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Water Heater Services in North County

Water Heater Experts Serving Vista, Carlsbad, Oceanside & Beyond

As with just about any other appliance in your home, your water heater has a limited life span. But unlike those other appliances, a worn-out water heater could put your entire home at risk of some serious damage. An old water heater could spring a leak that floods your home, causes wood rot, or even destroys your prized possessions.

Likewise, an aging water heater usually burns an excessive amount of energy, which also burns a lot of additional money from your household budget. None of these are fun to deal with, but our Carlsbad plumbers at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air will do everything in our power to make the process of getting a new traditional or tankless water heater as stress-free and simple as possible.

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When you need a new water heater installed, you can depend on the experts from Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air! We understand the stress of a water heater issue and the urgency with which these problems need to be solved, which is why we respond quickly and get your new water heater installed and working as soon as possible. Since opening our doors in 2002, we’ve built a reputation around reliability. We’re proud to be able to outfit homes of any size with a new water heater that’s safe and efficient for your complete satisfaction. We even offer financing options for your convenience.

Our water heater experts can assist with installation, replacement, and repair to ensure your comfort.

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Is your water heater broken? Is it sluggish to refill or slow to heat up? We can fix both of these issues and more. Our friendly and experienced plumbers will uncover exactly what’s going on with your heater and then recommend the best solution to get it working again as quickly as possible.

We can fix a variety of issues with your water heater, including:

  • Bad heating elements
  • Faulty gas burners
  • Faulty pilot lights
  • Broken exhaust systems
  • Faulty temperature and pressure relief valves

Whatever your water heater’s problem may be, our team of experts can provide comprehensive water heater repairs for your North County home.

If your water heater’s tank has sprung a leak, or your heater is starting to show significant signs of aging, then you’ll want to replace it as soon as possible. A new water heater will be more energy-efficient, reliable, and durable than your previous model, making it a valuable investment in your home. Additionally, with the average life span of a tank-style water heater being around eight years or so, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to have your water heater replaced. We make the replacement process easy — we work with you to choose the perfect new water heater and then make sure the installation process is seamless and as quick as possible.

While heating elements can be replaced and gas lines repaired, the most common problem with water heaters by far is a leak in the tank, and these are almost impossible to fix economically. The average water heater generally has a life span of around eight to 10 years, so if your tank is approaching this age, you may want to start preparing to replace it.

You may need a new water heater if you have any of the following problems:

  • Your tank is starting to leak
  • Your tank seems to run out of hot water frequently
  • Your tank makes a ton of noise while reheating
  • Your tank doesn’t produce any hot water at all

Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air believes in doing right by our customers in every aspect of our business. That means offering you quality products that are reliable and long-lasting, offering you friendly and knowledgeable services, and being ready to help you when you need it. Whatever your water heater needs may be, we help you make the best choice for your home. Learn more about our VIP Comfort Club, which provides you with a free annual whole-home plumbing inspection, service discounts, and more.

If you’re looking for top-rated industry experts in North County, CA, look no further than the knowledgeable team at Sherlock. We are committed to providing all of our customers with unmatched service and upfront pricing, backing each job with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. We understand how inconvenient home maintenance issues can be, and when your water heater isn’t performing properly, it takes a toll on the whole household. Let Sherlock get your water heater in working order quickly and affordably, so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of your home!

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters

The professionals at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air have installed, replaced, and repaired countless water heaters for homeowners throughout North County. Our friendly and knowledgeable team feels like it has seen and heard it all, which is why we thought it might be helpful to compile some of the most common questions we receive from homeowners like you.

With the proper maintenance and care, your tank-style water heater should last approximately eight to 12 years, while more modern, tankless water heaters can last upward of 20 years. While these numbers vary based on the location and demand placed on your unit, along with the quality of your water heater’s installation, Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air regularly performs comprehensive water heater maintenance to ensure you get the longest service life possible from your unit. We can even perform installations, maintenance, and repairs on tankless water heaters for your North County home!

Standard, tank-style water heaters are comprised of large tanks that hold up to 100 gallons of water. The water heater stores the water and has it ready for use when needed but requires more energy than a tankless water heater because it has to maintain the water’s temperature.

Tankless water heaters are considered much more energy-efficient, as they heat the water you need right when you need it, eliminating the need to heat and store large amounts of water that may or may not be used right away. It is important, however, to select the properly sized tankless water heater for your home’s needs.

With tank-style water heaters, if your water is taking longer than usual to heat up, it could simply be because your water heater’s location is far from your fixtures. It could also indicate a leak or problem within your tank, which our plumbing experts can quickly and effectively diagnose.

With tankless water heaters, the issue could stem from sizing issues or from the fact that they turn off when not in use, so it may take a few minutes for the burner or heating element to get hot enough to heat your water consistently.

