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Water Heater Installation in Edmonton
We offer several different options for water heaters to our customers; these include:
- Electric Tank Water Heaters
- Natural Gas Tank Water Heaters
- Natural Gas Tankless Water Heaters
- Basic/atmospheric...these are the most common hot water heaters of the past that most of us grew up with. Only about 50%+ gas efficiency so about 1/2 the gas DOLLARS spent heating the water goes out the chimney. They meet hot water heating basic needs and are the least efficient style of gas water heater.
- Basic/electric...about 1-2% of the population have these...same performance as above but higher electricity costs make these tanks less desirable. But if a home has not other option, they are a simple install or replacement. Some varieties have thicker high density foam to help prevent the need to reheat the water as often thus reducing the amount of electricity used each day.
- Single pipe power vented. 60-70% gas efficient typically. 1st generation ventor motors allow for a more efficient use of the gas flame before exhausting and provides slightly better reheating recovery in the hot water tank. Found most typically on 10+ year old homes built in our community as powered and higher efficient appliances became a GREENER standard.
- 2-pipe/Dual pipe power direct vented. 65-75%+ gas efficiency. Better gas savings, better/faster hot water recovery and typically have more models with high output gas potential (muscle car idea) more gas more hot water faster kinda thing...
- 2-pipe power direct vented HIGH EFFICIENT 90%+ gas efficiency...more savings, more performance, more luxury (ie. hot water kinda never stops idea) and are even designed to accommodate hydronic space heating such as in-floor heating, on some makes and models. They substitute as a very basic "boiler style" system.
- Tankless on-demand wall mounted hot water heaters 95%+ gas efficiency...once it turns on it doesn't stop providing hot water until you shut off the hot water...SHOWER FOR HOURS! Bigger investment but there are often government rebates available for switching to these HIGHEST efficient residential style hot water heaters...also no tank, no possibility of a HUGE flood in the event of a failure. Only heat the water you want to use. They also typically have the best warranty coverage from the manufacturers also...most hot water heaters to date have basic 6 years tank and parts warranty with 1 year manufacturers labour warranty...tankless can be up to 2-3 times that warranty for their units.
If you’re in the market for a brand new water heater, you have some decisions to make. Here are some factors you should consider:
- Power Source: Natural gas offers a clean and safe fuel that is also cost-effective. With electric water heaters, you won’t have to stress about the pilot light going out or gas lines being installed. They also don’t require the space in your basement that natural gas heaters need.
- Tank Size (Capacity): Depending on the usage and size of your household, you may want to consider a large capacity model that holds forty or fifty gallons or more. Another option to consider is a tankless water heater. This is a terrific water heater option in that you get hot water when you need it and won’t spend money storing & reheating hot water. These heaters take up less space and last a long time with proper maintenance, saving you money down the road.
- Hot Water Circulation Pumps: Why waste water waiting patiently for the temperature to rise? With circulation pumps, you can get hot water on demand with a simple pump and piping addition..
Hot Water Heater Failure Warning Signs
When your water heater fails, it can certainly take the wind out of your sails. No one wants to wake up to a cold shower, water all over their basement or only have hot water for a few minutes before it runs out. There can be several signs that your water heater is on its last leg. Here are a number of hot water heater warning signs:
- No Hot Water
- Strange Popping Noises
- Lukewarm Water
- Short-Lived Hot Water
- Rusty coloured water in the sinks & tubs
- Pieces of plastic in your sinks & tubs
- Water Under Or Around Your Water Heater
- Signs Of Corrosion On The Water Heater Tank
Hot Water Heater Problems We Service
Your water heater can malfunction due to various causes including:
- Faulty Gas Valve
- Faulty Temperature Sensor
- Poor Installation
- Thermal expansion stress on the vessel walls
- Sediment Buildup
- Defective Heating Element
- Damaged Pilot Light
- Leaks Around Fittings Or Valves
While some of these issues can be repaired by replacing the defective component; such as the gas valve or ignitor; often times replacing your water heater is the best option. Water heater replacement mind you is reasonably the only option for leaks and corrosion found in and around the tank.
Benefits of a New Water Heater
- Reduced Energy Bills
- Water Conservation
- Longer Water Delivery per use
- Increased Home Value
- Better Temperature Regulation
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters may be small, but they do pack a punch. The tankless water heater install process remains rather complex. This is no DIY project. It requires a licensed professional. That said, as a homeowner, it is always best to be as informed as possible. It may help to be aware of two major components before speaking with a professional. These are:
- Capacity: Know what is to be expected from your tankless water heater(s). It helps, for example, to know the number of showers, washing machines, sinks, showers, and dishwashers your hot water heater will serve. You should also know whether or not you and your family will often be running multiple hot water sources simultaneously. In other words, think about your needs and goals.
- Dimensions: An understanding of how much space is available in your home and taking proper measurements is crucial to precise tankless water heater installation
The Benefits of Our Tankless Water Heating
- Cost savings: Though your initial investment will be a bit more, having a tankless water heater can save you up to 20% on your monthly energy bills from your previous water heater.
- Consistent hot water: Because conventional water heaters have tanks, they store and heat the water right there. Once that water is used up, it has to reheat the water which takes time. Well, with tankless you don’t have to worry about that. Again, water is heated as it passes through the dual Heat Exchangers so when you want it hot – you’ll get it.
- Space savings: These systems are small – about the size of a carry-on suitcase – and can be mounted on walls easily in your furnace or mechanical room. No more worrying about a big, bulky storage tank.
- Longer use: Tankless water heaters typically last five to ten years longer than traditional units. You can be sure you are getting the most out of your money. With the proper softening systems matched with the tankless water heater as per manufacturer, you can experience even longer worry free performance and lower emergency costs. Don’t forget about the manufacturers recommended annual service and maintenance to get the longest life possible out of your new system.
- Increase efficiency: Up to 98% efficiency natural gas usage on some makes and models...REAL PERFORMANCE AND GREEN EFFICIENCY.