Hot Water Tank Service & Replacement
If you think the old hot water tank needs to be replaced, call us to discuss alternatives and pricing. A lot of people are choosing the new tankless water heaters over traditional hot water tank these days. Regardless of your preference, we can install a new water heater for you that best suits your needs.
Shamrocks Plumbing and Heating are the people to call on in Central Okanagan for residential Kelowna water heater installation service. We service the traditional storage type of hot water tanks, gas water heaters and the newer tankless water heaters. We can go over the pros and cons of traditional hot water tanks versus on-demand (tankless) water heaters, and which is a better choice in many cases.
How to Tell if You Need a New Water Heater
- You run out of hot water to soon
- Your water does not come up to temperature
- Water leaking around the unit
- Rust or sediment can be seen in your hot water
Types of Water Heaters
New water heaters are super-efficient compared to just ten years ago, and some even have self-cleaning systems to reduce sediment buildup. We will help you find the right product for your home and explain the pros and cons of traditional hot water tanks versus on-demand hot water delivery systems.
Conventional Hot Water Tanks
A residential Kelowna hot water tank stores up to 80 gallons of water and heats it continually, which is excellent for high usage. Typically they are stored in a closet or basement, though other options such as being set-up in your garage are feasible. These are a good option for homes with enough space for a water closet.
Tankless Water Heaters
Also known as on-demand water heater, tankless hot water heaters have been available in Canada for a couple decades and have been very common in Europe and Asia for much longer. Much smaller than the traditional hot water tank, they can offer reduced energy costs and continuous hot water at a precise temperature. Though they cost more to purchase, they will save you money over the long haul, and are best suited for smaller living areas where space is limited.
Installation and Replacement
Installing or replacing a water heater is not a do-it-yourself job. Because hot water systems require natural gas or high-voltage electrical hook-ups, as well as proper venting of carbon monoxide gas, installation needs to be done by a qualified gasfitter or plumber who is certified for high-voltage electrical work.
Improper installation of a hot water system can mean a high risk of catastrophic damage, including personal injury. Shamrocks’ will ensure your new water heater is properly installed so that you can enjoy years of safe hot water with peace of mind.
Water Heater Maintenance
Water heaters are typically out of sight and out of mind. However, they do require regular maintenance in order to provide long life and reduced energy costs.
In particular, hot water tanks need to be flushed occasionally to remove built-up sediment. Not doing so reduces the amount of water the tank holds, increases energy costs and shortens the life of the tank. How often a flush is required depends on your location and water quality. If you notice a problem, call us about our hot water tank repair, replacement service.
If you live in the Central Okanagan, from Vernon to Peachland – including Lake Country – we can set up an annual maintenance program that will keep your water hot and your costs low for many years.
We sell, install and service any make of water heater, including such well-known brands as:
We also offer prompt, 24-hour emergency service to ensure that, in the event of a problem, you will have hot water restored just as quickly as possible. Shamrocks Plumbing and Heating is your Central Okanagan source for all things related to Kelowna water heater problems. Count on us for guaranteed work at competitive rates, performed by people who care.
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