Edward's Enterprises Plumbing in Santa Barbara offers both gas & electric water heater installations & repairs including:
Gas water heater tank installs
Electric water heater repairs
Point of use water heaters replaced
Hooking up electric water heaters
Insta-hot breakers swapped out
Leaking supply lines replaced
Earthquake straps installed
Drip pans replaced
Temperature & pressure valves plumbed
Drain lines plumbed outside
Water heater platforms installed
Water heater sheds assembled & attached
Gas safety valves replaced
Gas coated flex lines installed
Mobile home water heater repairs
Water heaters relocated
Chronomite water heaters swapped out
Water heater ducting fixed
Need to find out if we can help with your 50 gallon or less water heater replacement? Call our office to discuss your new point of use instant hot water heater installation plans!
Please note we currently do not install water heaters over 50 gallons.
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Q: A common question asked is: how much hot water will a water heater produce per hour?
A: The answer is that your water heater tank's per hour water production depends on your groundwater temperature & the temperature degree rise that you require. A good rule of thumb is that the standard gas water heater will produce approximately 35-45 gallons per hour of hot water for your home or office plumbing system. Electric water heaters will provide approximately 18-25 gallons per hour if they give off 4500 watts & can give 25-35 gallons per hour if they contain 5500 watts.
Q: Another question that is often asked is: how long will the hot water take to travel to the faucet?
A: & this answer depends on how far away the water heater is from the faucet. If the faucet is plumbed about 30 feet away, then the hot water will take about 30 seconds to arrive to the faucet. This can become frustrating & waste water, so some home owners will have a built in re-circulation system which will give you hot water instantly.
Water Heater Leaks
Leaks Not Noticed
If a leak develops in your water heater, the water may not be easily noticed, sometimes the damage is already done when seen. One of the best ways to avoid extensive water damage is to regularly inspect the water heater along with the pipes around the unit. Be sure there is not moisture, mold mineral buildup or corrosion.
Regularly Inspect the Water Heater
Flushing out the water heater every 6 months will help eliminate sediment buildup. Also, placing a drip pan under the water heater that drains to the outside will prevent thousands of dollars in damage.
Another important factor is the age of the water heater. Most water heaters have a lifespan of 8 to 12 years. So replacing the unit prior to any real problems may be an idea to consider.
Signs of a Problem
If any of these issues occur be sure to contact a specialist, plumber or water heater expert: Water is not as hot as it was. Rust in the water coming out of your faucets on your clean clothes. There are cracking & popping sounds when water is being heated. The water tastes metallic. There is rust on the bottom of the water heater. A puddle is under the water heater. The burner units are becoming clogged or rusty.
What is the longest lasting water heater?
The most durable water heater that you can find in the market is Rheem Marathon water heater, & it's simple to install & service, its lightweight in design & has a lifetime warranty.
Should I replace my 20 year old water heater?
If you have placed your water heater at a place that is prone to damage, if it has a leakage, if you notice rusty water coming out of it, if it's rumbling & making noises, or there's water around the heater, then you shouldn't wait for it to go for as long as 20 years before you replace it.