When it comes to hot water tanks, getting the biggest water heater available is not always the smart option. A tank that may be more than your households need will end up wasting your money because you’ll still pay to keep the entire tank hot all of the time. Conversely, you don’t want to install a hot water tank that is too small and run out of hot water constantly when you need it.
When choosing a water heater, it is important to pay close attention to the energy efficiency rating of the model you are considering. Especially if you choose a model with a larger tank because your energy bills can really add up over time. Purchasing a hot water heater with a good energy efficiency rating may cost you more initially upfront, but it will save you a significant amount of money over the life of the unit.
If you’re tired of running out of hot water and are looking for ways to save on energy costs, then a tankless water heater may be the right option for you and your family.
Familiar with several makes and models, KaiTech Plumbing & Heating offers quality tankless water heater installations, repairs and maintenance services. We can also help you find the right system that works for your budget, and keeps up with the demands of your household.
The first thing you’ll have to decide when looking at hot water heaters is whether you want a conventional hot water tank or a tankless model.
Conventional hot water heaters are more common in households and keep a tankful of hot water ready for whenever you require it. They usually run on either gas or electric and are less expensive then a tankless system. Ranging in sizes from 30 to 60 gallons, with most common size being 50 gallons.
In contrast, tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, make hot water only when you turn on your taps. They are more cost efficient than conventional hot water heaters and also last about twice as long with proper maintenance. Although tankless water heaters are more expensive initially, they are more cost efficient in the long run, better for the environment and take up less room.
LIMITLESS HOT WATER: The most appealing feature of a tankless hot water heater is that it never runs out of hot water. Tankless water heaters are not limited by the capacity of a tank like traditional units, but rather heats water on demand, as needed.
LONGER LIFESPAN: Tankless systems do not have to hold water constantly helping them extend their life significantly, because their contact with actual water is limited. Traditional units have a tendency to rust and leak because water is consistently held within a tank.
SMALLER SIZE: A tankless water heater is so small it can be installed on a wall.
CLEANER WATER: Tankless systems avoid using water that has been stored in a tank with accumulated rust and scale.
SAFETY FEATURES: Tankless models can be equipped with safety features to prevent scalding hot water from reaching your taps.
ENERGY SAVINGS: Unlike conventional tanks, that consistently heat water throughout the day regardless if you are using it or not, tankless units only heat water when you need it helping you save on your energy bill.
Without proper maintenance, your hot water heater may not provide a steady supply of hot water for activities such as showering, washing dishes or cleaning your clothes. While inconsistent hot water begins as a moderate inconvenience, it can quickly become a chronic unpleasant problem.
From diagnosing and repairing your old unit to providing you with replacement options, we make any water heater service a hassle-free and convenient process.
Water Leaks: A water leak is a common precursor to a water heater emergency. They generally start small, around valves at the top of your unit, or at the base, and in no time they can leak out gallons of water, resulting in water damage and in some instances even mold growth.
High Energy Bills: Increases in your utility bill can be the result of a faulty hot water heater.
Little To No Hot Water: If you find you are consistently running out of hot water without an increase in consumption there may be an issue with the temperature controls inside your unit.
Low Water Pressure: While low water pressure in indicative to several plumbing issues, like clogged pipes, if low water pressure only happens when you attempt to use hot water then more than likely your water heater may be the source of the problem.
Rust: Hot water tanks are made of metal, and when metal comes in to contact consistently with water eventually rust will form. The last thing any homeowner wants is for rust colored water to come pouring out of your fixtures, or for your tank to completely rust out and crack open
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KaiTech Plumbing & Heating provides professional, high quality hot water heater repairs and replacements services that can get your hot water quickly working again.
If you’re currently dealing with any of these hot water heater issues, or are interested in our maintenance services, give us a call.
The estimated life expectancy of a tankless hot water heater is twice as long as that of a traditional tank. However, actual performance varies depending on water quality, usage rates, environmental factors and regular maintenance.
Calgary, Airdrie and surrounding areas have what is considered hard water, and over time, a tankless water heater will accumulate mineral build up which can erode the walls inside your tank's heating chamber causing havoc on your system. In order to properly maintain and clean your tankless hot water heater, it’s important to flush out those mineral deposits at least once a year.
Yearly Maintenance Prevents Mineral Buildup
Yearly maintenance of your Tankless Water Heater makes sure that your heat exchange elements are free from scale buildup. Even a light coating of scale buildup can have serious impacts on the efficiency of the system.
If left unchecked, such buildup can cause longer burner cycles, leading to a strained system and a shorter lifespan. More importantly, your warranty will become void if you have not performed regular maintenance.
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KaiTech Plumbing & Heating has the experience and know-how to help you upgrade or maintain your existing hot water heater, whether you live in the Calgary, Airdrie or surrounding areas we can help.
Whether you have a tankless model or a standard gas or electric hot water tank, our professional and experienced plumbers can assist you with all of your hot water needs.
We install, test, and maintain backflow prevention devices, placed on both commercial and residential water supply lines, to ensure there is no cross contamination.
Familiar with several makes and models, KaiTech Plumbing & Heating offers quality hot water heater installations, repairs and maintenance services. We can also help you find the right system that works for your budget, and keeps up with the demands of your household.
We are experienced with both residential and commercial plumbing repairs and can either unclog, repair, or replace drain lines or drainpipes.
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