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Purchasing and Maintaining Your Rheem Tankless Water Heater

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 09:43 AM

bigstock--128575520Moving into a new home in Nocatee is exciting, and can be a little hectic, too. The rest of your life does not pause for you to move, so you’re likely juggling the move, work, and other responsibilities all at once.

Additionally, with every new home typically comes an adjustment period. As you and your family familiarize yourselves with your new town and neighborhood, you are also becoming familiar with new appliances that might operate differently than the ones in your old home. This means sitting down and looking through operating manuals, reviewing warranty details, and maintenance requirements, but who has time for that?

One of the exciting features of many of the homes in this area is that they are outfitted with Rheem tankless water heaters. And this is one appliance that you will instantly appreciate. If you‘ve never had the pleasure of having a tankless water heater in your home before, there are a few things you should know that homeowners often overlook.

Saves Money and Water

Rheem tankless hot water heaters are more energy efficient than traditional water heaters. Because there is no tank to constantly keep warm, you save money on utilities with this high-efficiency heater. There are also fewer parts, which makes a tankless water heater more reliable and less prone to leaks than a water heater with a tank. A tankless system will last you almost twice as long as a traditional water heater.

You get an endless supply of hot water, meaning you never have to worry about running out of hot water mid-shower ever again. Depending on the model of water heater, you may have to wait a few seconds for hot water to stream from your faucets, but if you have a model equipped with a recirculating pump, you will have instant hot water.

Register Your Water Heater

If your home is newly built or has upgraded to a new Rheem tankless water heater, do not forget to register it. For pre-existing homes, ask the seller if they have previously registered the water heater and request information on the registration. Registering Rheem tankless water heaters right away will help prevent any hassles with your warranty in case there is a problem with your water heater. If you are not sure if your water heater has been registered or is under warranty, you can check by calling Rheem at 1-800-621-5622. You will need to have your water heater’s serial number available when you call. This 10-digit number can be found on the right side of your water heater.

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

It is a good idea to review the manual that came with your Rheem tankless water heater. This manual will explain the heater’s features, maintenance procedures and troubleshooting tips. Your water heater requires regular maintenance, including:

  • Checking and cleaning of the air intake filter
  • Visually inspecting the system for any signs of damage or leaks
  • Flushing of the heat exchanger

I recommended that you have service performed by a qualified service technician. Improper maintenance will void the heater’s warranty.

The plumbing experts at Bill Fenwick Plumbing are fully trained to service Rheem tankless water heaters. Do not chance voiding your warranty by ignoring the maintenance needs of your water heater or by attempting to service it yourself. Schedule your service appointment today.

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