower operating costs
  • Instant access to hot water
  • Longer lifespan (over double that of traditional models)
  • Space-saving design
  • Enhanced safety features
  • Reduced risk of flooding

How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

Traditional water heaters with tanks typically last between six to ten years. However, with proper maintenance, tankless water heaters can last up to 25 years!

Determining the Right Size Tankless Water Heater:

Tankless water heaters are measured by their ability to produce gallons of hot water per minute. For most households, a model that produces 5-10 gallons per minute (GPM) is suitable. Consider energy efficiency when selecting between electric (up to 8 GPM) or gas models (greater than 8 GPM).

Common Causes of Temperature Fluctuations:

  1. "Cold water sandwich effect": Cycling on and off can cause alternating hot and cold water. A hot water cycling pump can help resolve this issue.
  2. Low water pressure triggers the gas burner to turn off. Check your pressure tank if you have a well.
  3. Clogged inlet filter screen reducing water flow and shutting off the gas burner. Consult your owner’s manual for cleaning instructions.

Improve your hot water experience with tankless water heaters. Contact Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Fayetteville for reliable tankless water heater services today!

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