Water Heater Installation and Repair
A hot water heater is an important part of your home plumbing system. You rely on it for showers, baths, dishwashing, laundry, and more. At Riteway Plumbing, our plumbers are experts in water heater installation and repair. We provide an array of services to keep that water running hot!
If your hot water heater is leaky or ineffective, we will do our best to repair it. Our experienced staff will quickly diagnose the problem over the phone and give you an honest assessment of whether or not it’s time to replace your old heater with a newer model. If your hot water heater is 10–15 years old, it may be time to replace it. Contact us to help you diagnose your water heater today! Our highly-skilled staff will help you select the right heater and ensure proper water heater installation.
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Tankless Water Heater Installation & Why We Don’t Recommend It
Alberta's cold climate puts major demands on tankless technology. Therefore we do not offer tankless water heater installation at Riteway Plumbing. With the harsh winters in Alberta, tankless heaters are prone to freezing. Plus, despite costing a lot more than traditional tank heaters to install, they also require yearly maintenance.
Budget and energy consumption are important considerations. Tankless water heaters are very expensive up front. Although some argue that they are more energy efficient and will, therefore, save you money in the long run, this isn’t necessarily true, researchers found that most tankless water heaters will wear out before they save enough energy to justify their cost. A well-insulated tank heater can be just as efficient (if not more so), and it will cost you less.
Climate is also a factor. People who live in colder climates or areas with harsh winters, like Alberta, are better off using tank water heaters. The colder the water coming into the home, the more energy needed to boost water temperatures high enough to get hot water for the shower. So it’s more sensible to have a storage tank with a reserve of hot water. Plus, tankless water heaters are prone to freezing in cold weather if they are not totally drained.
If you have more questions about going tankless, or if you want to know what options you have please call our office at 780-474-7121 or email