There is nothing more frustrating than going without hot water, like many of our Edmonton customers over the years who have unfortunately woken up to a cold shower before work.
Edmonton’s water has a high natural content of sediment and minerals which, if not flushed regularly, can build up inside your hot water tank and cause it to shut down, over heat or just leak causing damage to your home.
Types of Water Heaters
If you’ve not replaced your water heater in a number of years, you’ll see more options.
- Storage tank style
- High Efficiency tank style
Hot Water Tank Brands
We deal with all makes, models and brands of hot water tanks:
- AO Smith
- John Woods®
- State Select®
- and Bradford White
We also deal with many more, from 5 gallons to 100 gallons, conventional to power-vented, instant hot water systems also known as hot water on demand systems (or tankless) and even gas and electric, we can get you fixed up and have you back up and running with hot water right away.
Some homes rely on a boiler system to heat water while others have little containers hooked up to the fixture to convert cold water to hot when it is convenient and do not store hot water: these are referred to as tankless water heaters.
Generally speaking, cold water is heated and stored in hot water tanks and can be used at anytime.
Cold water is sourced from the bottom of the tank and is heated by a gas burner. The water is heated and reheated, as it is not all the time that the hot water is being used. The tank has a thermostat that controls the temperature of the water as it arrives through your tap.
Water tanks are favourable because they are common, inexpensive, easy to use, and they do not require much electricity if any at all.
Tankless on the other hand produces an endless supply of hot water. Great for high demand households.
Hot Water Tank Repair
While hot water tanks are very liable in structure, function, and maintenance, there are times when repair is inevitable.
There are a series of signs that prompt a need for repair:
For example, if your tank is not heating your water, it will definitely need to be inspected, repaired, and in extreme cases, replaced.
Further signs include a burner that does not remain lit, rusting or inconsistences in the structure of the tank, a low quality or smell of gas in the system or simply when parts of the tank itself, seems to be breaking apart.
Hot water tank repair and maintenance are encouraged to ensure you receive the best quality of hot water on a consistent basis.