More often than not, when you need a new water heater, you need it quickly and choosing the right option can be almost overwhelming with the many choices available today, both traditional and tankless. At Hilman's Plumbing, we seek to keep it simple for you! We've done the research, we know which options offer quality and value so we can help guide you into the tank that is just right for your application and budget. We stock and install traditional tank-style water heaters, and also specialize in the field of tankless water heaters where our certification and training is unsurpassed. We can give you the information you need to make the most informed choice. Just give us a call and we will be happy to help you decide which style is best for you.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATER HEATER
Both traditional tank-style and tankless water heater systems can be designed to provide adequate hot water for your home but differ in how they produce it and each have pros and cons to consider. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, providing an endless supply of hot water, where as tradional tank-type water heaters heat and maintain the temperature of the water inside of a storage tank.
Traditional Tank-Style Water Heaters
Traditional water heaters come in a variety of sizes and brands. For our mountain residents, with properties at higher elevations, the California Plumbing Code requires an Ultra Low-NOx tank. Tanks that are not Ultra Low-NOx compliant are not permitted in the higher elevations of our mountain communities. Hilman's Plumbing stocks and installs code-compliant, American-made Bradford White tanks, which offer superior quality and longevity at competetive prices.
Tankless water heaters are another great choice that many are not aware they have the option of. We have encountered a number of people in our mountain communities that have been told that tankless water heaters do not work at a higher altitude, however most major tankless water heater brands are certified for use up to 10,000 feet in elevation. Tankless water heater systems installed by uncertified and inexperienced installers account for the vast majority of tankless water heater failures which have fueled the misinformation about their performance at higher altitudes. In order to function as designed, tankless water heaters must be properly installed by a knowledgeable, factory-trained certified installer and calibrated for altitude specifications. When they are installed properly, they function beautifully, providing endless hot water very efficiently.
Jim Hilman of Hilman's plumbing offers unsurpassed credentials and experience in tankless water heaters in the Lake Arrowhead area. If you are considering a tankless water heater installation, call Hilman's Plumbing to discuss your options with a factory-authorized and certified service provider and dealer for major tankless water heater brands, including Rinnai, Takagi and Noritz. Installation by a certified installer is critical for full manufacturer warranties.
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