New Tankless Water Heater
Are you ready to upgrade to the superior efficiency and durability of a tankless water heater? Tankless heaters are becoming very popular in Southern California. They heat water instantly whenever you open a tap, and they produce the same 120°-125° F temperature as a conventional water heater. You can expect a tankless water heater to last 15-20 years, compared to about 11 years for a conventional heater.
At Western Rooter, we aren’t locked into selling a single brand of water heater, so we can give straight advice about what kind of heater is best for you. Our plumbers can expertly install all types of water heaters, gas or electric. Our estimates are free, our installation prices are low, and today’s water heaters are way more efficient than ever before, so upgrading now should save you money in the long run.
Call 626-448-6455 and ask us about water heater replacement today!
Below, you can read a little bit more about our vendors, and why we use their products.
Noritz prides itself as a pioneer in the world of tankless water heaters. It's no wonnder considering they introduced the first modern, electronically controlled tankless water heaters in 1981, and they continue to be leaders in energy savings.
Their products serve both homeowners and commercial interests, with a broad range of tankless gas water heaters, each best fit to serve the needs of their diverse spectrum of customers.
In business for over 100 years, Rinnai has become one of the largest gas appliance manufacturers in the world. They specialize in high-efficiency, residential and commercial tankless water heaters.
Their headquarters are based out of Japan, and they have a network of 20 subsidiaries, and offices in 13 countries, so they are most certainly a global company.
The quality standards of Rinnai are world class, all of their factories are ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001 certified, and they employ 600 research and development engineers. Their U.S. operations first began in 1974, and today they operate a state-of-the-art distribution, research and training center in Peachtree City, Georgia, to ensure all of their products adhere to the strict standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Rinnai's tankless technology uses copper heat exchangers, to maximize efficiency, and an electronic ignition means no standing pilot light consumes energy. All of this allows you to save up to 40 percent on energy costs with their tankless water heaters compared to traditional tanks.
Every part on a Rinnai water heater is also replaceable, so components can be easily exchanged, making a purchase of one of their products a good long term investment, because shouldn't have to replace the entire system.
Their most energy-efficient performing series, these tankless water heaters feature a condensing design with two heat exchangers to maximize heating efficiency. Below are some key features of Rinnai's Ultra Series:
-Energy Factor of up to .96
-ENERGY STAR qualified
-Five sizes available: 130,000,152,000, 160,000, 180,000 and 199,000 BTU
-Concentric Polypropylene or dual-pipe PVC/CPVC venting, for the most venting flexibility in a single application of any manufacturer.
-Recirculation pump and internal bypass line, with or without a dedicated return line, for faster hot water.
-Isolation valves, for easy maintenance (select models)
Offering the highest output, this line of non-condensing models are sleek, modern, and have a range fo standard features, suitable to fully satisfy the demands of larger homes and light commercial applications. Below are some key features of Rinnai's Luxury Series:
-Energy Factor of up to .82
-Three sizes available: 180,000, 192,000 and 199,000 BTU
-Circ-Logic recirculation offers optimal operation of an external recirculation pump, with a dedicated recirculation line.
-Isolation valves, for easy maintenance (select models)
The perfect combination of comfort and value, these easy to install, compact models are ideal for medium and smaller sized new homes or remodels. Below are some key features of Rinnai's Value Series:
Energy Factor of up to .82
Three sizes available: 120,000, 150,000, and 180,000 BTU
In addition to tankless hot water heaters, Rinnai also offers recirculation systems which can pair nicely with their Ultra and Luxury models.
Q Series Boilers
These models are ideal for light commercial use, or for any home with a separate and indirect hot-water source. They are also wall-mounted boilers, so they won't take up floor space. Below are some key features of Rinnai's Q Series Boilers:
Optional 3-way diverter valve to simplify installations.
An onboard 6.6 gallon (25 liter), fully insulated, indirect tank.
Fully mounted boiler pump, which uses only the needed BTU demand (maximum input ranges from 85,000 to 205,000 BTU).
Flexible installation, with 100 feet of exhaust and 100 feet of intake air.
Q Premier Series Boilers
These all-in-one floor-standing models deliver high-volume hot water and efficient home heating, and are perfect for replacement or new construction. Below are some key features of Rinnai's Q Premier Series Boilers:
With the QP130 model, 211 gallons of hot water are available in the first hour, while the QP provides 141 gallons of hot water.
Up to five times less footprint than a traditional boiler and indirect tank system.
Multiple plumbing and venting options, and easy set-and-connect installation.
Fully assembled with integrated connections for hot-water recirculation lines, a factory-installed low-loss header and expansion tank.
Zero-clearance installation design, perfect for remodeling.
E Series Boilers
Available in heat-only and "combi" (combination), these economical, wall-mounted models deliver consistent heat while saving on energy costs. Below are some key features of Rinnai's E Series Boilers:
Wall-mounted, for maximum space saving.
Easily installed as a retrofit, to replace an old boiler.
Maximum heating input from 50,000 to 110,000 BTU.
Here are some key features of Rinnai's E Series "combi" boilers:
Plate-warming feature, to deliver faster hot-water.
Domestic hot water priority, for continuous hot water availability.
Stainless steel heat exchanger, and domestic hot water plate, for long-lasting durability.
Commercial Water Heating Solutions
Rinnai's product line is capable of serving a full spectrum of commercial applications, from retrofits to new constructions, for both light and heavy use. For individual configuration and needs, please feel free to request a consultation.
Delivering tankless hot water heating solutions for over 60 years, the Takagi brand delivers innovative solutions, sold exclusively by plumbing wholesalers and contractors. Their models serve both residential and commercial needs. Present in the global market, they maintain a regional office in California as well.
As pioneers in the industry, Takagi has lead the way in the following areas:
The first tankless water heater company specializing in tankless-only products toenter into the North American market.
The first to offer a tankless product, with an amazing thermal efficiency rating of up to 95%!
The first to offer a "direct vent convertible" tankless model, which allows customers to convert the unit to a direct vent unit.
The first tankless water heater company to use an air-fuel ratio rod, a unique safety device.
Takagi Values Safety
With the use of technologically advanced safety features in every model, Takagi demonstrates a commitment to safety and reliability. Here are a number of key features which make Takagi leaders in safety and durability:
Air-Fuel Ratio (AFR) Sensor, which monitors and maintains proper combustion at all times, minimizing emissions and maximizing efficiency.
Freeze Protection, built into every model, to ensure that water temperatures within the heat exchanger never fall below a certain level, to prevent freeze damage.
Hi-Limit Switch, which ensures temperatures do not exceed unsafe levels by disengaging gas valves, effectively shutting down the water heater.
Overheat Cutoff Fuse, ensures no breaches in combustion, which may be caused by physical damage, and ensures the surface of the heat exchanger does not retain too much heat.
True commercial-grade heat exchangers, which are vital to any successful commercial organization or business.
HRS35 copper alloy, which is a heat-resistant copper alloy that makes it much stronger (about 8 times the tensile strength of regular copper) than the standard C1220 copper used in most other heat exchangers.
To ensure longevity, commercial Takagi drums are around 25% thicker. A thicker drum creates less strain on the heat exchanger, which happens after thousands of ON/OFF cycles typically seen in commercial applications.
Bypass and flow adjustment valves, which provide optimal control and precision, essential for commercial use and high-volume conditions.
Condensation reduction features, which prevent damage caused by condensation build up over time.
One of the fastest growing companies in home comfort industry in North America since 2006, Navien is a leader in condensing technology. They've earned international recognition for their sophisticated engineering, and robust designs.