Water Heaters

Water Heaters – Tankless and Traditional

Water heater problems are a regular issue for professional plumbers. When repair is not possible or cost effective, we also replace with tankless or traditional water heaters.

Water heaters generally fall into two primary categories – Tankless and Traditional.

The “Traditional” styled water heater, also referred to as “tank-type storage water heater,” can be powered by electricity, natural gas, propane, solar energy and other sources. As the name describes, water is stored commonly in internal tanks holding usually from 20 to 100 gallons, and kept at a continuously hot temperature. These are most prevalent in the U.S. and Europe, and the preferred power source is natural gas for it’s lower costs in operating.

The “Tankless” water heater, known for being an energy-saving appliance, and having the characteristic of “on-demand” water availability, is a more modern choice that also takes up less space than a Traditional water heater with a larger tank. Because of its ability to heat quickly, this style is often referred to as an “instant-on water heater,” and under certain conditions can save energy and money.

The mix of technologies to accommodate these various options are extensive, ranging from basic waterlines, to electronic systems, to gas lines. Hence, to be effective in the plumbing business, all these must be mastered, and must be among the list of specialties for effective plumbing services.

South County Plumbing has the working knowledge and expertise to answer your call, and confidently handle your Tankless or Traditional water heater needs.