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Tankless water heaters are a great option for providing hot water delivery throughout your home more efficiently than a traditional tank-based system.
With a tank-based water heater, the basic idea is to keep a ready supply of water maintained at a hot temperature so it can be distributed throughout your home. However, there are two reasons why this is an inefficient system.
When is the last time you flushed you water heater? If you're like most people, your answer is, "I'm supposed to flush my water heater?"
Because your water heater is essentially a water storage tank, while the water is being held in the tank, sediment naturally occurring in just about every source of water settles to the bottom of your tank. Over time, this sediment builds up, and can effect the normal operation of your water heater.
While there are not typically symptoms of a water heater that needs flushing, neglecting to flush you water heater regularly affects the internal components of your water heater and shortens its lifespan. It also can affect the efficiency of your water heater, requiring more energy to operate (higher costs!).
While it's still a bit wet and windy out there, we are definitely headed towards spring. With the change in seasons, it's also a good time to do a spring checkup on your home's plumbing systems.
It's better to be preventive and inspect your systems now than to wait until you need them or until something breaks or leaks. For example, right now, you're probably not using your landscape irrigation system, but two months from now, when it's hot and dry, you don't want to turn your system on, only to find out it's sprung a leak or spigots aren't working.
Here is a checklist of common items that should be inspected or serviced every spring: