Many San Diego homeowners are still converting to tankless water heaters, so there are many general questions that our customers ask before they decide. People wonder if tankless water heaters are a better product than their traditional tank water heaters. Also, we get a lot of practical questions on how tankless water heaters work. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions about tankless water heaters in this blog. The questions include tankless water heater installation and overall product questions. 

How exactly does a tankless water heater work?

The easiest explanation is to say that a tankless water heater will only work when it is needed. It is different from the traditional water heater that we are used to having at our homes. Traditional water heater constantly stores a limited amount of heated water that just sits there at all times, waiting to be used. Tankless water heaters heat the water instantly to the desired temperature once you turn the water on. The water is heated as it passes through a flow sensor.

Will switching to a tankless water heater reduce my energy costs?

Absolutely. Replacing the traditional water heater with a tankless water heater will slash your energy usage by up to 15%. You will enjoy a more comfortable home and get to save money on your energy bills with this smart home improvement.

Is it possible to install a tankless water heater in my home?

Yes, a tankless water heater can be installed pretty much anywhere. The most obvious place is to have it installed in the same place as your old water heater; another option is a closet or a small utility room. The only condition is that you will have to vent the room where the heater is located. Moreover, you can have a tankless water heater installed on the outside of your home where you won’t have to vent it.

How long will a tankless water heater last?

Longevity is another advantage of tankless water heaters. A traditional storage-tank water heater is supposed to last only eight to ten years. On the contrary, a tankless water heater – made from stainless steel and copper – is made to last fifteen to twenty years.

We can answer more of your questions about our residential tankless water heater services. We currently feature some amazing tankless water heater specials with Nortiz water heater replacements starting at $3949. If you are ready to make the switch to a new tankless water heater, call us today at t (760) 895-5105 or get more information at