Heating water for cleaning and bathing has traditionally involved a hot water tank where water is heated and stored. Heating is accomplished by burning natural gas or using electricity. The venerable “hot water tank” is still the most common way to supply hot water in homes and commercial businesses.
Hot Water Tank Repair and Installation
For repair or replacement of a traditional hot water tank in Vancouver we carry all sizes and models. If yours has started leaking or it refuses to work we have the solution. Hot water tanks need to be cleaned and tuned up once a year If this has been neglected call us to set an appointment. If you are considering a new water heating system there are actually a number of options to look at before puling the trigger.
Over the last two decades tank-less water heaters have become popular. They are also known as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters.
Pros and Cons of Water Heaters
A tank-less water heater does not store hot water and therefore does not incur standing energy losses. This results in significant annual savings, though those savings naturally vary from one location to another and need to be calculated in order for you to make an informed decision. The flow of hot water from a tank-less heater is limited, with gas-fired heaters being better than electric ones. Having a shower while running a dishwasher can be a problem for some tank-less heaters, and the solution may be to have two or more.
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Closer Look at Hot Water on Demand
They are more expensive initially than a traditional hot water tank but require only a small fraction of the space comparatively. Fuel savings together with longer life expectancy make on-demand water heaters more economical in the long run than old school hot water tanks. Another consideration is that when hot water tanks fail, they frequently create quite a mess – something a tank-less heater will not do.
Clearly Plumbing, Your Hot Water Expert
There are other options for heating water, including heat pumps and solar. We can do the calculations and provide all the information you need to make the right choice.
Servicing the Hot Water System
Regardless of how you heat the water in your home, we can take care of whatever maintenance and repair needs you may have.
We provide dependable emergency heating service 24/7 at reasonable rates. Call the pros at Clearly Plumbing & Drainage for all of your hot water needs.