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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 that Santa Barbara County trusts 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 a variety of 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 your lifestyle. We recognize the need to weigh all of the possible options out there to find the right economic balance. We can recommend solutions for the best water heater 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 the temperature of water 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.

Water Heater Energy Consumption

Energy Efficiency

If you’re in the market for a hot water heater and have considered a more energy-efficient model, the tankless or demand-type water heater may be at the top of your list for consideration over more traditional hot water heaters that store water in a large storage tank. A traditional hot water heater has to continually heat water for a constant and often unnecessary supply, it is not considered the most energy efficient. It also requires a large storage tank that results in a larger footprint within your home or business.

Average California Household
Energy Usage
  • Appliances, Electronics, & Lighting 44% 44%
  • Space Heating 27% 27%
  • Water Heating 25% 25%
  • Air Conditioning 4% 4%
US Energy Information Administration

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For energy-efficient hot water that never runs out and saves money on your energy costs, strongly consider a tankless hot water heater system from Jerry's Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning. With the different models and brands available, we’ll help you select the perfect tankless water heater that is right for you, your family or business, and your budget. With continual improvements, tankless water heaters are constantly being improved, offering options today that were not available just a few years ago.

Jerry’s Plumbing Is Ready To Help

It’s best to calculate your hot water needs and find a system that meets your desired temperature of hot water 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 at the same time. Add up all of these factors and you’ll have a good 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 dish washers offer a booster heater that increases the temperature of the water entering the dishwasher to 140 degrees fahrenheit, the recommended temperature for cleaning and sanitizing dishes. This allows you to 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. The plumbing experts and Jerry's Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning can help guide you through the options to use water more efficiently. Call (800) 697-8875 today for a free estimate.