Buy Top-quality Hot Water Tanks in Southern Alberta
After heating and cooling systems, water heating equipment consumes most of your household expenses. To keep this energy cost in check, CL Plumbing & Heating encourages you to consider high-efficiency hot water tanks in Lethbridge and surrounding areas - all of Southern Alberta. We carry industry-recognized brands known for longevity, performance and energy efficiency.
Our technicians also provide repair and maintenance services on all makes and models of hot water tanks. A typical hot water tank is 75% efficient when purchased. However, in 5-7 years, their efficiency level falls from 75% to less than 50%, causing high energy consumption. Our routine maintenance services for hot water tanks ensure that your appliance continues to function efficiently throughout its lifespan. Ready to schedule your service or consultation? Give us a call.
Types of Water Heaters
Based on your home or business’s hot water usage and your preferred fuel options (gas or electric), there are several water heaters you can choose from. Many brands can help reduce energy costs involved in heating water by half than regular storage models. However, these brands have high upfront costs, extending the appliance's payback period.
Storage tank water heater
Storage tanks are quite common, and consist of an insulated tank wherein water is heated and stored for your use. The tank also has a preset level for temperature and pressure. A valve opens to relieve if either of the two exceeds that level. The gas model is more energy efficient and less costly to maintain than electric models, though the former has a high upfront cost.
Condensing water heater
If you heat water with gas and require a 55-gallon water heater capacity, then condensing water heaters are for you. Like conventional water heaters, condensing water heaters have tanks that capture exhaust gases (that go out the flue) to heat water, thus preventing energy waste. The heater draws these gases into the unit's base through a coil that is absorbed by the cold water.
Tankless (on-demand) water heater
This type of water heater doesn’t use a tank to store hot water but uses heating coils to heat the water right when you need it. Their energy efficiency is higher than a storage tank but has less supply of hot water per minute. Tankless is a great choice if you don’t typically use more than one water outlet and use natural gas to heat water.
Heat pump (hybrid) water heater
A heat pump captures heat from its surroundings and transfers it to the water. This heating process makes them 60 percent more energy-efficient but also more costly than electric water heaters. But the positive side is that heat pumps’ payback time is shorter, although they don’t work well in cold atmospheres and need 40° F to 90° F of temperature to work efficiently.
Frequently Asked Questions
Common hot water tank FAQs, answered by us below:
Do I Need a New Water Heater?
There can be many factors signalling an impending water heater replacement. A shrinking and unreliable hot water supply or temperature fluctuation are symptoms of a malfunctioning water heater. You may also notice poor water quality as there are signs of rust and sediment in your heated water. Also, water heaters start to develop leaks in the tank at the end of their lifespan, which makes replacement necessary.
What Steps Can I Take to Prolong the Life of My Water Heater?
Your domestic and commercial water heaters are a significant investment. However, you can avoid problems and extend the life of your equipment with the right care and maintenance routine. Sediment and debris can build up in your water heater and cause rust. This can be easily avoided by flushing your water heater at least once every year. Also, schedule annual inspections to find and fix hidden issues in time.
How Do I Choose the Right Water Heater for My Home?
Water heaters run on either gas or electricity. Many buyers are more inclined to buy a water heater of the same fuel source as their previous unit, so they don’t have to bother installing a gas line or electrical outlet. Another key factor to consider is the tank’s storage capacity, which ranges from 30 gallons to 80 gallons. If you have a large family or a deep spa tub, you would want to choose a large-capacity water heater. You can also consider a tankless system that provides on-demand hot water.
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