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Tankless Water Heater Services

We pride ourselves on being up on the latest technologies. Tankless water heaters are among these and we can help any homeowner benefit. A small form factor compared to traditional tank models is just one advantage. Your conventional unit is likely storing gallons of water you’re not using while wasting precious energy keeping it warm. Our technicians are trained to install, repair, and maintain tankless models and can make it worthwhile for you to switch now.

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Choosing the Right Tankless Water Heater

Determining what size tankless water heater you’ll need is important. A heater that’s too small won’t adequately meet your home’s hot-water needs while having a heater that’s too large is an unnecessary cost. How much water will you need during peak demand — when the dishwasher is running, while taking a shower and a load of laundry is washing? How much incoming water will need to be heated to take care of the demand?

There are two things to consider before making your purchase: flow rate, that is, the water measured in gallons per minute (GPM) for a fixture or appliance, and temperature rise, which is the difference between the groundwater temperature and the desired hot water outlet temperature.

Tankless Water Heaters Installation

Our technicians are always courteous, clean and honest. If we feel that your water heater is beyond repair, or that it would be more cost-effective for you to replace it, we will be happy to sit down with you to discuss the options.

Most homes in America have conventional hot water heaters. These water heaters have a large tank that heats the water using fuel like propane, natural gas or electricity. They generally hold 20-80 gallons of water at a time. This means that this large amount of water takes a lot of time to heat up, and it is not as energy efficient as other types of water heaters. However, it is a simple way to heat water for your home.

Advantages Of Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are the future. They’re more efficient than conventional ones and there’s no need for waste storage, which means they can be smaller in size or even operate without any human intervention at all! There are many other advantages of tankless vs. conventional water heaters. Many of these can be realized rather quickly and include:

  • Monthly Cost Savings: Although upfront installation costs for tankless heaters tend to be more, higher efficiency means less energy will be wasted, and your utility bills will be lower. This means you should eventually see a return on investment for your purchase as tankless models tend to save money over time.
  • Space Saving: There is no tank, so the system generally consists of the water lines, a heating element, gas or electric lines, and a few electronics. It may be small enough to be tucked away in a closet, leaving more room for storage.
  • Clean Water: Since water is not stored over time in the tank, there’s no risk of bacteria growing and festering. Water is heated as it is delivered to the tap. A tank-based water heater holds an enormous amount of water until it’s needed, which is inefficient in terms of water/electricity use and safety.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Less water and electricity are consumed, which is better for the environment. Tankless water heaters are also more durable, so you aren’t likely to throw one away to send to a landfill anytime soon.
  • Options: Some tankless models use natural gas to heat up water; they work more quickly making them good for homes with greater demand. Electric models are also available. If going electric, make sure your electrical system is up to date or upgrade it if necessary.
  • Tax Relief: A federal tax credit saved homeowners hundreds of dollars for installing a tankless water heater. You can also receive a tax credit from your gas company. SoCalGas offers a $200 rebate for ENERGY STAR-certified units with an Energy Factor of 0.90 or higher.
  • Leak-Resistant: The traditional water heater is sometimes known to leak with age. Leakage is still possible with tankless water heaters but since there is no tank, there is no worry of having 50 gallons of water leak into your garage.

Tankless Water Heater Annual Maintenance

To keep your tankless water heater running like new, you can do some things yourself, such as cleaning the air and water filters in-line, but an annual maintenance visit is highly recommended. Hard water (meaning it has a higher mineral content) causes a buildup of scale that can damage the heating elements. So call our professionals to make sure it runs efficiently and effectively for years to come.

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