Tankless Water Heaters
Your Source For Tankless Water Heaters In San Francisco
At Sugar Bear Plumbing Co. we provide a great selection of energy efficient
tankless water heaters from trusted brands. If you are interested in the
many benefits offered by this type of water heating system, call us today
to learn more! We’ll provide you with pricing estimates, specs,
and a variety of options so you can get the most energy savings from our
tankless water heaters.
Some people mistakenly think that they will only be able to run one fixture
at a time with
San Francisco tankless water heaters. While this may be true of the “Home Center” models, this
is far from accurate when speaking about the professional grade tankless
water heaters from Noritz, Rinnai and Takagi. These models have the capacity
to operate 3 showers or more at the same time!
Some will correctly claim that San Francisco tankless water heaters limit
the flow rate to make sure you get the set point temperature and say that
this means you will not be able to do multiple things within the home
using hot water. This is simply not true. Choosing the right unit is important
and our San Francisco plumbers can help you, but making this claim is
like comparing all tank water heaters to the old 30-gallon tank heaters
that would run out after every use. Today’s tankless water heaters
in San Francisco provide more than enough capacity to meet any hot water
need from a one-bathroom house to a hotel. You just need to choose the
correct system for your application just like any other hot water system.
Here is something else to consider when choosing your tankless water heater
from Sugar Bear Plumbing Co. Asking it to operate three showers, the kitchen
sink, the washing machine, the dishwasher and a laundry sink at the same
time is not only unrealistic…your water pipes can’t carry
that much water! Most homes only have a small hot water main and most
are now in PEX or CPVC materials. These piping system cannot carry more
than about 8 – 10 GPM total, including cold water.
Also, many new San Francisco homes typically see less than 2 GPM at a shower
head due to pressure loses in the piping. In other words if you choose
a tankless heater that can deliver between 6-8GPM in the warm months and
4+ GPM in the winter months you will be quite happy in a typical 3-1/2
bath or less home. You should avoid the tendency of some to oversize a
tankless system based on unrealistic system demands. If in doubt, contact
the manufacture for help or call Sugar Bear Plumbing Co. today.
Gas Piping of Tankless Water Heaters:
Tankless water heaters save energy because they are always off and they
modulate their firing rate to the demand. However just because they save
energy does not mean your existing gas line is large enough. When these
products have to go to high fire to meet a large demand you must be able
to provide enough gas for the unit to function properly. Do not assume
that if your existing gas line is the same size as the connection to your
tankless heater that your pipe is large enough. In an existing home it
probably is not!
Most homes with tank water heaters do not have a gas line sized properly
for a tankless water heater, especially if other equipment is connected
to the gas piping system. The best solution for this is to run a separate
gas line to the tankless water heater from the meter without re-running
the entire gas main. There are many good flexible gas piping systems that
can make this job simple and limit the number of joints and installation
time of the new gas line.
Needless to say, gas piping is not something the average handyman should
be attempting. The money saved on running a gas line yourself is not worth
the risk of your home and family! Gas piping should always be checked
or installed by a licensed and insured San Francisco plumber, like the
ones you’ll find at Sugar Bear Plumbing Co., trained for gas piping.
If you need a gas tankless water heater installed, call Sugar Bear Plumbing
Co. today to schedule service. We also provide tankless water heater repair
services for those units you already have installed.
If you are looking for Tankless Water Heaters in San Francisco, please
call us at 415-641-8568 to speak to a Customer Service Representative.