Looking for a way to save money on water heating? Tankless water heaters are a perfect choice. With a tankless water heater, property owners can enjoy on-demand, continuous hot water when they need it. Upgrading to a tankless system also decreases monthly utility bills! For more information about tankless water heaters, reach out to Glendora Plumbing. We’ve been serving the area since 1955. We provide hourly rates, so our customers can know they’re getting the best price.
Our plumbers install Navien tankless water heaters! Call our Glendora, CA tankless water heater experts at (626) 702-3515 for a estimate!
How Tankless & Traditional Water Heaters Differ
There are two main types of water heaters to choose from: traditional and tankless. Traditional water heaters have a large storage tank that holds several gallons of water which is constantly heated. When the hot water taps are turned on, hot water is released from the tank and the water level gets lower. As cold water enters the tank to refill it, this new water supply needs to be heated by the system, which takes time. The main disadvantage of a traditional water heater is that it eventually runs out of hot water, and the user has to wait for an extended period before there is more.
Tankless water heaters are designed to overcome this problem of a depleted hot water supply through on-demand water heating. The system only heats water when the taps are turned on, and is able to provide an endless flow of hot water. Tankless systems also use much less energy than traditional units since they don’t have to operate constantly to keep a tank of water hot. They also take up less space. The main drawback of a tankless water heater is that it has a higher purchase price.
Tankless water heaters are typically low maintenance and very reliable. However, like all mechanical systems, problems sometimes occur. Prompt repairs are essential to prevent further damage, keep energy bills down, and protect the system from premature replacement.
Problems that sometimes arise with tankless water heaters include:
- Mineral buildup – When minerals from hard water have the chance to accumulate within the tankless water heater’s components, it can impair the functioning of the unit. The mineral deposits can slow the flow of water through the narrow path to the heat exchanger. While using a water softener can slow the buildup, flushing the water heater every six months is the best way to prevent damage to the unit.
- Unit not turning on – When a tankless water heater won’t turn on, the issue could be due to a problem with the fuel source. Without the proper amount of fuel, the system won’t be able to ignite to begin heating the water. It could be that a breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown. Perhaps the gas for the water heater has run out. In other cases, the gas valve is not open. Sometimes condensation or debris on the burners prevents them from igniting. Alternatively, there may be an issue with the unit’s sensors or electrical components.
- System overload – Running too many appliances at once that use hot water can overload the tankless water heater, causing the system to shut down completely. Limiting the simultaneous use of these appliances may resolve the problem. However, to continue using multiple taps at once, the system may need to be replaced with a unit with a larger capacity. Alternatively, a second unit may be added to help supply more hot water at one time.
When there’s a problem with a tankless water heater, Glendora Plumbing is the team to call. We’ll get to the source of the issue and provide the right repairs. If it’s no longer cost-effective to repair the system, we can help find the perfect replacement and ensure it is installed correctly.
Call (626) 702-3515 today or contact us online to get started with a estimate on tankless water heater services in Glendora, CA.