Posted by Eccotemp Systems LLC on 18th Feb 2016
Every manufacturer of tankless water heaters recommends regular cleaning and maintenance, and flushing if necessary. Due to the hard water, especially from the well, the heater might develop lime and mineral deposits on heater's elements. Sediment build-up is especially dangerous in narrow water passages as it might clog the element and prevent further normal heating operation.
One of the most important elements is the heat exchanger, which has those narrow water passages. Flushing tankless water heaters whose heat exchangers are blocked by the lime scale is very important and must be done before something happens.
If you don't flush the water heater, the heat exchanger can be damaged as not enough water will pass through and cool it down. Any damage which is related to lime scale build-up is not covered by the warranty.
As said, flushing tankless water heaters is not complicated, and once done properly you have to reset the fault code by resetting the power. Here are the step by step instructions (I will consider that isolation or service valves are installed):
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