An instant hot or tankless water heater is extremely efficient. The system relies on its advanced heat exchanger to quickly heat up water. Scale and Lime tend to build up faster when water is heated, so to combat this problem a tankless is usually installed with flush valves, which allow vinegar to be pushed through the system dissolving the build up and returning the tankless to its original efficiency level. This build up is exponentially increased as the grains or water hardness increases in communities and towns throughout Ontario.
Hard Water Causes Inefficiency
Below is an extensive list of Ontario cities and the corresponding water hardness that is present in the water supply. The higher the number of grains the harder your water is, which, in turn produces more scale and deposits in your water heater, on shower heads, around faucets, and so forth. A conventional water heater will become much less efficient with time in a hard water situation, and it can’t be cleaned. For this reason we recommend a tankless system that can be cleaned with a vinegar solution, restoring efficiency.
Quick Hard Water Exercise:
Lookup your city and see if you have hard water
Think about how old that 40 gallon hot water tank is in your house
Know that in on average at 7.5 grains of hard water a regular tank loses 2% efficiency a year to due scale build up
That 2% doubles to 4% at 15 grains and so on…..
After you do the math a tankless that is able to be cleaned of all scale becomes very economical
North York Twsp.
Sault Ste. Marie
It’s always a good idea to have your water tested to determine not only water quality but water hardness and this list should be considered just a rough guide.
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That crusty buildup on your faucets, shower heads, and dishwasher is lime scale buildup. It forms when water passes through your fixtures, and reduces the functionality and efficiency of your household appliances. Conventional water heaters have been known to accumulate as much as 20 lbs of scale buildup over their lifetime. With the application of heat, scale buildup occurs more readily, accelerating the process and causing more problems. A conventional water heater loses more than 2% efficiency per year because of this buildup, which acts as an insulator preventing proper heat exchange. A tankless water heater is just as susceptible, but a simple built-in system allows the buildup to be removed, returning the water heater to its original efficiency.
We offer tankless cleanings and recommend you have your system flushed once a year to maintain its highest efficiency. This is a relatively quick process taking about an hour to complete. In addition to a flush, we inspect the system’s igniter, flame sensor, fan, and venting system to ensure everything is in tip top shape.
Go Tankless services the Greater Toronto Area, including Newmarket, Aurora, Bradford. If you have any questions about our service area call us and we will discuss your location.
Your tankless water heater is built to last more than 20 years, ensuring that it runs smoothly and maintains its efficiency requires regular maintenance. Here are some of the services that should be completed regularly, usually at the same time your tankless is flushed.
Flush the unit
Inspect the fan
Inspect the gas manifold system
Clean the igniter and flame rod(s)
Remove and inspect the servo valves and ensure proper movement
Inspect flow sensor and check for damage
Pull the venting and inspect the exchanger for condensate damage or corrosion
A tankless does have quite a few parts but all can be fixed or replaced with great tankless service.
If you have any tankless error codes or any issues give us a call and we can help trouble shoot your system. If all else fails we can have a tankless service technician come out and diagnose your system.
Give us a call or fill out the form to the right and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Flushing your tankless is essential to maintaining its high efficiency rating. A tankless flush will remove all of the scale and lime that has built up on your heat exchanger saving you money and helping the environment. Give us a call today to schedule your next service.
Scale builds up fast inside a tankless as the water hardness of a certain area increases. Check out this chart of water hardness in cities around Southern Ontario and see how much your water heater is at risk for scale buildup.
Having a clean tankless is the most important factor in keeping your tankless at its highest efficiency level. If you have had a tankless installed already by a reputable company you will have service valves, but if you paid a bargain basement price for your tankless the contractor probably omitted the valves to save money (they can still be added to the system after the fact). These valves isolate the heat exchanger allowing it to be flushed or cleaned of lime scale, calcium, and general buildup which acts as an insulator preventing the water from absorbing heat more readily. A tankless flush with a vinegar solution will dissolve the buildup effectively reviving the factory level of efficiency.
We at Go Tankless only use food grade citric acid or food grade phosphorus acid to flush the inside of your tankless. This is a potable water system and if any contractor says they use a solution of CLR or some other highly acidic poisonous solution do not let them near your house! The last thing you want is to be introducing poisons to your drinking system.
Our tankless flushing service covers most of Southern Ontario, give us a call and we can schedule a flush for your water heater. A tankless flushing is a quick process and only takes about an hour.
Descaling your tankless is incredibly important. You purchased a high efficiency unit for a reason-Keep it that way! Lime scale may reduce your tankless’ efficiency rating by more than 3 percent per year. Have your unit flushed regularly to continue to enjoy your energy savings!
We offer tankless cleaning and flushing for only $139.
A tankless cleaning and descaling only takes around an hour but will bring your system back to its original efficiency.
Give us a call now and we can set up an appointment that’s convenient for you.