Tankless Water Heater Repair
Your Local Neighborhood Plumber provides installation and repair of tankless water heaters for your home or complex. In fact, we are specialists in all types and models of water heaters.
Tankless water heaters are heated by gas or electricity, depending on the model type, and only heat water as it is used, making it much more efficient on your water and heating or electricity use. According to ConsumerReports.org, tankless water heaters are on average 22 percent more efficient than gas-fired storage-tank models. Tankless water heaters are much smaller than old-style large tanks, and are usually built upon walls– not only are they more economical with energy, but also with space.
Tankless Water Heater Repair and/or Installation in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley
If you have considered making the switch to a tankless heater, our technicians can help you with installation and proper water lining to make sure your new unit is running at top efficiency. If you already have a tankless system and are in need of repairs, don’t hesitate to give us a call– our technicians are finely trained on the ins-and-outs of any model tankless system and the dynamics of the surrounding lines. We can provide quick, competitive estimates and great service. All you have to do is give us a call or fill out the form on this page and your Local Neighborhood Plumber will provide you with quick and courteous service.
By our own admission, tankless water heaters may not be for everyone. Yes, they are more green and energy-efficient, but they are a bit more expensive than regular water tank heaters. We sort of equate it to purchasing solar panels– it could save you money in the long run, but it takes a bit of time to break even on your investment.
We have replacement units on hand in order to handle your emergency plumbing needs in quick order.
According to Energy.gov, tankless water heaters can save homeowners anywhere from 20% to 40+% in consumption. If your Los Angeles home consumes 41 gallons or less of hot water per day (which is a reasonable amount), tankless water heaters can be 24%–34% better in terms of energy efficiency as opposed to typical storage tank water heaters. If your hot water consumption is higher than the savings are lower, about 8%–14% energy efficiency, as long as your daily water usage is about 86 gallons. If you really want to maximize savings then you can save up to 27%–50% if you install a tankless water heater at each hot water outlet. Without a doubt, tankless water heater repair is in high demand as homeowners want to maximize its usage. But what if it's time to replace your tankless water heaters?
Replacing Tankless Water Heaters
When it's time, it's time. Luckily, Local Service Pros Plumbing does exactly that. So, how do you know its time to replace your tankless water heaters? There are a few tell-tale signs.
THE AGE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT
You may be wondering, "how long do they last?" Well, the truth is that it can vary quite a bit but a good rule of thumb is about 15 to 20 years. Once you pass the 20 year mark tankless water heater repair no longer becomes an option typically. At least by our recommendation. The declines past the 20 year marks are steep and aggressive. Neglected tanks can lead to serious problems that can be both dangerous and expensive.
HEATING BILLS CONTINUE TO RISE
Using hot water in your home is the largest contributor for your energy consumption in your home in terms of heating. As efficiency drops, bills go up. Repair is an option that push back a complete replacement but the truth is that at some point you have to consider the cost of higher bills due to the age and/or condition of the tankless water heater as opposed to replacing it.
You shouldn’t see rust or corrosion on your water heater until it is well into a few decades of age. Seeing corrosion, for example, can be a sign that replacement is the more optimal choice over repair.
REDDISH COLOR IN WATER
Going with the previous point, a reddish color in your hot water can be an indicator that the inside of the tank has both rust and/or corrosion. Tankless water heaters are sturdy. But after a certain point, options become limited in terms of repair.
SPEAKING OF REPAIRS
As soon as you have to repair it more than twice a year, it's time to replace it as no normal operating water heater needs more than that if at all. As you begin to extend its life with repair after repair, and paying higher bills - the added money eventually exceeds the cost of buying a new one. Plus, if you take into account the cost of the risks that bear when you don't repair it correctly or replace it... the decision becomes pretty obvious and easy. If money is an issue, your local neighborhood plumber LSP offers financing for your water heater needs.