FAQs about tankless water heaters

Published on: August 25, 2022

What Are The Most Common Problems With Tankless Water Heaters?

The most common issues are sediment and mineral buildup that prevents water from flowing through, failure to ignite making the water heater unable to get hot, hot water fading to cold during back-to-back showers, and a hot water overload that prevents how much hot water can be used simultaneously.

How often should a tankless water heater be flushed?

Tankless water heaters should be flushed at least once a year in order to prevent a harmful buildup of minerals and sediments.

What temperature should my tankless water heater be set at?

The environmental protection agency recommends that tankless water heaters should be kept at 120°F as this is the standard temperature to prevent skin burns as well as preventing diseases from surviving.

What is the average cost to flush a tankless water heater?

The average cost to flush a tankless water heater ranges from $300-$400 in service fees. However, it is possible to flush it out yourself which is free.

Why does my tankless water heater take so long to get hot?

Although the standard average time for the water heater itself to heat is 15 seconds, it could take a few min longer depending on how far away the heater is from the outlet. The further the distance, the longer the wait for cold water to become hot.

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