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Water Heaters Service
Tankless Water Heaters
Not all plumbing problems are obvious, but if you jump into the shower only to be greeted with freezing water, it’s pretty obvious that your tankless water heater has failed to do its job! Fortunately, with routine tankless water heater maintenance from the expert team of plumbing technicians at Drain Charmer, you don’t have to worry as much about this happening.
And if you don’t already have a tankless water heater installed in your home, you can count on us for that, too. We are family owned and operated since 1935, and have been providing reliable, quality service since starting our business in California all those years ago. Contact us today for dependable tankless water heater services!
What Is a Tankless Water Heater?
As the name implies, a tankless water heater is a water heater that doesn’t use a storage tank. These systems are also referred to as on–demand water heaters because they only heat the water as it is called for. This on–demand option means you’re not going to waste energy through heated water sitting in a tank, unused.
The one downside of a tankless system is that it can be overwhelmed during period of high usage more easily than a storage tank model. But this makes them ideal for small homes and small families. Be sure to trust in a professional plumbing technician to make an educated choice on whether or not a tankless system is right for your Santa Barbara, CA home.
Signs Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Replacement
Tankless water heaters have a number of great benefits. They are highly energy efficient, space efficient, and can have a very long service life so long as they are properly cared for and maintained as needed. However, just like any home comfort system or appliance, your tankless water heater won’t last forever. It’s important to know the signs that yours is declining, so that you can schedule replacement ASAP.
The standard tankless water heater, as long as it is routinely maintained, can last near 10–15 years. Past this point, however, they begin to develop serious problems and cost more and more to keep running. You can try to keep your aging tankless water heater alive past this point, but it will probably make more economical sense to replace it.
Any type of water heater can be overwhelmed if enough demand is placed on it at one time. If you’re only putting moderate demand on it, however, and it’s still not keeping up, then something is amiss. If this is paired with old age, it’s definitely time to decide if your tankless water heater is a good candidate for replacement.
With proper tankless water heater maintenance, your system should require less than a storage tank system would, when it comes to repairs. In fact, you should only expect to need repairs once or twice every few years. So if you find yourself calling for repairs every few months, instead, then it’s definitely time to consider replacement.
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