Tankless Water Heater Installation
Are you tired of running out of hot water? Avoid that problem with our compact and ultra-efficient tankless water heater installation. These units last twice as long and they heat water as you need it. At Sacramento Plumbing Solutions we only install high-quality tankless water heaters and efficient conventional water heaters because we believe in being energy efficient.
When you need a new tankless water heater schedule your free installation inspection by calling us or filling out our online contact form now.
What is a tankless water heater?
Tankless water heaters are water heaters that heat water instantly as it flows through the unit to the hot water tap in your home or business. They are compact, efficient, and can raise the value of your structure. Tankless water heaters do not hold large amounts of water in a storage tank like in traditional water heaters. Only a small amount of H2O is stored in the heat exchanger coil so you avoid heating water that is being unused at the moment.
Tankless water heaters are also known as:
We install, repair, and maintain all types of tankless water heaters including gas and electric units. During our tankless water heater installation, we can use your existing power and gas lines or install new pipes all around. We are an expert Sacramento plumber that specializes in tankless water systems.
Tankless vs Normal Water Heaters
Normal storage tank water heaters are the most common but not always the most beneficial. A normal water heater can be easy to install and more affordable. A normal water heater heats up a high volume of water and maintains the temperature using a constant flow of energy (power or gas). The downside to a large tank is the amount of space it requires. An old tank water heater could cost you hundreds to replace whereas a tankless water heater may cost thousands for a new install.
The three most common water heater sizes are below:
- 30 gallon
- 50 gallon
- 60 gallon
A gas tankless water heater uses a heat exchanger to rapidly bring water up to temperature so you aren’t wasting energy. It takes up less space and lasts twice as long. Converting to tankless from the storage tank water heater is not an easy swap. It will require a plumbing retrofit and you may possibly need to upgrade to your power service and/or gas lines to increase your capacity.
If you need a water heater installed or want more information about the benefits of using tankless versus traditional water heaters, call us today.
Gas vs Electric Tankless Water Heaters
Electric tankless water heaters cost significantly less than their gas counterparts. There are benefits to each model and important considerations that should be top of mind when deciding what style is best for your home. For example, when installing a gas tankless water heater, it peaks at about 80-85% while an electric unit operates around 98% or above. Additionally, natural gas is typically cheaper than electricity per BTU of power output. The fuel cost-benefit is generally outweighed by the greater efficiency of the electric tankless water heater, extended service life, and cheaper installation.
Gas tankless water heaters have complex combustion venting and air supply requirements. Accommodating these requirements is more challenging especially in confined spaces. It is not uncommon to install new ducts and gas lines when installing a new gas unit, which also affects the overall price. Electric is about 1/3 of the size of their gas counterparts which means the need for venting is eliminated. Additionally, because of their smaller size, they can be installed in more places.
Improve Energy Efficiency with Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are up to 14% more energy-efficient for households that use roughly 86 gallons daily. Installing a new tankless heater saves the average household over $100 annually. Depending on your flow rate, water temperature, and daily consumption, a tankless water heater can increase your energy savings by up to 27-50%.
Sacramento Tankless Hot Water Heater Installation & Replacement Services
When you are ready for a tankless water heater upgrade in Sacramento CA, Elk Grove, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, we can help. We offer free consultations and we know how to produce hot water at a lower cost. We repair water heaters fast and efficient. Our plumbers are friendly, reliable, and respected all throughout Sacramento. Let our team of expert plumbers help you make an informed decision today. If you are concerned with energy usage, energy-saving, or just want a new water system, call us today.