We Can Repair Any Type of Water Heater in Ottawa

We can repair any type of hot water heaters in Ottawa – either a traditional kind with a tank or tankless. But first – make sure it’s not a rental! For repairs, tune ups, or installation give us a call or book online. Many people rent their water heaters. With a rental tank, your company should be able to sort out any issues you may have with your tank and replace it if needed.

If you are unsure if you own or rent your tank, look for a sticker or label on the unit that may show the rental company’s information. Alternately you can look at your utility bills to see if you have rental charges on them. This will be a hydro or gas bill depending on the heat source for your tank. The rental only covers the tank, but not the supply lines to and from it.

If you own your own tank, you will need to call a professional licensed plumber to correct any hot water tank leaks or hot water tank problems

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During office hours, we will respond to your request within 1 Hour – OR – if your request is made outside of office hours, you will hear from us first thing the next day! For emergency service call us at (613) 519-1342 24/7.

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Craig was great this morning on the call. Personable, efficient and thorough with his assessment and recommendations for other stuff that should be done like shut off valves and anode rod replacement on the hot water heater. I am very pleased with the service we received.
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Water Heater Installation and Maintenance Services

If you are ready to purchase a new water heater, we can help recommend the right type of water heater for your needs and your priorities

Our installations are performed by a technician with both a plumbing and a gas licence. It is important for homeowners to verify this, as having a gas license for this work is required by law.

We can also recommend and perform the right kind of maintenance for your water tank, as regular maintenance can increase efficiency and help avoid problems before they turn into emergencies – especially on older water heaters.

Types of Water Heaters – Which Should You Buy?

There are two major players in the water heater category – the traditional water heater tank and the tankless style. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and choosing the right one will depend on several things.

Traditional Water Tanks

The more traditional tank-style water heater stores heated water until it is required through a fixture point. It then tops up its level until needed again.

Pros

  • Less expensive to buy.
  • Less expensive to install (as many homes are already set up with the correct gas lines for them).
  • Maintenance is less critical to their operation.

Cons

  • They’re not very energy efficient. They are always using energy to keep your water hot, no matter the time of day or night. If gas prices go up, water tank users will feel the pinch.
  • Once you’ve used up the tank of water, you need to wait until more water is heated. This can be an issue with larger families or people who frequently have guests overnight.
  • These units can take up a fair amount of space.
  • With some types of breakdown, the full tank of water is released onto your basement floor.

Water tanks are often a better buy for people who are planning to sell their home in the near future, as they won’t be around when the energy savings add up to pay for the cost of the installation. They are also good for people who are on a very tight budget.

Tankless Water Heaters

The tankless heater essentially heats the water as it flows through the unit from the household mains supply and then distributes it to the many fixtures in the home.

They take up less space than a regular water heater and are energy efficient, although on the flip side, you may have to run the water for a while to get the hot water to the fixture. If the unit is gas powered, then a vent line needs to be installed through an exterior wall for safety reasons.

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