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Water Heaters in Santa Barbara County

Lowest Cost Santa Barbara County Water Heater Repair & Installation

Aptera's professional, experienced pros can tackle any issue with your water heater in Santa Barbara County 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 Santa Barbara County 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 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc, 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 Santa Barbara County

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 Santa Barbara County 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 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and Lompoc

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.

Santa Barbara County Cities Served

Water Heaters Santa Maria, CA

Bickel's Maintenance & Refrigeration, Inc.

1296 Bauer Ave
Santa Maria, CA 93455

De Bruhl's Plumbing Repair


Santa Maria, CA 93455

Griffin Plumbing

3389 Orcutt Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Water Fixers

1020 West Betteravia Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Ron's Plumbing & Heating


Santa Maria, CA 93454

Arrow Plumbing

829 E Orange St
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Jes Plumbing

Po Box 5136
Santa Maria, CA 93456

Arturo Perez El Plumero El Mero Mero

527 N Benwiley Ave
Santa Maria, CA 93458

Appliance Doctor

1037 De Gamma Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Santa Maria Water Heaters Costs:

Santa Maria water heater installation costs $1,017, water heater repair costs $596.

Water Heaters Santa Barbara, CA

Allen & Sons Appliance Repair - Same Day Service

2022 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Water Heaters Now

812 E Yanonali St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

The Appliance Store

825 Jennings Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Capovilla Plumbing

1617 Chapala St, Apt A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Lewis Plumbing

115 W Mission St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning

330 E Carrillo St # D
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Barbara Water Heaters Costs:

Santa Barbara water heater installation costs $1,108, water heater repair costs $649.

Water Heaters Lompoc, CA

Lompoc Water Heaters Costs:

Lompoc water heater installation costs $1,086, water heater repair costs $636.

Water Heaters Goleta, CA

Roto Rooter Plumbers

6725 Hollister Avenue, Suite 130suite 130
Goleta, CA 93117

Tri-county Appliance

5778 Hollister Ave, # 111
Goleta, CA 93117

Nanostar Health Corporation

110 Vereda Cordillera
Goleta, CA 93117

Appliance For You

139 N Fairview Ave
Goleta, CA 93117

Goleta Water Heaters Costs:

Goleta water heater installation costs $926, water heater repair costs $542.

Water Heaters Carpinteria, CA

Roto-rooter Plumbing & Drain

4209 Carpinteria Ave.#130
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Carpinteria Water Heaters Costs:

Carpinteria water heater installation costs $854, water heater repair costs $500.

Water Heaters Guadalupe, CA

Allen's Quality Plumbing

Po Box 298
Guadalupe, CA 93434

Guadalupe Water Heaters Costs:

Guadalupe water heater installation costs $1,034, water heater repair costs $605.

Water Heaters Solvang, CA

Solvang Water Heaters Costs:

Solvang water heater installation costs $865, water heater repair costs $506.

Water Heaters Santa Ynez, CA

Mission Appliance Service

3351 Numancia St
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Santa Ynez Water Heaters Costs:

Santa Ynez water heater installation costs $1,096, water heater repair costs $642.

Water Heaters Buellton, CA

Buellton Water Heaters Costs:

Buellton water heater installation costs $1,092, water heater repair costs $640.

Water Heaters New Cuyama, CA

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Serving Your Area
New Cuyama, CA 93254

New Cuyama Water Heaters Costs:

New Cuyama water heater installation costs $982, water heater repair costs $575.

