Water Heater Service
There are a few factors to consider when choosing which type of electric water heating system would work best for you and your home.
We're spoiled for choice when it comes to manufacturers and design, but not all electric water heaters are the same. Many have to choose between the two primary types of electric water heaters available on the markets: Tank-type systems and tankless systems.
Tank-Type or Storage Water Heaters
These are the usual electric water heating systems found in homes across the country. Water is stored within the storage tank, where it is constantly heated. Hot water comes from the top of the tank when a faucet is switched on in the home, which is then replaced by cold water that runs through the bottom of the tank to also be heated.
- These units are inexpensive and are widely available in a variety of sizes suited to your water heating requirements. Installation costs range from $200-$400 and up.
- But these units reportedly waste 10-15% of energy through radiant heat loss because of the tank.
- Tank-type units run out of hot water when used for extended amounts of time, cutting your shower short with an ice cold blast of water!
- The life expectancy for a tank-type unit is between 10-15 years.
- The typical EF (Energy Factor) rating for an electric tank-type water heating system is only 0.67.
Tankless Water Heater Systems
Tankless hot water heaters are a newer form of electric water heating. Electricity heats the water as it flows through the complex unit, so no tank is needed.
- Tankless units take up little space, and can be mounted inside a wall or on the outside of a home.
- There is little to no standby energy loss with these units.
- They are energy efficient, and use between 20-30% less energy than tank-type units.
- The drawback is that they can be costly to install.
- But the life expectancy of tankless units far surpasses that of tank-type units — by 20 years or more!
- The average EF rating for a tankless unit starts at 0.75.
- The installation of a tankless system costs between $600-$1000 and up.
Long-Term Cost Effectiveness
There is more to consider than just the initial cost of a unit when you replace an electric water heating system. Long term costs need to be calculated as well, and since energy prices can vary, it's important to get a feel for the long-term cost with a cost calculator.
There are a few websites that allow you to calculate your energy costs based on the amount of hot water you use. These are typically only guides, but they should give you an indication of what to expect from your energy bill after installing a new electric water heating system.
There are a few advantages and disadvantages to any type of electric hot water heating system. While both systems offer a range of benefits for a homeowner, you need to consider which is right for your home. Some of the main factors to take into consideration include the price of the system you're investing in, and installation of the unit.
Consider what the long-term cost of running a specific unit will be, and how readily available the energy sources needed to run the unit are. There's also the Energy Factor rating used to measure how efficient the electric water heating system will be. Electric heat pump models should start at 2.0, and the higher the EF count, the more efficient the heater will be.
Where Can I Get Reliable Hot Water Heater Service?
When getting a new water heater, it has to be coordinated with several factors that will affect its productivity. A unit that is too small will not produce the right amount of water on demand, while a unit that is too large will consume more energy which will cost you more both initially and on your monthly bills.
Also, as setting up a new water heater involves some complicated calculations regarding the flow rate and temperature needed to supply your home. Attempting to do this yourself can result in some costly errors.
Our team has the skills and knowledge to precisely calculate the load size based on peak hour demands, and the number of people who will use the system at a given time. This way, your water heating system will generate hot water as intended.
A system installed by our specialists will also ensure the longevity of your system. It can be a deciding factor whether you will get the most out of your water heater investment in the coming years. If you want your water heater to last for a long time, having it installed by our experts will guarantee its durability.
With our specialists, you can expect to receive top-notch service. We carefully screen each of our techs to ensure you are serviced by an experienced professional with a clear background.
All Of Our Canadian Plumbers:
- Have completed over 10,000 hours of training
- Have passed extensive background checks
- Continue their education
- Are available 24/7 for emergencies
- Are licensed and insured
- Operate clean and organized vans
- Wear professional uniforms
Our Technicians Can Help You With:
- No hot water
- Not enough hot water
- Pilot light will not stay lit
- Water is too hot
- Rusty or black water
- Slow hot water recovery time
- Leaking tanks
In addition to basic services, Plumbers 911 licensed professionals assess your existing space and install all parts in accordance with local building codes. Your hot water heater will be up and running in no time, and you can rest assured that every safety precaution has been taken.
Our highly efficient local plumbers possess the skills and know-how to systematically install your water heater, eliminating the disorganization often associated with an amateur setup. It guarantees that your heating system will work flawlessly and provide you with the right temperature-controlled water.
If you're worried about the cost, let us put your mind at ease. We research the local market and know the rates offered by our competitors, and offer you an even better rate. Our quotes are accurate, and you will never be charged for something you did not agree on beforehand.