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Tankless Water Heaters in North County

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Your water heater is one of the more underappreciated appliances you have in your home, and yet problems with it can cause a major headache. You depend on your water heater every day, so there’s never a good time for it to break.

Even the most reliable water heater will need to be replaced about every eight to 10 years, and every replacement is yet another inconvenient but necessary expense.

But what if there was a way you could get a longer-lasting water heater that also eliminates a number of the downsides of tank-style technology? Upgrade to a tankless water heater system, and you can have these benefits and more!

Interested in upgrading to a tankless water heater in your Vista home?

Contact the experts at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air today!

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The tankless water heater system is one of the most popular and revolutionary plumbing upgrades available to homeowners in recent years. As the name implies, there’s no tank of water, which means you won’t have to worry about a large volume of water sitting in your home or garage waiting to eventually spring a leak. Instead, a tankless water heater only heats the water when you need it, on demand, drastically reducing the risk of leaking.

With proper care and maintenance, your tankless water heater could last up to twice as long as a tank-style heater. Plus, because these systems heat the water as you need it, you’ll never run out of hot water or have to wait for your tank to refill or reheat ever again! All that means you get extra savings on your water and energy bills and more money in your pocket.

Some people are understandably hesitant to make the switch to a tankless water heater system — it’s different from the traditional water heaters they’ve always known, and there is a more substantial price tag than simply buying another tank-style heater. However, making the switch to tankless can prove to be by far one of the best decisions you’ve made for your home, both financially and in terms of quality of life.

With a tankless water heater, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • Improved safety – Because tankless water heaters don’t keep or heat a tank of hot water, they are less prone to leaks. This means you don’t have to worry about the possibilities of a bursting tank.
  • Space-saving – What would you do with all the extra space you had if you didn’t have to keep a giant tank of hot water in your home? Tankless water heaters are wall-mounted and use only a small fraction of the space.
  • Long-lasting – A tankless water heater can last indefinitely, so long as you maintain and repair it. It could very well be the last water heater you ever have to buy for as long as you own your home!

When it comes to correctly sizing and selecting a new tankless water heater for your North County-area home, Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air has the expertise to get your new system up and running quickly and efficiently. We can help with every step in the process of choosing and installing your new tankless unit. Our trusted team will work diligently with you to determine your precise hot water needs and will offer helpful advice and recommendations, keeping your family’s budget top of mind. We can help you determine your best options for a new tankless water heater, as well as the ideal location for installation.

Once your model and location are determined, we’ll complete flawless installation or replacement services, including:

  • Hooking up all lines and major components in your home
  • Testing your new system to ensure optimal operation
  • Wearing shoe covers and using dropcloths to protect your home
  • Cleaning up after ourselves when installation is complete
  • Hauling off your old water heater for your convenience

Ready to upgrade your Encinitas home’s water heater to a sleek, tankless style system? Call our friendly team of local professionals today at 760-295-5014 or schedule your installation or replacement services online!

While tankless water heaters have an optimal service life, after years of use, there may come a time when repairs are necessary. Whenever that time comes, you can trust the team at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air to service your tankless system. For quality diagnostic service and first-class repair solutions, trust your local professionals!

We have vast experience identifying and fixing all kinds of tankless water heater problems, such as:

  • Water that’s too hot or cold
  • Water pressure issues
  • Pilot light and burner problems
  • Electrical issues
  • Ignition failures
  • Exhaust blockages
  • Corrosion

Whatever tankless water heater repairs you may need, the team at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air is committed to solving them for you quickly and affordably.

Call 760-295-5014 to schedule your tankless water heater repairs in Carlsbad or Oceanside, or conveniently schedule your services online today!

If you’re the type of homeowner who likes to stay ahead of costly repairs and replacements through preventive maintenance, good for you! Proactively taking care of your tankless water heater with routine maintenance is the best way to:

  • Protect your investment in your water heating system
  • Keep your tankless water heater operating at peak efficiency
  • Get the longest service life possible out of your system

Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air offers comprehensive tankless water heater maintenance services to guarantee that your system will continue working efficiently and effectively for as long as possible — saving you money in the long run on expensive repairs and replacement services. Our team will thoroughly:

  • Check electrical connections and tighten things up as needed
  • Rid your system of buildup by descaling your water heater
  • Check and calibrate your thermostat
  • Inspect and test your system’s safety controls

If it’s been more than a year since your tankless water heater received preventive maintenance and tune-up services, call our friendly team at 760-295-5014 to schedule a maintenance appointment today!

At Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air, we know tankless water heaters inside and out. We work with you to recommend units that fit perfectly to your North County home, including one that can handle your hot water demands. We want you to be completely satisfied with your decision to upgrade, and that’s why you should call a team with a long history of doing things right.

Call 760-295-5014 to schedule a consultation about switching to tankless water heaters. Ask us about our VIP Comfort Club for savings on service and repairs, an annual whole-house plumbing inspection, and more!

Is tankless hot water really endless?

With a tankless water heater, you still have a maximum capacity based on the size of your water heater, but instead of having a fixed tank that empties and then needs to be recharged, you have a limit on how much water it can heat quickly enough to be satisfactory.

If you’re running a single source of water, such as a shower, and your unit is big enough to make that water hot enough, you can run that shower without hot water interruption. Your unit might be big enough for two fixtures or a fixture and an appliance at the same time — but if you go past your limit, the hot water won’t run out.

The further past the limit of your system, the cooler everyone’s water will be, going from hot to warm to lukewarm. We’ll help size your unit for your maximum hot water usage to avoid this problem.

Do I need a water softener with a tankless water heater?

While a tankless water heater can perform fine with regular descaling, much like a traditional water heater, a softening system or even a full water filtration system will better resolve your hard water issues.

The primary source of wear and tear and wasted energy in a tankless water heater is scale buildup on the elements. Softening your water will substantially reduce the problems you might face due to scale buildup and will reduce your maintenance needs.

How much energy can I save using a tankless water heater?

When you switch from a storage tank to a tankless system, your energy savings depend on:

  • Your hot water usage
  • How efficient your current model is
  • How efficient your new unit it

Users report efficiency improvements of 69% or more at the upper end.

If you’re using hot water constantly throughout the day and never letting your traditional water heater sit on hot water, you’re wasting far less heat than most. The average consumer only really uses hot water for an hour or less total in a day between showers, cleaning, cooking, etc. combined.

We have extensive experience in the home comfort field and we are prepared to provide you with any assistance you may require.

Reach out to a Team Member Today!

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