Solana Beach Water Heater Repairs and Installation

Need water heater service in Solana Beach?  Whether residential or commercial we can take care of it, often the same day.  Our 24/7 fast-response team of professional technicians and plumbers together with well-stocked trucks are always ready.  Our experts can handle just about any water heater repair or water heater replacement at affordable rates.

Repair Versus Replace

Some people in Solana Beach are a little hesitant to call a plumber for a minor problem, afraid they’ll be talked into a new water heater when they don’t really need one.  So we’ll be right up front and offer a few tips.

  • Most recent-make units last 8-12 years.  A year or two after the warranty expires is a good time for a replacement at the first sign of trouble.
  • If your old unit has been troublesome, requiring several repairs, you’ll appreciate the dependability of a new installation.  That’s especially true if you’ve been running out of water more often than you would like.
  • If the tank itself is corroded or leaking, or replacement parts aren’t available, then it can’t be repaired.

Our plumbers are not on commission so you’ll always get an honest discussion of what they found and what your options are.  And those minor problems almost always become big problems before long.

Tank vs Tankless Water Heaters… and More

The standard models most people are used to have a large storage tank (20-120 gallons, most commonly 40-50 gallons) to provide lots of hot water all at once.  The burner or heating element turns on a bit after you’ve used it, and it takes a while to recover to the full temperature setting on the thermostat.  And every minute of every day even a well-insulated tank is loosing heat.  A tankless water heater turns on the moment you open the tap, and heats water as you use it.  So you never run out and have to wait.  They’re much smaller, last 15-20 years, and typically use 30% less energy.

There are other energy-efficiency options as well.  For gas water heaters high-performance models use condensing heat exchangers to get a bit more energy out of the fuel.  Electric heat pump technology (now required for electric models with tanks above 55 gallons) use some 60% less energy.  They do require more room and moderate temperatures, and shouldn’t be located in heated spaces.

Why Choose Us?

We’re a licensed full-service plumbing company, ready to take care of all your Solana Beach home and business needs.  Carrying $1 million in liability insurance we’re approved by the Compliance Depot and are members of the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and the SDCAA (San Diego County Apartment Association).  We work work with homeowners, property managers, business owners.  All work is performed by our highly-trained and uniformed in-house staff, never contracted out.

Our Solana Beach Hot Water Heater Services

Our specialists in water heater installation and repair are available 24/7 for emergencies.  We’ll send the right expert for standard, high-performance, heat pump, or tankless water heaters.

Water Heater Installation

We can replace hot water heaters in a half-day or less, so that’s often the same day you call.  New water heater installations take longer, with our plumbers taking care of gas lines and water lines.  Many people simply replace their old model with something similar, but our experts can help you select the type, make, size, and model that best meets your particular priorities, needs, and budget.

Hot Water Heater Repairs

If you’re experiencing leaking, odors, rust, weird sounds, or little or no hot water our troubleshooters can go straight to the problem.  They complete most water heater repairs in a single visit of a couple of hours or less.  It doesn’t mater if it’s a gas water heater or electric water heater, most often they’ll have replacement parts already in their truck.

Maintenance Services

Sediment build-up lowers efficiency, capacity, and equipment lifetime.  Even without hard water manufacturers recommend annual drain and flush servicing.  We’ll also complete a performance and safety inspection for savings in the long run.

Solana Beach Water Quality

City water in Solana Beach exceeds all California and EPA drinking water standards (http://www.delmar.ca.us/ccr2014). Bestplaces.net includes ratings of water quality on a scale of 0 to 100.  It’s pretty well calibrated, with the US average coming in at 55.  Solana Beach’s water rates 75, well above average.  It does come in at an average of 14.8 grains per gallon (ranging from 10,1 to 17.0), making it very hard water.  So installing a water softener will extend the lifetime of water heaters as well as avoid scale build up on shower heads & stall doors.  It might also improve hair, skin, and laundry.