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Water Heaters in San Francisco

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Aptera's professional, experienced pros can tackle any issue with your water heater in San Francisco with quick repairs or replacement units. When your water goes cold, you see discolored water from the tap or hear clanking sounds from your heater, our experts are ready with same day water heater repair in San Francisco for both businesses and homeowners. Get started now or read below to see what it takes to become an Aptera partner and learn more.

At one point or another, burned out elements, sediment buildup, faulty thermostats, defective thermocouple, blocked vents, dip tube damage or a broken pressure relief valve will have you calling a repairman. Proper care, maintenance and selecting the right unit for your property all help reduce these occurrences. Aptera phone screened professionals are trained for every type of repair needed for all major brands and are ready 7 days a week.

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Comparing Types of Water Heaters in Bayview, Bayview and Bernal Heights, CA

Recent changes in the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act have increased the energy efficiency standards for residential water heating with gas, oil or electricity—meaning new water heaters will produce hot water using fewer resources. In addition to improvements made to models with conventional water storage tanks, consumers also have solar-powered, tankless, and combination space heater/water heater models to consider.

Conventional Storage Tank Water Heaters

Conventional water heaters act as a holding tank for heated water. Cold water flows into the tank and is heated by the fuel source (usually gas or electric). The water sits in the tank where it is monitored by a thermostat and kept hot until there is a call for it from a connected tap.

ProsCons
  • Multiple fuel options
  • Initial purchase is affordable
  • Simple design is easy to repair or replace
  • Wasted energy due to standby heating
  • Storage tank can be large/bulky
  • Lifespan shorter than tankless heaters

Fuel Type and Energy Efficiency

Conventional water heaters are most often fueled by natural gas or electricity. Models that utilize natural gas are less expensive to operate. LP and oil-fueled models are also available. Conventional models must meet the new EF (Energy Factor) standard of .62 or above, depending on the tank size and fuel source.

On Demand/Tankless Water Heaters in San Francisco

In a tankless unit, water is heated by electric coils or a gas burner as it moves through the heat exchanger.

ProsCons
  • Small size gives more installation options
  • Can last up to twice as long as a conventional model
  • Less wasted energy, only heating minimum amount of water necessary
  • Difficult to heat water for 3+ taps at once
  • Initial investment is higher than conventional models

Fuel Type and Energy Efficiency

Tankless models, like their traditional counterpart, can be fueled by natural gas, LP gas, oil, or electric. These models have an EF standard of .82 or greater.

Solar Water Heater

Using the sun’s natural rays absorbed by roof mounted panels as a power source, solar water heaters in San Francisco are the most environmentally friendly option available. Electricity from the power grid acts as a back-up so you never go without hot water.

solar water heater diagram
ProsCons
  • Free to operate, weather permitting
  • Gas or electric is used less often to heat water (backup only), resulting in lower bills
  • Most expensive upfront costs
  • Repairs and maintenance for “extra” parts could be costly

Fuel Type and Energy Efficiency

The SEF (Solar Energy Factor) standard is equal to or greater than 1.2 for a natural gas backup unit, 1.8 for an electric backup unit.

Coil Space Heater/Water Heater Combinations

Combination units use the heat produced by the home’s space heating system and a heat exchanger to produce hot water. Hot water is stored in a tank until there is a call from the tap.

ProsCons
    High efficiency units could lower monthly bills Multiple fuel options
  • Installation is lengthier/more complicated
  • Retrofitting could be costly

Fuel Type and Energy Efficiency

Working in combination with your home’s heating space heating source, both units utilize the same fuel. The EF standards are similar to traditional tank units; however, because most combination heaters are high-efficiency they will likely exceed the rated EF standards.

How To Get the Best Water Heater Contractor in Bayview, Bayview and Bernal Heights

When your home has no hot water, your instinct is to work with the contractor who can get to you the fastest. However, taking just a few minutes to find the pro who asks questions, listens to your answers and educates you on your options will save time, money and headaches.

corroded water heater

You Ask We Answer

How Often Do I Need Service?

Regular inspections and annual flushing can prevent sudden, costly repairs.

It is Making a Lot of Noise But is Still Functioning, Do I Need to Worry Right Now?

This is usually an indication of sediment in the water tank. While you may still have hot water, it is not running as efficiently as it could. Having the tank drained and serviced will improve efficiency and could extend the life of your heater.

Does a Leaking Water Heater Have to be Replaced?

Yes, in most cases a leaking tank means cannot be patched. If a loose fitting is causing the leak however, it might be repairable.

