Why Crystal Blue?
Best of the Best
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
Family Owned & Operated since 1976
Residential & Commercial water heater Services:
Crystal Blue is available 24/7.
No extra charges on weekend
We Proudly Service:
Sacramento Counties and any of the surrounding towns including Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville, Folsom, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Citrus Heights, Antelope, Orangevale, Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, North Highlands and all points in between.
Below, you will find more water heater information.
The capability of a water heater to meet peak demands for hot water is indicated by its “first hour rating.” This rating accounts for the effects of tank size and the speed by which cold water is heated. The energy efficiency of a water heater is indicated by its energy factor (EF), an overall efficiency based on the use of 64 gallons of hot water per day. The most efficient gas-fired water heaters have energy factors ranging from 0.58 to 0.65. The most efficient electric water heaters have energy factors ranging between 0.90 and 0.95. The higher the energy factor the more efficient the model.
Water heaters with high energy factor ratings may cost more initially but save energy and money in the long run. Eventually, they will pay for themselves through a lifetime of energy savings. We recommend using Bradford White, AO Smith, State, Rheem and Rudd water heaters, but we service and repair all types and brands of hot water heaters.
Tankless water heaters provide an unlimited amount of hot water. They do not get you hot water faster. You see the hot water still needs to travel to the demanding fixture just as with a tanked water heater. They major benefit of tank-less water heaters is they only heat the water when you need it. Saving you tons of cash with your water heating bills. Check out our tankless water heater video on our Crystal Blue Plumbing Tankless water heater page. Tankless water heater repairs and installation by plumbing professionals.
For tankless water heater info: Tankless Water Heaters
Quick recovery water heaters effectively offer homeowners more capacity for the same size tank. Because standby losses are greater with a larger tank, a quick recovery water heater is more energy efficient-than a standard recovery model with the same first-hour rating. The added capacity can be very attractive to homeowners who have no problem using more than 40 gallons per shower! Often space limitations preclude a larger water heaters, making quick recovery the best option for homeowners who want hot water for purposes beyond long showers.
Before water heater repairs or replacement some of the better brand water heaters and gas valves have combined to give us some great accessories. You can get more hot water for the money, higher efficiency, energy savings, operational programmability, leak detection and automatic shut off of incoming water supply. One of our favorite options available is the operational programmability. Most new water heaters will only lose about 1/2-1 degree per hour, that’s an average of only eight to ten degrees per night. So why are we heating that water all night? Are you gone all day, while that water heater spends your hard earned money? Now you have the power to heat that water only when you want to. Our Crystal Blue Plumbing technicians are trained to match your hot water usage to a water heater that will supply your required hot water demand. At the same time they will provide you options to lower your energy and ultimately lower your costs to heat your water.
Conventional gas water heaters, although not as efficient, are simple and reliable and may be your best and least expensive option. Conventional water heaters have improved in recent years. They now have thicker insulation, motorized dampers to reduce heat loss, and an EF of at least .67. Most brands have a higher efficiency model available. While these models will cost more, they will incur less installation and hot water modifications to your water heating system.
Just like conventional heaters, condensing gas heaters have a tank. But that’s the only thing similar. Instead of sending hot exhaust gases out the flue, which wastes energy, this water heater blows them through a coil at the bottom of the tank. Incoming cold water flows around the coil and collects most of the heat. That’s how condensing gas water heaters are so efficient (up to 96 percent efficiency). Even though it’s a storage tank design with “standby loss,” the increased efficiency more than counters the loss.
Hybrid water heaters or heat pumps work by pulling heat out of the surrounding air and pumping it into the storage tank. So when you are in a warm climate like the Sacramento area and you have your water heating system in your garage or attic space, the heat pump alone can save you money. The conventional heating coils come on only when the heat pump can no longer satisfy the demand. If you install the water heater in a heated room, it will suck some of the heat. However, if you heat the house with gas, you’ll probably still come out ahead.
Other Options for High Efficiency Water Heaters: Electric Point of use, Solar Water Heating & Systems or Electric Water Heaters.
Water Heater Repair Specialists
For broken water heaters we provide Repairs,
Replacement & Emergency Service,
a live representative will be available 24/7.
Crystal Blue Plumbing Heating & Air is your hot water heater plumbing specialist serving Sacramento, Roseville, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Orangevale, Carmichael, Sun City, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Citrus Heights, Antelope, Lincoln, Auburn, & North Highlands.