Tankless Water Installation and Repair in San Francisco, CA and Beyond
Over the years, water heater technology has come a long way and there has been an increasing demand for tankless water heaters. This eco-friendly option is easy to install, and is popular because of the energy savings and long-term reliability. At Discount Plumbing Rooter Inc., we are interested in helping you make a wise investment that will all around save you money. Give us a call today to schedule a service appointment.
What's the difference between a traditional water heater and a tankless water heater?
A traditional water heater stores and preheats 30-50 gallons of water in a tank. That preheated water is used whenever someone showers, does the laundry or washes dishes. The tank then refills to be reheated once again. A tankless water heater, on the other hand, uses a heat source (electric or gas) to warm up cool water on-demand whenever you need it rather than storing hot water in a tank.
Why Is Tankless A Good Option Over Gas Tanks?
Lower Energy Costs. According to the US Department of Energy, for homes with low water usage of about 150L per day, tankless water systems can be 24% to 34% more energy efficient than storage tank systems. However, this percentage is reduced considerably when daily water usage increases above 150L.
Longer Life Span. Tankless systems will, with regular servicing, last an average of 20-30 years. That is almost double the lifespan of a gas water heater.
Space saving: Since tankless water heaters do not have large storage tanks like in the case with gas water heaters, they are ideal for homes without much space, which is very common in the Bay Area!
Continuous Supply of Hot Water: Unlike gas water heaters, tankless water heaters allow you to enjoy a continuous supply of hot water at all times.
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance: Why You Need a Professional to Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater
Routine maintenance is necessary to keep your tankless water heater functioning optimally. In fact, doing routine maintenance can help your water heater last well up to and beyond twenty years. It is recommended to get your hot water heater serviced at least once a year. If you are living in an area where you have hard water or you keep the water temperature set up high, Tankless Hot Water Heater Maintenance should be done twice a year.
It is highly advisable to hire a professional to maintain your tankless water heater. First, by hiring a certified and trained technician, you can be sure of the safety of the process from start to finish. A professional comes with the knowledge, tools, and safety gear to complete the job.
Also, a professional can handle all sorts of problems with tankless units. He will conduct a thorough inspection to determine the root of the problem. From there, he will perform the necessary steps and bring your heater back to working condition in no time.
What Is Included In Routine Maintenance?
When you call Discount Plumbing Rooter Inc. for water heater maintenance you will be getting experts with decades of experience. Here is our tankless water heater maintenance process:
Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Procedure
Flush and descale of the heat exchanger.
Clean fan and burner assembly.
Clean the air inlet thermistor.
Inspect and clean the igniter and flame sensor.
Clean the entering water filter.
Carefully inspect the vent for proper slope and check for any blockages.
Check gas pressure.
Test fire unit.
Check flow rate.
Check operating temperature.
If any issues are discovered during your maintenance visit, we will diagnose the problem and offer an honest recommendation on how to fix it.
Tankless Water Heater Brands We Service
At Discount Plumbing Rooter Inc., we can service all major brands of tankless water heaters, including, but not limited to:
And many more!
However, our “recommended” (or “preferred”) brands include Rheem, Navien, Noritz and Takagi due to quality, longevity and performance. Our professional plumber will recommend the most suitable option for your home and budget!
Frequently Asked Questions about Tankless Water Heaters
If you are planning to upgrade to a tankless water heater, you’ve probably got some questions. The team here at Discount Plumbing Rooter Inc. has the answers. We‘ve compiled a list of the frequently asked questions in an effort to address your most pressing concerns. If you still have questions after reading this, just give us a call and one of our plumbing experts will be happy to answer them all.
What is a tankless water heater? Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. They do not cause the standby energy losses that are common with storage water heaters (gas tank water heaters), thereby saving you money.
Do tankless water heaters run on gas or electricity? Both! Tankless water heaters come in both electric and gas-powered models, but the majority of them run on gas.
Why is my tankless water heater leaking? Tankless water heaters do rely on gaskets, seals, and other components that can wear out over time. Generally, an annual maintenance service will include an inspection of these components and give you the ability to have them replaced when they start to show signs of wear or failure.
Is a tankless water heater more energy-efficient than a conventional water heater? Yes, a tankless water heater is more energy-efficient than a storage water heater. This is because the water heater doesn’t need to continuously run to heat your water. Instead, your tankless water heater will only heat your water as it’s needed.
Can I use a tankless water heater with hard water? Yes. Depending on the unit you buy, you might need to have the unit serviced more frequently to have the lime flushed out.
Contact Us Today
Call Discount Plumbing Rooter Inc. for all your tankless water needs in San Francisco, CA and its surrounding areas. Our plumbers are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and have access to most recent state of the art tools and equipment. Give us a call or text us today at 650-991-7404 to schedule a service appointment.
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