When it comes to storage tank water heaters—the more “traditional” type of water heater–they can be pretty big, and noticeable, sometimes even a bit noisy depending on where on your property they’re located. In other words, it can be hard not to pay attention to these systems, and you probably do think about the care they need throughout the years.
If you’ve never heard of this problem before, tank water heaters can suffer from something called scaling, which is when mineral buildup forms inside the tank, leading to problems with temperature, water pressure, and potentially even corrosion. Because of this, they need to be professionally maintained and flushed on an annual basis.
What many homeowners don’t realize is that tankless water heaters need maintenance too, and for the same reason!
That’s right… despite their unique setup, much of the maintenance that’s needed for a conventional storage tank water heater is actually needed for a tankless water heater as well. Read on to learn more.