Allen & Sons Appliance Repair - Same Day Service

2022 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Water Heaters Now

812 E Yanonali St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

The Appliance Store

825 Jennings Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Capovilla Plumbing

1617 Chapala St, Apt A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Lewis Plumbing

115 W Mission St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Roto-rooter Plumbing & Drain

4209 Carpinteria Ave.#130
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Roto Rooter Plumbers

6725 Hollister Avenue, Suite 130suite 130
Goleta, CA 93117

A Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning

330 E Carrillo St # D
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Tri-county Appliance

5778 Hollister Ave, # 111
Goleta, CA 93117

Nanostar Health Corporation

110 Vereda Cordillera
Goleta, CA 93117

Appliance For You

139 N Fairview Ave
Goleta, CA 93117

Mission Appliance Service

3351 Numancia St
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Bickel's Maintenance & Refrigeration, Inc.

1296 Bauer Ave
Santa Maria, CA 93455

De Bruhl's Plumbing Repair


Santa Maria, CA 93455

Griffin Plumbing

3389 Orcutt Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Water Fixers

1020 West Betteravia Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Ron's Plumbing & Heating


Santa Maria, CA 93454

Arrow Plumbing

829 E Orange St
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Jes Plumbing

Po Box 5136
Santa Maria, CA 93456

Arturo Perez El Plumero El Mero Mero

527 N Benwiley Ave
Santa Maria, CA 93458

Allen's Quality Plumbing

Po Box 298
Guadalupe, CA 93434

Appliance Doctor

1037 De Gamma Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Serving Your Area
New Cuyama, CA 93254
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Water Heater Installation in Santa Barbara County, CA

Water Heater Installation Santa Barbara County, CA

Water Heater Repair in Santa Barbara County, CA

Water Heater Repair Santa Barbara County, CA

Tankless Water Heater Installation in Santa Barbara County, CA

Tankless Water Heater Installation Santa Barbara County, CA

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Santa Barbara County Water Heater Installation

Water Heater Installation in Santa Barbara County

Average Cost: $1,137
Starting At: $542

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Buellton $1,092$478$1,484
Carpinteria $854$563$1,500
Casmalia $1,139$534$1,790
Goleta $926$555$1,763
Guadalupe $1,034$534$1,493
Lompoc $1,086$569$1,424
Los Alamos $965$470$1,494
Los Olivos $1,042$501$1,399
New Cuyama $982$572$1,736
Santa Barbara $1,108$538$1,543
Santa Maria $1,017$461$1,614
Santa Ynez $1,096$538$1,357
Solvang $865$445$1,791
Summerland $942$499$1,680
Santa Barbara County Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair in Santa Barbara County

Average Cost: $666
Starting At: $149

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Buellton $640$131$1,102
Carpinteria $500$155$1,114
Casmalia $667$147$1,330
Goleta $542$152$1,310
Guadalupe $605$147$1,109
Lompoc $636$156$1,058
Los Alamos $565$129$1,109
Los Olivos $610$138$1,039
New Cuyama $575$157$1,290
Santa Barbara $649$148$1,146
Santa Maria $596$127$1,199
Santa Ynez $642$148$1,008
Solvang $506$122$1,331
Summerland $552$137$1,248
Santa Barbara County Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless Water Heater Installation in Santa Barbara County

Average Cost: $1,344
Starting At: $316

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Buellton $1,291$279$2,793
Carpinteria $1,009$328$2,824
Casmalia $1,346$311$3,371
Goleta $1,094$323$3,319
Guadalupe $1,222$311$2,811
Lompoc $1,284$332$2,681
Los Alamos $1,141$274$2,812
Los Olivos $1,232$292$2,633
New Cuyama $1,161$333$3,269
Santa Barbara $1,309$313$2,905
Santa Maria $1,202$269$3,039
Santa Ynez $1,296$314$2,556
Solvang $1,022$259$3,372
Summerland $1,114$291$3,162
Santa Barbara County Solar Water Heater Installation

Solar Water Heater Installation in Santa Barbara County

Average Cost: $1,386
Starting At: $320

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Buellton $1,332$282$3,153
Carpinteria $1,041$333$3,188
Casmalia $1,389$315$3,805
Goleta $1,129$328$3,746
Guadalupe $1,261$315$3,173
Lompoc $1,325$336$3,026
Los Alamos $1,176$278$3,174
Los Olivos $1,271$296$2,972
New Cuyama $1,198$338$3,690
Santa Barbara $1,351$318$3,279
Santa Maria $1,240$273$3,431
Santa Ynez $1,336$318$2,885
Solvang $1,054$263$3,807
Summerland $1,149$294$3,570