Hot Water Tank Installation
In every home, a good supply of hot water is essential. Otherwise, dishes and laundry would pile up, and showering would be a rude awakening.
Staying Out Of Hot Water
Good for about eight to ten years on average, a hot water tank (also known as a hot water heater) is suitable for average-use demands. To avoid mould, mildew, costly renovations, and sky-high insurance premiums—or a flooded basement as a result of a leaking hot water tank—homeowners should begin budgeting for a replacement tank after it has been in service for about eight years.
There are many signs that your hot water tank may need replacing including its age, if it is rumbling when operating or making noise, if you can see leaks, or if you are running out of hot water! If your showers are cold before you are done, you likely need a replacement. A visit from one of our qualified technicians to inspect your hot water tank will also help determine if a replacement is required.
Let The Pros Handle It
Installing a hot water tank isn’t rocket science, but there’s an art to it: to ensure proper drainage, safe water heater pressure, and venting of combustion byproducts, a qualified professional knows best. A reputable and licensed installer will also pull the required municipal gas permit and call for an inspection.
Cutting Corners Is Costly
Without the permit that’s required by every municipality, you could be without insurance. If your home floods, or worse, this could spell disaster. At BC Furnace, we refuse to take the easy and cheap way out. Your safety and well-being is our top priority, and we’ll pull the permit for you. For extra protection, we’ll even install a free water leak alarm with your new hot water tank.
We’re Ready Whenever You Are
With a long-standing relationship with BC homeowners, fully licensed and certified technicians, and 30+ years of hands-on experience, you can breathe a sigh of relief-we’ve got this. With products always in stock, we can install your new hot water heater anytime, day or night. Just let us know what you need. We’re happy to help.
Which Tank Is Best For You?
The cost of heating water is a big portion of household bills, meaning choosing the right water heater for your home is important. You will first want to decide on capacity. How many gallons of water does your household use per day? This will depend on the number of people living in your home, and how much water you use in the average day. Showers and baths, running the dishwasher, and washing a load or two of laundry can quickly equal 100-gallons of usage. However, that does not mean you need a tank of that size as usage per hour plays a role.
You can also choose from electric, natural gas and propane water heaters. Which one is best for you will depend on how your Vancouver home is outfitted and whether or not you are equipped with the proper venting for the gas water heaters.
Your specific needs and budget will determine which option is best for you.
Tankless Hot Water Heaters in Vancouver
A popular choice among lower mainland homeowners is the tankless hot water heater. Providing hot water only when needed, they can be more energy efficient and produce an endless supply. The downside is the upfront cost but over time they can provide savings and peace of mind that you won’t run out of hot water.
Tankless water heaters make sense for homeowners in Vancouver who may use a lot of hot water, are planning on staying in their home for a long period of time or who desire an eco-friendly lifestyle. Tankless heaters take up less space and only heat water when water is flowing.
Proper installation of tankless hot water heaters depends on a variety of factors. As a qualified Vancouver-based contractor we can walk you through the steps needed and assist with the tankless water heater installation, so that you have peace of mind for many years to come.
Types of Furnace Installations
At BC Furnace, our certified technicians are experienced with a variety of HVAC equipment installs, such as: