Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are an excellent alternative to traditional tank water heaters and are quickly gaining ground on the storage option. The advantages of a tankless system are many:

  • On-demand hot water, where and when you want and need it
  • More energy-efficient, as it only heats water when you turn on the faucet
  • Takes up less room and in most instances mounts on the wall
  • Lasts significantly longer than a storage-tank water heater

Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric can take care of your water heater repair and replacement needs, no matter whether you choose to go with or without a tank. We offer a complete line of A.O. Smith and Rheem tank models and tankless solutions by Navien. Also, with our Armstrong Service Agreement Plan (ASAP), at the Prestige and Royale Protection levels you can take advantage of our water heater buyback program. Advanced levels of ASAP also includes plumbing inspections, which can ensure you get the maintenance you need for your water heating system. 


Yes, tankless systems need maintenance, too. Even though they do not feature a large tank in which 40 or 50 gallons of water is stored, they are still affected by some of the same wear and tear issues. Whether it is a gas or electric tankless water heating system, calcium or like mineral buildup will occur. How fast it accumulates depends on the region of the country you are in and the hardness of the water, but it will need scaling (cleaning of the interior of the water heater, pipes, hookups, etc.) at some point. 

If you have a gas tankless water heater, annual maintenance is also essential in keeping the burners and vents clean and operating properly and safely. Keeping the system clean and running smoothly will keep the system running smoothly and efficiently and will save you money on energy bills. It will also extend the lifespan of the system.

Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric offers Lubbock’s best plumbing service so call us today for not only your water heater repair and replacement needs, but for any plumbing issue. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.