An electric water heater is very easy to install. However, if installed wrongly, the water heater can cause a lot of issue during operations, leading to poor heating and even short circuit. If you have ordered a tankless water heater for your house, here are few things you must note while the engineer/technician installs the components.
1. The components and spare parts
The tankless water heaters, as the name suggests, do not have any water storage facility. However, the enclosing cylinder itself could be as big as a tank.
In order to supervise the installation process, here are some important parts that you must be aware of.
The main body of the tankless water heater houses the heat exchanger inside it. It is a copper heat pipe network that transfers the heat to the cold water, when they come in contact with each other. The tankless water heater heats the water by conduction or gas flame burning.
Also called as the thermostat, the temperature sensor is an electronic device that automates the temperature by controlling the pressure valve. It is usually a knob system, but latest models of tankless water heaters also feature digital consoles with push button and voice-controlled modules.
-Oil burner nozzles
The part that sprays the oil for ignition is called a nozzle.
If the temperature you desired is too hot for comfort, you can open the cold water bypass. The thermostat automatically adjusts the valve and the cold water supply as per your new requirement. The temperature can be raised accordingly.
The Printed Circuit Board is the CPU of the tankless water heater. It controls the working of the combustion fan, ignition rod, and the temperature sensors. The PCB also provides the current status of the heater, like “On”, “Idle”, “Off”, and “Rebooting”.
Some latest tankless water heaters have pre-defined instructions to alert the user on preventive maintenance, and breakdown messages, without losing the console power. In case of low power, the PCB automatically shuts down the system, with a message on the console.
2. Water conditioning system
If you live in an area where the water is hard and contains lot of sediments, you might want to add an extra system—the Water Conditioner.
The water conditioning process is a smart filtration process that lets out only purified water for use. Use of Water Conditioner System prolongs the life of the tankless water heaters, as it removes the salts, minerals and biological contaminants from the water effectively.
The system is a series of netted filters, magnetic and electric barriers and chemical layers to remove all kinds of contaminants. The installation requires 2 extra hours. Some tankless water heaters offer inbuilt Water Conditioner systems as well.
3. Fitting and plumbing basics
The fitting is done by a combination of soldering and riveting at various places. HVAC contractors offer neat and clean service when it comes to plumbing. No breaking of tile walls is involved during the tankless water heater installation.