Tankless water heaters are a great option for your home hot water needs. Tankless water heaters provide unlimited hot water, efficiently and on demand. For the most part, tankless water heaters require very little maintenance, but here in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho our water can be quite hard. When you turn on a faucet a flow switch inside the tankless water heater detects a call for hot water and instantly fires up a burner which heats the water as it flows through a heat exchanger. The mineral in the water slowly builds up inside the heat exchanger, clogs the pipes inside the heat exchanger and affects flow. Tankless water heaters here in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho require the heat exchanger to be cleaned, on average, once a year. Lines are connected to the inlet and outlet valves on the tankless water heater and a solution is pumped through the heat exchanger to clean it. After about an hour and a half, all mineral build up is washed away and the unit is ready to be used again. Cleaning the heat exchanger once a year is important to maintain your tankless water heater and helps keep your unit running efficiently. Call to schedule a tankless water heater heat exchanger cleaning.