East Bay Water Heater Installation
When you need water heater installation in the East Bay area, rely on Moore Mechanical. We’ve been installing and servicing water heaters in Easy Bay homes since 1985. We install both conventional storage tank water heaters and super-efficient tankless water heaters.
Call Moore Mechanical at 925-307-6479 for expert water heater installation in the East Bay area.
Have you heard about the magic of tankless water heaters? Interested in finding out if tankless will work for your home? Your Moore Mechanical technician can help!
Tankless water heaters are also called “on demand” water heaters because they heat water only when you need it. You are not limited to the amount a storage tank water heater can hold. Whether you are washing dishes, running the washing machine, or taking a hot shower, tankless water heaters will have the hot water you need ready immediately, even if you do them all at once! Tankless water heaters start the heating water as soon as you call for it. The temperature of the incoming water is used to determine how hot the burners get in order to deliver you with the water you need and at the temperature you are looking for. When you turn off the hot water and the tankless shuts down, no additional energy is used until you call for hot water again.
Choosing the Right Size Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are available in a variety of sizes to meet a range of household needs. Conventional storage tank water heaters are sized by how much water they can hold; tankless units are measured in how many gallons of hot water they supply per minute. To choose a tankless water heater that is sized right for your household needs, consider these average flow rates:
- Bathtub: 2 to 4 gallons per minute
- Dishwasher: 1 to 3 gallons per minute
- Kitchen sink: 1 to 1.5 gallons per minute
- Shower: 1.5 to 3 gallons per minute
We can help you choose the best water heater for your needs and budget—and install it with precision and care.
Conventional Water Heater Installation
A single-family tank style water heater offers a ready reservoir—from 30 to 100 gallons—of hot water. It operates by releasing hot water from the top of the tank when you turn on the hot water tap. To replace that hot water, cold water enters the bottom of the tank, ensuring that the tank is always full. Conventional storage water heater fuel sources include natural gas, propane, and electricity.
- Natural gas and propane water heaters – Propane and natural gas water heaters operate basically the same way. A gas burner under the tank heats the water. A thermostat opens the gas valve as the water temperature falls. The valve closes when the temperature rises to the thermostat’s setpoint.
- Electric water heaters – Electric water heaters have one or two electric elements, each with its own thermostat. With two electric elements, a standby element at the bottom of the tank maintains the minimum thermostat setting while the upper demand element provides hot water recovery when demand heightens.
Moore Mechanical offers the installation or replacement of conventional tank water heaters. Our technicians will remove and dispose of the old water heater and install a new water heater including flex lines, safety drain pan, and a code-approved earthquake strap. All of our water heaters meet California code requirements and are available with up to 10 year warranties.
Choosing the Right Size Storage Tank Water Heater
Tank-style water heaters also come in a range of sizes. You can determine the right size for your home by looking at the “first hour” rating. The first hour rating = how many gallons of hot water a heater can deliver per hour. Look for water heater models with a first hour rating that’s within 1 or 2 gallons of your home’s peak demand time. Your Moore Mechanical tech can help you calculate this!
Water Heater Installation in the East Bay Area
The decision to install a new water heater is most often made out of necessity. But aside from having to purchase a new unit that works when your old one goes kaput, there are benefits to installing a new water heater. New models have advanced features like smart technology and advanced electronic gas valves that can help you save energy—and money, in the long run.