If your hot water tank has been left behind and needs a little TLC, call us to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy look and to see what stage it’s at, inspect it and tune it up. If it is nearing the end of its service life you will know what to expect and what to do when it comes time to replace it.
If your older hot water tank needs a replacement, we can discuss alternatives and pricing. When making a choice something to consider is a new tankless water heater over traditional hot water tanks. Regardless of your preference, we can install a new water heater for you that best suits your needs.
We service traditional storage type hot water tanks, gas water heaters and newer tankless water heaters. We’ll go over the pros and cons of traditional hot water tanks versus on-demand (tankless) water heaters, and which is a better choice for you.
How to Tell if You Need a New Water Heater
- You run out of hot water to soon
- Your water does not come up to temperature
- Water leaking around the unit
- Rust or sediment can be seen in your hot water
Types of Water Heaters
New water heaters are super-efficient compared to just ten years ago, and some even have self-cleaning systems to reduce sediment buildup. We will help you find the right product for your home and explain the pros and cons of traditional hot water tanks versus on-demand water heater systems.
Traditional Hot Water Tanks
For example a residential Kelowna hot water tank stores up to 80 gallons of water and heats it continually, which is excellent for high usage. Normally they are stored in a closet or basement, however other options such as being set-up in your garage can also work. This is a good option for homes with enough space for a water closet.
Tankless Water Heaters
Also known as on-demand water heaters, tankless water heaters have been available in Canada for a couple decades and have been very common in Europe and Asia for much longer. Much smaller than the traditional hot water tank, they can offer reduced energy costs and continuous hot water at a precise temperature. However they cost more, they will save you money over time, and are best suited for smaller living areas where space is limited.
Installation and Replacement
Installing or replacing a water heater is not a do-it-yourself project. Because hot water systems require natural gas or high-voltage electrical hook-ups, as well as proper venting of carbon monoxide gas, installation needs to be done by a qualified gas fitter or plumber who is certified for high-voltage electrical work.
Improper installation of a hot water system can mean a high risk of extensive damage, including personal injury. Earth Temp HVAC will ensure your new water heater is properly installed so that you can enjoy years of safe hot water with peace of mind.
Water Heater Maintenance
Water heaters are typically out of sight and out of mind. However, they do require regular maintenance in order to provide long life and reduced energy costs.
In particular, hot water tanks need to be flushed occasionally to remove any built-up sediment. Not doing so reduces the amount of water the tank holds, increases energy costs and shortens the life of the tank. How often a flush is required depends on your location and water quality. If you notice a problem, call us about our hot water tank repair, replacement service.
If you live in Niles and Northwest suburbs or within our service area – we can set up an annual maintenance program that will keep your water hot and your costs low for many years.
We also offer prompt, emergency service to ensure that, in the event of a problem, you will have hot water restored just as quickly as possible. Earth Temp HVAC is your Niles and Northwest suburbs source for all things related to water heater problems. Count on us for guaranteed work at competitive rates, performed by people who care. Find out how Earth Temp HVAC can handle all your heating and air conditioning services. We are ready to help. Give us a call today or simply fill out our online form to request service!