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Tankless Water Heater Service and Replacement

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Tankless Water Heater Service & Installation in San Diego and Riverside

Imagine never running out of hot water – that is possible with tankless water heaters.  Gaining popularity in and around San Diego since the late 1990s this “new” technology was common in Europe and Japan a decade sooner. Sometimes called “instant” heaters, tankless water heaters are also known for their energy cost savings. Hometown Plumbing provides affordable tankless water heater services to all San Diego, Riverside, and surrounding areas. Schedule an appointment today.

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Tankless Water Heater Technology

A gas burner or electric resistance elements heat up a large tank (typically 40 gallons or more) and keep it hot until you are ready to use it.  The burner cannot keep up, so if you use too much you run out of hot water and have to wait for the heater to recover.

Tankless technologies use a burner with a high-performance heat exchanger or an electric element matched to a flow rate (typically 3-10 gpm, gallons per minute) and heat only the water you use, as you use it.  Today’s showerheads use some 2-3 gpm, so you never run out of hot water.  Commercial installations can bank multiple units for just about any flow rate needed.  Without the need for the big tank, these designs are also extremely compact.

Both gas and electric models are available, and they can be sized for a whole house or a single point of use.

Electric units do not require venting and their small size means they can be installed right where you need hot water.  You will get it nearly instantly, without wasting time and water. Also, it results in up to 30% in energy savings.

As with tank water heaters, gas models cost less to operate, but they require an exhaust flue and often need an upgrade to a larger gas line. That is why they are most commonly used as whole-house heaters.  Energy savings can be as high as 30-40%, and hybrid models with a small tank can achieve an amazing 95% efficiency.

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Tankless Water Heater Benefits

The on-demand designs are not truly instant, but delivery is a matter of seconds if they are installed in a kitchen or bath.  The total installed cost is much higher than traditional storage tank designs and the energy costs savings may not make up for the difference.  But if you qualify for federal tax credits or other incentives the balance could swing strongly in your favor.

Let’s summarize the clear benefits of tankless over tank types:

  • Heating Ability – When properly sized, will provide you with the continuous non-stop hot water.
  • Energy Efficiency – A big tank continuously loses heat, no matter how much insulation it has.
  • Life Cycle Cost – Annual maintenance is important to keep scale deposits under control.  But you can expect a 20 year lifetime (versus 8-15 years for standard designs), with warranties to match.
  • Safety – There is no tank that could suddenly burst and flood.
  • Space Saving – Reclaim some garage or utility closet space.

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What People Say About Hometown Plumbing

I would love to appreciate the Hometown Restoration team for their prompt service and quick arrival in a dire moment. My husband and I had a minute leak caused by our dishwasher when we got back from vacation. Gladly, they helped us mobilize the Insurance Company. The team did a great job of getting our house cleaned out and put back together in a timely manner. All their Employees were positive and understanding of our situation and seemed to really care about our needs above all else.

Goodness, gracious! I thought I had written a review in the past, but right now, I feel differently. This is the most effective and spot-on company that my husband and I have ever dealt with. We had an intense leak on our slab, and it caused extensive water damage by nightfall with their dryers, humidifiers, and blowers. They responded to all my probing and helped me pick up your phone calls, our texts, and this is simply amazing. If you have any type of water damage, save yourself the stress, and use this company.

Hometown Restoration was a lifesaver. We had a huge water leak above our kitchen that flooded our downstairs. Hometown quickly came out and helped us get a plan for how to deal with the damages. They packed our belongings into a pod, removed the destroyed cabinets, and dried everything out. They helped coordinate with our plumber and insurance adjuster to make sure everything was handled. I strongly recommend Hometown Restoration if you have water damage in your home.

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Why Choose Hometown Plumbing

Our residential and commercial tankless water heater experts are ready to properly size and install a make and model that corresponds to your needs.  We use only quality manufacturers and guarantee our workmanship 100%.  We also maintain and repair tankless models as part of our full water heater repair services.  Whether for existing buildings, remodeling, or new construction our experience includes single-family homes, condominiums, apartments, and commercial buildings.