Hot Water Heater Repair and Installation in San Diego
Carini is here for your hot water heater repair and installation needs. We perform electric and gas water heater service on a variety of brands and are highly knowledgeable about the market’s different offerings. From tank type to tankless to hybrid water heaters, Carini’s expert plumbers will help you find and install the best option for yourself and your home.
Electric Tank Type Water Heaters in San Diego Homes
Carini’s experts are ready to upgrade your electric tank type water heater to a new version or repair your current one. Technology has come a long way and current electric tank type models are much more efficient than their predecessors.
Gas Tank Type Waters in San Diego
Carini can replace your gas tank type water heater with a more eco-friendly unit. Power vent models offer increased efficiency and are a great alternative to outdated atmospheric vent models.
Electric Tankless Water Heaters
Electric tankless water heaters tend to be 98% efficient and above, which means you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re helping the environment. These units are known to have a long service life and can save you money and energy.
Gas Tankless Water Heaters
Gas tankless water heaters use natural gas or propane and are typically between 80 and 95 percent efficient based on model. Gas tankless water heaters are often much more efficient than conventional tank type water heaters and have twice the service life. Our plumbing experts are knowledgeable about the benefits of all types of water heaters and will guide you through every step of the decision making process.
Hybrid Water Heaters Feature Heat Pump Technology
Because they feature cutting-edge heat pump technology, hybrid water heaters are substantially more energy efficient than conventional tank type water heaters. This technology saves both money and energy. If everyone who purchased and installed a conventional water heater last year had chosen a hybrid model instead, carbon monoxide emissions would have seen a 20 million pound reduction. That’s the equivalent of taking 1.6 million cars off of the street!
How to Know When to Replace a Hot Water Heater
If your hot water heater tank is leaking, there’s a good chance it’s time for replacement. Is there a slow drip underneath the unit, with or without a stream of rusty colored water? These signs mean the metal tank has rusted through and is beyond repair.
The most common types of water heaters use gas or electricity. The useful life of most electric hot water heating systems is 10-15 years. Water heater technology has changed dramatically over the last decade, with a variety of enhancements that reduce energy usage, so a new system could help pay for itself in saved energy costs over a short number of years. There are even upgrade accessories that can be added on to a system to make it more energy efficient – as opposed to purchasing a whole new system.
Hot Water Recirculating Pumps
Whole house, under the sink and point of use recirculating pumps can bring energy savings and efficiencies to the hot water heater that you have installed. These pumps allow home and business owners to get true hot water on demand.
How Much Energy do Water Heaters Use in the Average Home?
Research from the Department of Energy indicates the average U.S. home using 64 gallons of hot water each day.. Water heating can be responsible for 14 to 18 percent of your home’s energy bill, according to Plumbers Magazine.
After heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters are second in energy usage. Best Plumbers says that “Gas powered water heaters are three to four times less expensive to operate than electric models.”
For more information about water recirculating pumps, visit our recirculation systems page.