Declutter the Area
No matter what type of Edmonton tankless hot water heater you own, you must always keep the area around it clean and clear. In most cases, tankless heaters are mounted on the wall. Make sure you mount it almost 18 inches above the ground level so that your heater is safe while cleaning the room. Make sure you don’t store anything, especially flammable items such as gasoline or fuel cans, above or near the heater. Crowding the space around the heater can result in over-heating of the water heater.
Adjust the Thermostat
Your water will be too hot if the thermostat is set incorrectly. Excessive hot water and incorrect thermostat setting can even lead to scalding or bursting of the tank. Check your water heater every month to see the thermostat position. Make sure you set it between 45°-50°C so that your heater can safely run at the optimal temperature to produce hot water for most purposes. If you notice that your thermostat is already set at these temperatures, but you still obtain too hot water, your thermostat might be faulty. Replace the thermostat immediately to keep your heater safe.
Flush the Heater
Flushing the heater isn’t only meant for storage type heaters. Minerals and sediments can build up inside your tank's heating chamber and ruin them. These buildups can also increase the water temperature and result in tank bursts. De-scale your tankless water heater every 10-12 months. You can de-scale the water heater with white vinegar instead of any chemical. You might use hot water for drinking or bathing purposes, and chemical cleaners can be harmful to your health. Hence, avoid using any chemical cleaners.
With these three safety measures done, you can ensure complete safety of your Edmonton tankless hot water heater. Water heater breakdown can be a nightmare this winter hence, keep it at its best always. Call our water heater experts if you are facing any issues with your water heater. No matter what the problem is with your water heater, our professionals will help you in troubleshooting your Edmonton tankless hot water heater.