Hot Water Tank Repair, Installation and Replacement

Types of Water Heater

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Conventional Hot Water Tank

This is the most common type of water heater. It consists of a large tank full of water that is heated and kept hot inside the tank until you want to use it. The amount of water that fits into the tank is the amount of water available to your household at a time, so it is important to make sure that you get a hot water tank large enough for your family’s requirements. Conventional hot water heaters are the most affordable option and are easy to install.


Tankless Water Heater

Instead of storing heated water in a tank like a conventional water heater does, the tankless system works by heating water on demand as you need to use it. This means that you can have unlimited hot water and the tankless option is much more energy efficient than conventional hot water tanks. Tankless styles are small-space friendly because, of course, you do not need to devote a sizable block of space to a large tank. Tankless water heating systems are more expensive to buy and install than conventional hot water tanks, however they will save you money on your monthly heating bill in the long run.


Hybrid Water Heater

A hybrid water heater, also sometimes called a heat pump water heater, is a combination of a conventional hot water tank and an on-demand tankless water heater. Hybrid heaters work by storing water in a tank but heating it on demand as needed. This style of water heater can be costly to purchase and install, but it is energy efficient and will reduce the cost of your monthly bill.


Hot Water Heater Replacement, Repair and Maintenance

It is important to have your hot water heater properly maintained so that it keeps running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Generally speaking, you should have an experienced technician service your hot water heater once every year. In addition to regular annual maintenance, make sure that you call a professional to do any repairs as soon as you notice a problem–don’t wait for it to get worse. It can be tempting to just ignore what you think is a minor issue, but it is not worth it. You might think that your water heater leaking a tiny bit isn’t a big deal, but if you leave it it is likely to become a big problem and a major expense.

As professional plumbers in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and the Lower Mainland, at Spades Plumbing & Heating, we’re here to help you with affordable plumbing services from emergency hot water tank repair to routine maintenance.


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Hot Water Tank Installation

Depending on the style of your water heater and how well it is maintained, it can last anywhere from about 8 to 20 years. It can be difficult to tell if your water heater is ready to be replaced or just needs a routine repair, but here are a few telltale signs that it is time for a whole new water heater.


Signs Your Water Heater is Nearing the End of its Lifespan:

It’s old. If your tank is more than 15 years old, it’s probably time to get a new one.

It needs to be repaired all the time. If you are beginning to spend a bunch of money getting your water heater fixed over and over again, it’s smarter to bite the bullet. Get a new heater and stop bleeding money.

It’s noisy. Loud noises such as rumbling, knocking, or grinding coming from your water heater often indicate bigger problems.

It’s not heating your water. Okay, this is an obvious one but we’re saying it anyway. If your water heater just doesn’t work like it used to, it’s time to think about replacing it.

If it’s time for a new water heater, Spades can help! We install all kinds of water heaters, including Navien tankless, Bradford White Hot Water Tanks, Bosch tankless water heaters, and more. If you are interested in a new water heater, we can help you find the right model for your household and install it professionally and affordably.


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