Tankless Water Heaters
If you’re tired of empty hot water tanks and seemingly endless waits while your shower warms up, our compact, ultra-efficient tankless water heaters are the choice for your next water heater installation.
When you install one of these units, you’ll enjoy the luxury of on-demand hot water with surprising energy savings month after month over twice the lifetime of a conventional water heater.
When the time comes for your tankless water heater installation, call Sacramento Plumbing Solutions to schedule a free installation estimate. We guarantee our high-quality tankless water heaters and customer service will be one of your best home investments to date.
Call us today at (916) 275-4716 to schedule a service.
Tankless Water Heaters Explained
As the name implies, tankless water heaters are energy-efficient water heating appliances that warm water instantaneously without the need for a large storage tank. As cold water flows through the unit, the built-in heat exchanger warms the water using either an electric or natural gas burner resulting in an endless supply of hot water without concern for an empty storage tank.
Electric Tankless Water Heaters
Electric tankless water heaters are an excellent choice for homeowners seeking a safe, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient alternative to conventional hot water tanks. They peak at 99% energy efficiency, making them one of the most efficient water heating solutions available. Electric tankless water heaters are compact and easy to install in various locations throughout your home. Once installed, they require very little maintenance throughout their 20+ year lifespan.
Gas Tankless Water Heaters
Gas tankless water heaters are an excellent choice for homeowners with large families and high water demands. They’re also perfect for older homes with less sophisticated electrical systems. Gas tankless water heaters peak between 80-85% efficiency but provide a higher flow rate than electric tankless water heaters. If you choose a gas tankless water heater, speak with your plumber about scheduling routine maintenance to ensure your water heater’s safety and lifespan.
The Tankless Difference
The popularity of tankless water heaters is snowballing with no stop in sight, and for a good reason. Once you’ve installed a tankless water heater in your home, you’ll understand why they are so popular as you experience the immediate benefits of this innovative water heating system. Some of the most significant benefits include:
Superior Energy Efficiency
Tankless water heaters are significantly more energy-efficient compared to hot water tanks for one simple reason, the heating element. When a hot water tank fills, the heating element must remain lit to keep the water hot until it’s needed, which means you’re constantly spending money to keep your water hot. On the other hand, tankless water heaters only utilize the heat exchanger when hot water is needed. This means your home is saving energy and up to $100 annually in energy costs, making tankless water heaters anywhere between 8-34% more efficient than hot water tanks.
On-Demand Hot Water
While it’s always great to save money and benefit the environment, the benefit of tankless hot water heats that homeowners cherish the most is that these heaters never run out of hot water. Gone are the days of having to coordinate shower times, laundry loads, and dishwashing based on an empty storage tank.
As if energy savings and limitless hot water weren’t enough, tankless water heaters also last significantly longer than water heater tanks. The average lifespan of a storage tank is between 10-15 years; during their lifetime, they require regular maintenance or risk becoming a serious safety concern. In contrast, tankless water heaters require minimum maintenance with lifespans of 20 years or more. So while the initial investment is marginally more expensive, the lifetime savings certainly compensate for the price difference.
Types of Water Heaters
|Water Heater Type||Storage||Tankless||Heat Pump|
|A storage water heater holds a reservoir of hot water and operates by releasing hot water from the top of the tank when you turn on the hot water tap. Cold water fills the bottom of the tank after use.||Tankless water heaters are energy-efficient water heating appliances that warm water instantaneously without the need for a large storage tank. As cold water flows through the unit, the built-in heat exchanger warms the water using either an electric or natural gas burner resulting in an endless supply of hot water without concern for an empty storage tank.||Heat pump water heaters use a compressor to transfer heat from the surrounding environment to warm the water within a storage tank. If the surrounding environment becomes too cold, most systems include a backup heating element that will act similar to a hot water tank.|
|Pros||- Lower purchase cost.
- Allows for simultaneous, multiples uses of hot water.
|- Superior energy efficiency, 8%-34% more efficient than storage water heaters with up to $100 annual savings.
- On-demand hot water
- Impressive 20+ year lifespan.
|- Ultimate energy-efficiency
- Impressive ROI, savings, and rebates
- All-in-one heating and cooling system integration
|Cons||- Standby heat loss can occur, wasting energy even when a hot water tap isn't running.-||- Higher initial cost.
- Hot water output limited to about 2-5 gallons per minute; multiple heaters may be needed if hot water demand is high.
|- Can only be installed in locations that remain in the 40–90 degrees Farenheit range year-round.
- Require at least 1,000 cubic feet of air space around the water heater.
Sacramento Tankless Water Heater Services
When you’re ready to begin enjoying the tankless lifestyle, Sacramento Plumbing Solutions is here to help you determine the best tankless solution based on your home plumbing. We’ll install a high-quality tankless water heater at a competitive price. Throughout the lifetime of your heater, we’ll happily perform the minimal routine maintenance required and address any unlikely repairs if needed. Additionally, we guarantee all our installation, maintenance, and repair services, so you can rest easy knowing all your water heater needs are covered. Call Sacramento Plumbing Solutions to get started today with a free plumbing estimate.
Tankless Water Heater FAQs
Can I install a tankless water heater if my home uses hard water?
Yes, absolutely. If your home utilizes hard water, you can still enjoy a tankless water heater. However, we recommend performing more routine maintenance to ensure the lifespan and efficiency of the heater.
Can I install a tankless water heater myself?
While homeowners with the technical know-how could install their tankless water heater, we highly recommend hiring a professional plumber to complete the job. Installing a tankless water heater can be a complicated process requiring expert diligence to correctly get the job done the first time.
Can a tankless water heater rupture and flood my home like a hot water tank?
No! Because tankless water heaters don’t have a storage tank, there’s no need for concern about ruptures or flooding. There is a slight chance that your tankless water heater could leak water throughout its lifetime so we recommend keeping an eye out for any pooling water and suggest turning off your home’s water inlet if you plan to be gone for an extended period.