Considering an upgrade to a tankless water heater? If you’ve ever taken an ice cold shower or ran out of hot water on a busy holiday weekend, then you know how stressful it can be to have a small tank water heater with not enough hot water for your entire family. A new tankless water heater will address all these issues and give you continues hot water for years to come.
Happy Plumbing Inc. provides professional and affordable tankless water heater services to all Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Give us a call today (619) 317-0600 to schedule a free estimate.
What Is A Tankless Water Heater?
We're all familiar with standard storage tank water heaters, which work well but aren't all that efficient. No matter how great the tank's insulation is, the warm water within will give up its heat over time - that's just how the universe functions. The only way to keep that water hot is to regularly warm it up - a constant cycle that consumes energy as well as costs you money. Standby heat loss generally makes up 10-20% of overall annual water heating prices. In some residences with standard tank heating units, the energy consumed for heating water is even above that utilized for heating up the house itself!
Tankless water heaters were designed to avoid the imperfections of conventional heaters, providing a much more energy-efficient means to have a steady hot water supply. Using powerful burner or electric elements, they're able to swiftly heat water at the time of use, as opposed to storing (and constantly reheating) it for eventual use. Heating water only when you need it makes good sense, as well as eliminating standby heat loss almost always results in reduced energy bills.
Why Choose Happy Plumbing Inc.
- Locally Owned & Operated
- 24/7 Emergency Services
- Licensed & Uniformed Technicians
- 100+ 5-Star Google and Yelp Reviews
- Upfront Estimates
- Financing Available
- Easy Online Appointments
Common Tankless Water Heater Problems
Tankless water heaters are a great investment. Not only are they highly efficient, but they can also save you money by heating water only on-demand. However sometimes uncommon, issues can arise if something isn’t working correctly within your water heater. Here are the most common ones
- Mineral Buildup
Regardless of whether traditional or tankless, you need to keep an eye out for mineral buildup inside your water heater. Hard water is water with high mineral content, and the harder your water, the higher the potential for damaging mineral buildup. A tankless water heater flush will take care of this issue
Depending on your tankless water heater's capacity, too many simultaneous hot water applications (such as multiple showers running) can overload your water heater. If this happens, you should reduce the demand for hot water by limiting simultaneous applications, and you may want to consider resetting your unit.
- Air Supply or Exhaust is Blocked
For most tankless water heaters, the display with present an error code to inform you that your air supply or exhaust is blocked. This means your water heater is having issues with either combustion air or venting.
- Ignition Failure
Often, this issue is caused by the gas supply, so check to make sure your propane tank is full before you do anything else. If your gas valve or water valves are not fully opened, this could also cause the ignition to fail.
- Flame Failure
Flame Failure is generally caused by either a gas pressure problem or an electrical issue. Just like ignition failure, you should first rule out simple causes such as a low propane tank or an unpaid gas bill. Other possible causes of flame failure include a gas line that’s too small, regulator failure, combustion issues, venting, and more. Contact technical support for help with troubleshooting the issue further.
Meet The Happy Plumbing Inc. Family
Happy Plumbing Inc. is a fully licensed and insured plumbing business servicing the Rancho Santa Fe, California area. We offer a broad range of plumbing repairs, installation, and services in general. Finding a professional that is well-qualified, and offers rates that are competitive and relevant to the specific service needed, is one of the most important concerns we encounter with our customers. Happy Plumbing has an A+BBB Rating and 100+ 5-Star Google and Yelp customer reviews. Give us a call today at (619) 317-0600 to schedule your tankless water heater service.