Many homeowners throughout San Luis and Obispo counties are opting for tankless water heaters over traditional systems because of the many benefits they provide. Whether you’re considering upgrading to a tankless system or need tankless water heater repair, you can trust our experienced technicians.
As a family-owned and operated company, we’ve become the go-to residential plumber for many homeowners in Santa Maria, CA, because we offer same-day service, fair prices, and a satisfaction guarantee.
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Santa Maria Tankless Water Heater Sales, Repair & Installation
When you have a plumbing problem, Jerry’s Plumbing & Heating has the solution. Whether industrial, commercial, or residential plumbing, we handle all types of plumbing problems for your hot water needs. We service new installations, replacements, and repairs of all types of water heaters. Call the plumbing company Santa Maria residents trust and the plumber your neighbors prefer. We’re here to help, and a hassle-free appointment is just a phone call away.
Today, there are so many water heating options. With various choices like gas, electric, tankless or instant-on, point-of-use or on-demand, and solar, there’s a definitive solution for your home, office, business, and lifestyle. We recognize the need to weigh all of the possible options out there to find the right economic balance. We can recommend the best water heater solutions based on your hot water needs like family size, consumption, allowable space, and budget.
Heating water uses a thermodynamic process or transfer of energy to increase water temperature above its initial state by using different fuel sources; the most common are gas, oil, electricity, solar, or a combination. All hot water heating systems have advantages and disadvantages. We can help you find the perfect solution to your challenging hot water heater problems.
Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater Installation
As a trusted plumbing contractor, many people ask whether it’s worth upgrading from a traditional water heater to a tankless model. And while tankless systems aren’t right for everyone, they offer several advantages.
Most homeowners want to cut costs wherever they can. And when you consider that a hot water heater comprises a significant amount of your energy budget, going tankless is an excellent way to bring your energy costs in line. Tankless water heaters are up to 24% to 34% more efficient than traditional water heaters. Experts say that the average family can save hundreds of dollars every year by switching to a tankless model.
While we’re on the subject of saving money, tankless systems provide better value because they last longer than traditional systems. Tankless water heaters indeed cost more upfront, but they can last twice as long, making them a better deal for your money.
Unlimited Hot Water
Families with high hot water demands often complain about running out of hot water too quickly. If you’re frustrated by running out of hot water, washing dishes, or taking a shower, a tankless system might be right for you. Tankless water heaters don’t rely on a storage tank, heating the water as it comes into the system, so you get an unlimited supply for as long as you need it.
If you’ve used a storage-tank water heater, you know how much space they take up. Tankless water heaters are about the size of a large suitcase and can be wall-mounted, allowing you to reclaim usable floor space.
As mentioned, tankless water heaters aren’t suitable for every application but call one of our expert technicians for a consultation if you’d like more information and discuss your options.
What’s a Point of Use Water Heater & Do You Need One?
Many people confuse point of use water heaters and tankless water heaters, but they serve different purposes. A point of use water heater is a small device you install close to the source where you need hot water, such as under a sink or shower. The benefit of these devices is that they provide hot water more quickly than what you get with traditional water heaters.
If you’re like most homeowners, you get up in the morning, turn on the shower, and wait until the water heats up. That’s because the hot water takes a few minutes to arrive from the water heater to the fixture. This is inconvenient, and it wastes water while you’re waiting for it to heat up — water you’re paying for. Installing a point of use water heater delivers immediate hot water at the source, saving you time and money.
Point of use water heaters are perfect for:
- Kitchen and bathroom sinks
- Dishwashers and washing machines
Another advantage of a point of use water heater is that they’re easy to install, and most don’t require additional plumbing. If you have a particular fixture where you have to wait a few minutes to get hot water, a point of use system will solve that problem.
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It’s best to calculate your hot water needs and find a system that meets your desired hot water temperature based on your required gallons per minute (GPM) flow rate. You can start by estimating the water usage of each fixture or water-using appliance in your home.
A reasonable guideline for water consumption is 2.5 GPM for a shower, 2.5 GPM for a washing machine running a warm water cycle, and 1.0 GPM for a sink. Please keep in mind that clothes washers do not require a minimum temperature for optimum cleaning; thus, switching to cold water cycles could help reduce your GPM requirement. Front loading washing machines use less water which means they use less hot water too.
Next, determine how many of these items are likely to be used simultaneously. Add up all of these factors, and you’ll have a reasonable estimate of your business or household’s hot water consumption needs. Another often overlooked factor is your groundwater temperature or the temperature of your municipal water entering your home. If it’s a colder temperature, it will require your tankless water heater to work even harder to heat the water to your desired temperature setting.
Try to find ways to reduce your hot water usage, like installing low-flow fixtures and showerheads, fixing leaks, and purchasing energy-efficient appliances. Newer dishwashers offer a booster heater that increases the water temperature entering the dishwasher to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the recommended temperature for cleaning and sanitizing dishes. This lets you either set your water temperature lower on your water heater or allocate less GPM towards the dish washer’s hot water usage.
To help ensure your appliances, including your tankless hot water heater, are energy efficient, look for the Energy Guide or Energy Star Label. Most Energy Star Labels are prominently featured on each energy-efficient make and model.=