Coal Harbour Mechanical installs and services furnaces for customers in the Greater Vancouver Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island areas.
A storage tank hot water heater typically lasts 8 years – once your tank warranty runs out, you should check to make sure that your home insurance is still valid for a water tank leak. By inspecting your hot water tank regularly you can spot issues before the tank deteriorates and causes water damage to your home. Here are some signs that it’s time to replace your water heater:
Hot water heaters come in two forms: The regular storage tank hot water heater, and the tankless hot water heaters. When you’re choosing a model, you’ll want to consider the following:
Storage tank hot water heaters are insulated steel cylinders fed by a cold water intake line at their most basic level. Water is heated with gas or electricity and kept at a consistent temperature inside the tank. Although gas heaters are more expensive than electric heaters, a gas water heater will cost you around half as much to run as an equivalent electric type, depending on national average fuel costs.
These models can range in size from suitcase-sized units that service the entire house to smaller ones that simply give hot water to a single fixture and are typically found under a sink. The units only heat water when it’s needed, so you’ll always have hot water. The water is heated by an electric coil or natural gas as it flows through a heat exchanger inside the machine. Your energy costs are reduced because you aren’t continually reheating water. A tankless heater costs significantly more to buy than a storage tank, but they can last up to 20 years. We can assist you find the perfect hot water heater for your needs and budget at Coal Harbour Mechanical.
In order to keep your hot water heater operating efficiently, and to comply with the terms of most warranties, you should have your hot water heater inspected annually to determine if any servicing is required.
Proven reliability, maintenance free.
Although we install all major makes and models of hot water heaters, our preferred tank brand for quality and performance is Bradford White.
Bradford White is a top residential and commercial brand that plumbing professionals are “most likely to recommend.” Maintenance free and comes with a 6 year manufacturers warranty and an optional additional 4 year warranty.
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Leading technology, superior performance.
Although we install all major makes and models of hot water heaters, our preferred tankless brand for quality and performance is Navien.
Navien is a leader in tankless technology with its ultra-efficient, hot water on demand system. The NPE series is Energy Star’s highest rated gas water heater – the most energy-efficient tankless water heater in the industry. Designed for simplified installation, the system uses existing gas lines and PVC venting for cost savings, and comfort flow technology. The buffer tank and recirculation pump are included, and dual stainless steel heat exchangers and a built-in control board make for a durable, superior hot water experience.