Water heater maintenance is one of the most important ways to save money over time and delay replacement costs for as long as possible. This is especially true of tankless water heaters that require annual maintenance due to calcium and limescale build up.
Our goal with this site is to help save you money by performing water heater maintenance yourself, saving on contractor costs as well as replacement costs.
We’ll start with the traditional hot water tank. For many people, hot water tanks are rentals from their utility company and as such maintenance of the water heaters fall on the provide.
Since hot water tanks require very little maintenance, it’s rare that a utility company will come in to provide service unless something goes wrong.
If you own your own hot water tank and want it to last as long as possible, you can do the following steps every 3 – 4 years
Compared to a water tank, tankless water heaters require much more maintenance, especially if you have hard water.
The biggest procedure you’ll need to do is remove the build up of limescale and calcium inside the unit. Please follow these steps every year:
You should really perform this maintenance at least once per year, and it should take you less than 2 hours. At the very most you can stretch it to two years. In some areas with very hard water, and no water softener before it gets to the hot water tank, you may even want to perform this maintenance twice per year. Proper maintenance of your boiler can prevent costly water heater repairs in the future.
We hope that our maintenance guide has made it easy and clear for you to perform your annual maintenance. If you have any questions, I’d be glad to help, you can contact me using this page.