It's Never a Bad Time to Flush Your Water Heater
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Did you know that mineral deposits may build up inside your water heater over time? This could cause a clog within the unit and may prevent normal heating activity. Your hot water could also fluctuate and overheat the system, impacting its efficiency.

Whether you use a traditional or a tankless water heater, you need to keep an eye out for mineral buildup inside your water heater. Hard water (in contrast with soft water) is water with high mineral content, and the harder your water, the higher the potential for damaging mineral buildup. Calcium and Magnesium are the two minerals that most often cause scaly buildup, and this can impair the function of your water heater if you don't address it.

If you own a tankless water heater or are upgrading from a traditional tank water heater to tankless, it is also important to check the water filter in your water heater, especially if you have well water. Tank water heaters do not have to be cleaned as often, if ever, but tankless water heaters require more care for long-lasting life.

Well water can cause a quicker buildup of debris in your tankless water heater making it difficult for water to travel through the long, narrow path to the heat exchanger. If you are not regularly checking your water filter, debris can become trapped in this long path if not stopped by your water filter.

To avoid damage, flush your water heater every six months with our Eccotemp EZ-Flush System Descaler Cleaning Kit. You can also use a water softener to slow the buildup.


If you do not have the hookups to clean your water heater you need a valve bypass kit to assist with the cleaning process.


To give you an idea of how the EZ-Flush Descaler System Kit works, please see the video below.

***Taking care of your EZ-Flush Kit is also as important as taking care of your tankless water heater. After each use, please make sure to rinse off the EZ- Flush Kit from any descaler solution residue with plain water then let it dry thoroughly before putting it into storage.

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