How Long Will My Water Heater Last?

Depending on the model, most will last between 6 and 15 years, though 20 years is not uncommon with regular maintenance and parts replacement.

What Does the Warranty Cover?

This varies by manufacturer, but typically the warranty includes all parts and labor to repair or replace defective parts for the first full year from the date of installation. After the first year, the warranty usually provides coverage for the replacement of defective parts, but does not pay for the labor associated with installing the parts.

Are You Insured?

Liability insurance and workers’ compensation policies protect you from financial obligations stemming from damages or injuries that may occur while a contractor is working on your project. Ask the contractor for a certificate of insurance with you listed as the additional insured (your contractor can obtain this from the insurance agency at no additional cost).

Is a Permit Required For a New Installation?

Yes you need a permit to ensure installation is up to the municipality’s building codes. Aptera installation experts will explain the permit process and obtain the proper permit for you.

Tips for Reducing Your Water Heating Costs

Monthly heating costs can vary greatly depending on the age and model of your water heater, the fuel source used and the amount of hot water you use each day. Reduce waste and your costs by following the guidelines below:

For more details on energy efficiency requirements go to the US Department of Energy www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards or the PHCC.

San Francisco Neighborhoods Served

Water Heaters Bayview, CA

Bayview Water Heaters Costs:

Bayview water heater installation costs $1,094, water heater repair costs $641.

Water Heaters Bayview, CA

Bayview Water Heaters Costs:

Bayview water heater installation costs $1,094, water heater repair costs $641.

Water Heaters Bernal Heights, CA

Bernal Heights Water Heaters Costs:

Bernal Heights water heater installation costs $1,053, water heater repair costs $617.

Water Heaters Bernal Heights, CA

Bernal Heights Water Heaters Costs:

Bernal Heights water heater installation costs $1,053, water heater repair costs $617.

Water Heaters Castro Upper Market, CA

Castro Upper Market Water Heaters Costs:

Castro Upper Market water heater installation costs $992, water heater repair costs $581.

Water Heaters Castro-Upper Market, CA

Castro-Upper Market Water Heaters Costs:

Castro-Upper Market water heater installation costs $0, water heater repair costs $0.

Water Heaters Chinatown, CA

Chinatown Water Heaters Costs:

Chinatown water heater installation costs $1,004, water heater repair costs $588.

Water Heaters Chinatown, CA

Chinatown Water Heaters Costs:

Chinatown water heater installation costs $1,004, water heater repair costs $588.

Water Heaters Crocker Amazon, CA

Crocker Amazon Water Heaters Costs:

Crocker Amazon water heater installation costs $864, water heater repair costs $506.

Water Heaters Crocker Amazon, CA

Crocker Amazon Water Heaters Costs:

Crocker Amazon water heater installation costs $864, water heater repair costs $506.

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Water Heater Installation in San Francisco, CA

Water Heater Installation San Francisco, CA

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Tankless Water Heater Installation in San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco Water Heater Installation

Water Heater Installation in San Francisco

Average Cost: $1,004
Starting At: $570

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Bayview $1,094$451$1,733
Bernal Heights $1,053$543$1,535
Castro Upper Market $992$576$1,676
Chinatown $1,004$553$1,485
Crocker Amazon $864$555$1,432
Diamond Heights $931$461$1,456
Downtown $999$453$1,696
Excelsior $1,045$437$1,703
Financial District $953$542$1,405
Glen Park $1,069$548$1,398
Haight Ashbury $1,031$547$1,401
Inner Richmond $1,006$561$1,431
Inner Sunset $972$507$1,736
Lakeshore $929$536$1,588
Marina $880$498$1,745
Mission $916$503$1,778
Nob Hill $887$481$1,601
Noe Valley $1,049$523$1,642
North Beach $1,142$494$1,660
Ocean View $1,014$448$1,407
Outer Mission $951$447$1,351
Outer Richmond $1,044$466$1,664
Outer Sunset $975$562$1,378
Pacific Heights $917$504$1,645
Parkside $1,044$469$1,560
Potrero Hill $864$491$1,490
Presidio Heights $1,101$509$1,587
Russian Hill $1,002$461$1,423
Seacliff $917$481$1,469
South Of Market $1,089$541$1,639
Twin Peaks $1,127$569$1,786
Visitacion Valley $1,008$572$1,480
West Of Twin Peaks $1,140$570$1,753
Western Addition $867$487$1,668
San Francisco Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair in San Francisco

Average Cost: $588
Starting At: $157

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Bayview $641$124$1,288
Bernal Heights $617$149$1,140
Castro Upper Market $581$158$1,245
Chinatown $588$152$1,103
Crocker Amazon $506$153$1,064
Diamond Heights $545$127$1,082
Downtown $585$125$1,260
Excelsior $612$120$1,265
Financial District $558$149$1,044
Glen Park $626$151$1,038
Haight Ashbury $604$150$1,041
Inner Richmond $589$154$1,063
Inner Sunset $569$139$1,290
Lakeshore $544$147$1,179
Marina $515$137$1,296
Mission $536$138$1,321
Nob Hill $519$132$1,189
Noe Valley $614$144$1,220
North Beach $669$136$1,233
Ocean View $594$123$1,045
Outer Mission $557$123$1,004
Outer Richmond $611$128$1,236
Outer Sunset $571$155$1,023
Pacific Heights $537$139$1,222
Parkside $611$129$1,159
Potrero Hill $506$135$1,107
Presidio Heights $645$140$1,179
Russian Hill $587$127$1,057
Seacliff $537$132$1,091
South Of Market $638$149$1,218
Twin Peaks $660$156$1,327
Visitacion Valley $590$157$1,100
West Of Twin Peaks $668$157$1,302
Western Addition $508$134$1,239
San Francisco Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless Water Heater Installation in San Francisco

Average Cost: $1,187
Starting At: $332

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Bayview $1,293$263$3,263
Bernal Heights $1,245$316$2,890
Castro Upper Market $1,173$336$3,154
Chinatown $1,187$323$2,795
Crocker Amazon $1,022$323$2,697
Diamond Heights $1,100$269$2,741
Downtown $1,181$264$3,193
Excelsior $1,236$255$3,206
Financial District $1,126$316$2,645
Glen Park $1,264$319$2,631
Haight Ashbury $1,219$319$2,637
Inner Richmond $1,189$327$2,693
Inner Sunset $1,149$295$3,269
Lakeshore $1,098$313$2,989
Marina $1,040$290$3,285
Mission $1,083$293$3,348
Nob Hill $1,048$280$3,013
Noe Valley $1,240$305$3,091
North Beach $1,350$288$3,126
Ocean View $1,198$261$2,648
Outer Mission $1,124$260$2,544
Outer Richmond $1,234$272$3,132
Outer Sunset $1,153$328$2,593
Pacific Heights $1,084$294$3,096
Parkside $1,234$273$2,936
Potrero Hill $1,022$286$2,806
Presidio Heights $1,301$297$2,987
Russian Hill $1,184$269$2,679
Seacliff $1,084$280$2,765
South Of Market $1,288$315$3,086
Twin Peaks $1,332$331$3,362
Visitacion Valley $1,192$334$2,787
West Of Twin Peaks $1,348$332$3,300
Western Addition $1,025$284$3,140
San Francisco Solar Water Heater Installation

Solar Water Heater Installation in San Francisco

Average Cost: $1,224
Starting At: $337

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Bayview $1,334$266$3,683
Bernal Heights $1,284$321$3,262
Castro Upper Market $1,210$340$3,561
Chinatown $1,224$327$3,156
Crocker Amazon $1,054$328$3,044
Diamond Heights $1,135$272$3,094
Downtown $1,218$268$3,605
Excelsior $1,275$258$3,619
Financial District $1,162$320$2,986
Glen Park $1,304$324$2,970
Haight Ashbury $1,257$323$2,977
Inner Richmond $1,226$331$3,040
Inner Sunset $1,185$299$3,690
Lakeshore $1,132$317$3,374
Marina $1,073$294$3,709
Mission $1,117$297$3,779
Nob Hill $1,081$284$3,401
Noe Valley $1,279$309$3,489
North Beach $1,393$292$3,528
Ocean View $1,236$265$2,989
Outer Mission $1,159$264$2,872
Outer Richmond $1,273$275$3,536
Outer Sunset $1,189$332$2,927
Pacific Heights $1,118$298$3,495
Parkside $1,273$277$3,314
Potrero Hill $1,054$290$3,167
Presidio Heights $1,342$301$3,372
Russian Hill $1,221$272$3,024
Seacliff $1,118$284$3,121
South Of Market $1,328$320$3,484
Twin Peaks $1,374$336$3,795
Visitacion Valley $1,229$338$3,146
West Of Twin Peaks $1,390$337$3,725
Western Addition $1,057$288$3,545