This typically results from a defective thermocouple. The thermocouple generates a small voltage that is fed back to the gas valve to keep the gas flowing to the pilot light. This is a common cause of frequent pilot lights extinguishing, and it can be diagnosed and repaired by your local plumbing professional.

Don’t see your question here? Don’t worry! We’re standing by to provide you with comprehensive answers and solutions for all of your water heater issues. Give us a call at 760-295-5014 or schedule your North County home’s water heater services online today!

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Outstanding experience from start to finish. Neil was on time, professional, and very personable when he came the same day to assess my needs and provide an on-the-spot estimate. He didn't try and pre...

Jeff L.

Extremely pleased with the quick and professional service we received today! Our 14-year-old AC unit went out last night, i called this morning and a technician came out this afternoon. The fix was re...

Christine F.

Sherlock continues to be there for my family when we need them the most. I had a new HVAC system installed May of 2019, since then the service techs have come in for their seasonal inspections and I c...

Nick B.

Anthony, came to inspect the plumbing in my house as well as to drain and refill the water heater. I found him to be very informative and helpful, as well as professional and friendly. I was really ve...

Pam C.

Our water heater started leaking and a call to Sherlock was met with a same day response. Neil came out to explain our options of tank/tankless, gas/electric. He walked us through the pros and cons of...

Lorraine G.

This has been the best experience with a company we have ever had in our 50 plus years of marriage. From Vincent to Eric and his whole crew this was a very difficult project for everyone. They handled...

Roy S.

Hands down, these guys are the best. I had bids from three other highly rated HVAC companies in North County and none of them came close to the technical knowledge and professionalism of Sherlock. My ...

Kent C.

Sherlock is the coolest! As always, Yelpers are right on. Basing my picks on high stars and number of reviews, I called four companies. Right off the bat, I knew one company wasn't even an option due ...


This is a review not so much for Sherlock, but for Fred Radtke - the young man that came and got my heater working. He not only installed a new thermostat on the spot that is easier to read - and repl...

Barbara W.

Eric came out to fix my non-working air conditioner. He was professional, very nice, honest, knew his stuff. He had to over to Escondido to get the proper part, and returned on same afternoon, put the...

Seasides C.

Justin the sales agent, was great, very patient and responsive. The gentlemen who came in to work on the installation were great, explained everything and very respectful and clean. I had the unfortun...

M A.

Jared was our inspector and he showed up on time with a 30 min courtesy call. He was efficient and gave us an honest opinion of what was working and what needed to be repaired or replaced or serviced ...

Erica B.

Ahhh! Cool and comfortable in our house now. Thank you to the awesome guys who installed this high quality equipment. Good to have Costco stand behind them, too.

Susan F.

There is a reason this place has nothing but five stars. They earn it! I have had no AC in the house and was procrastinating on getting it fixed due to the cost and lack of need most of the year. I wa...

Wendy H.

JR, JoJo, and Eric came to my condo yesterday to install my HVAC system and Heat Pump. They were very meticulous and on task for the whole installation, and kept me informed as to what they were doing...

George M.

I had a great experience with Sherlock, from start to finish! Justin met with me and spent a few hours walking me through the current condition of my system and what Sherlock can offer. I had budget l...

Vinay R.

My experience with Sherlock Heating & Air has been amazing from the start when I first got my new heating & air conditioning system!!! They know how to deliver customer service!! They are hone...

Deborah L.

The tagline for Yelp's 5 star rating of "Woohoo! As good as it gets!" is 100% fitting for the work and professionalism of Jared and Enoch. They were courteous and upfront with the entire job. I found ...

Bryce H.

Just had an ACHP service done yesterday on the two units in my home. Their service rep was Jared Pratt. This guy was great! He took the time to do it right and to explain to me (every step of the way)...

Doug F.

I came to Sherlock by way of the Nest website--checked out the Yelp reviews and then made the call. Eric M., the technician who installed my 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat was courteous, knowledgeab...

Nancy S.

Buying HVAC for an entire house is not an investment to be undertaken without some research. It's probably going to cost more than $15K and will require a crew of techs working in your house for sever...

Brian G.

FINALLY an AC & heating business I can trust!!! Woo-Hoo!!!! If Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning isn't a small family business, you would think they are! They are so kind, meticulous, honest, ...

Tanya S.

If my wife and I could give 6 stars we would! Carlos, Jojo and Joe installed our new HVAC system today, 31st October 2016. Started the day at 8AM and ending roughly around 615PM. I was impressed by th...

Nathan R.

Called Sherlock based on reviews here, as we've had less than stellar experiences with other local area HVAC companies. They scheduled an appointment within a couple days, the guy who came out could n...

Hi D.

Been using Sherlock for a couple years. Jared and Eric came out for the yearly check/tune-up. Both were super friendly, informative, timely, and put on shoe protectors whenever they came in the house!...

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