Are you looking for water heater repair in the Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga or surrounding areas? Our expert plumbers will provide you with honest and reliable solutions to keep your tank running like new.
When you need a new hot water tank replacement, we will supply and install electric and natural gas water heaters. Our reputable products are tailored for any residential and commercial setting and come with manufacturer warranties for your peace of mind.
Water Heater Services in Oakville
Did you know that the average hot water tank energy consumption amounts to about 20% of the Canadian homeowner's utility bill? Newer water heaters offer high-efficiency solutions to your home and are likely to reduce your energy cost. Whether you need an emergency repair or installation, our team will deliver prompt and reliable service. We have seen all types of problems and can help you solve them.
Gas Water Heater Service in Mississauga
Note: Please do not attempt any repairs if you are not licensed and qualified.
The smell gas may result in serious harm and homeowners are advised to call 911. Do not turn on any light switch or electrical device that might cause a static spark. Gas water heaters have a handle used to shut off the gas supply (horizontal position is off). Carbon monoxide poisoning is a risk we should always mitigate by using a carbon monoxide detector and call your licensed plumber to inspect gas lines and appliances regularily.
Water leaks can be minimized by locating the cold water line and shutting off the water supply. Turn clockwise to turn the water off and turn counterclockwise to turn the water on. If you ever find yourself in a flood, do not wade into the water, stand on a wet surface, or touch any appliances. Do not expose your body to the risk of electrical shock.
You can get in touch with our plumbers by calling 905-634-2600 and we will assist you further. The risk of electrocution from the wet floor or wet tank arises from power vented and flue damper vented heaters since a GFCI is not used on this type of tank. Please exercise extreme caution when examining the hot water tank.
Electric water heater in Burlington
Note: Please do not attempt any repairs if you are not licensed and qualified.
It is important to always put safety first. Do not touch a wet or flooded electrical water heater. Electric water heaters must be turned off before any examination can be carried out by your licensed plumber. Call 905-634-2600 for expert plumbing advice and solutions.
Troubleshooting your electric water heater starts by pushing your circuit breaker fully OFF, and then fully ON. The reset button can be located by removing the upper cover and insulation. Firmly push the thermal reset button and if this button does not stay pushed in, then it will need to be replaced.
Call us at 905-634-2600 to speak with an expert plumber ready to assist you with the installation. Use your best judgement to inspect the unit for any signs of high heat and burning. The thermostat or element may need to be replaced to avoid further damage.
WHEN TO REPLACE A HOT WATER TANK?
Understanding when a hot water tank may need to be replaced is important to your household. Water heaters are used around the clock for a wide variety of everyday tasks and yet, rarely do we ask “when should I replace my hot water tank?”
The hot water tank is connected to the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. If your water heater is failing to provide you with hot water consistently, then you may need to assess the condition of your water tank.
With all these potential scenarios in mind, this begs the question of, “when is it the proper time to replace my water heater.” The answer to the question depends on how often hot water is used. The average life expectancy can range between 10 - 20 years (depending on usage). This may seem like a short product lifespan, however, keep in mind your hot water tank always has hot water in it, constantly waiting for when you use hot water.
When any appliance draws hot water, the components inside the hot water tank will eventually begin to wear down and need replacement. While some hot water tank parts are replaceable, other hot water tank components are costly and in this case, it is best to examine replacement options.
WHAT TYPE OF HOT WATER TANK TO CHOOSE?
Selecting the proper hot water tank will firstly depend on how much hot water your household consumes, and the source of energy the existing tank uses to heat your water with (either gas or electric). We always assess the requirements for new water heater solutions and the value in retrofitting the gas and plumbing in your home.
Below is a list of water heaters commonly used in Hamilton, Mississauga, Milton, Burlington and Oakville. To speak with an expert plumbing technician, call us at 905-634-2600.
STORAGE TANK WATER HEATER
Storage water tanks are the most common type of water heater found in homes. The different types include an insulated tank where water is heated and stored until required. Once heated up, the water begins to appear from a pipe on the top of the water heater. The two main types are powered by natural gas or electricity.
HEAT PUMP (HYBRID) WATER HEATER
This "Hybrid" type catches heat from the air and transfers it to the water. Heat pump water heaters use about 60% less energy than your typical standard water heaters. However, a couple of things that any person should know before purchasing one of these is that they do not work well in cold spaces. They should be placed in a location that stays about 4 to 32 degrees celsius.
Due to the heat pump being on the top, a heat pump water heater may require as much as 7 feet of clearance from the floor to the ceiling. You will also require up to 1,000 cubic feet of uncooled space to grasp enough heat from the air, as well as a nearby drain to allow the water to drain the condensation discharge. The heat pump water heater may create noises similar to a mini-fridge. Call us at 905-634-2600 to find the optimal water heater solutions for you and your family.
SOLAR WATER HEATER
Solar panels are typically placed on the roof of a house or building and absorb the solar heat and transfer it to an antifreeze-like fluid in a closed-loop system that runs to the water tank. You will typically find these types of water heaters in warm, sunny areas. Savings of energy tend to get low on cold and cloudy days. The majority of models have a backup system that kicks in when necessary.
Some solar water heaters are connected to gas or electric water tanks and the purpose of the solar energy is to increase the efficiency by delivering water that is already warm to the tanks. We are ready to help you today, call at 905-634-2600 or send us a message by clicking here.
CONDENSING WATER HEATER
This type of water heater should be an option if you use gas to heat your water and require a unit with a capacity greater than 55 gallons. These types of models have a tank like a conventional water heater however, they catch exhaust gases that would typically go out the flue, which wastes energy. The gases normally flow through a coil at the bottom of the unit, where the incoming cold water can absorb the majority of the heat. For all your hot water tank needs, call us at 905-634-2600 to find best heating solutions for you.
TANKLESS (ON-DEMAND) WATER HEATER
In contrast to the storage tank water heater, tankless water heaters use heating coils to heat the water on demand. They tend to be more energy-efficient than other types of water heaters, however, they have a very limited flow of about 3.5 gallons of hot water per minute. The lower maximum flow rate is not usually an issue in warm climates, however, in winter, tankless options struggle to maintain a consistent supply of hot water to your home. There is also a minimum flow rate required to activate the tankless water heater.
The hot water delivery may be slower and often times cold water fires first until the tankless device heats up. Installing tankless hot water heaters can be expensive due to retrofitting the existing electrical or gas supplies. Lastly, there may be a need for alternate venting which can significantly increase the amount of work involved. For effective water heating solutions call us at 905-634-2600 and we will assist you further.
For all your plumbing and heating needs, call Harb Plumbing for service and installation. We look forward to helping you with your residential water services.