Water Heater Installation, maintenance and repair
Saskatoon's Best Plumbing and Heating Services is happy to provide you with the top technicians in the local market to fulfill your hot water needs. Is the cold water dragging you down? You can't have a bath anymore or stand in the shower for longer then five minutes without the warm water staying at your desired temperature. Although cold showers are known for waking you up in the morning, who wants to do that? If you or someone who know is going through this battle, quickly fill out the Free Instant quote for a quick estimate and appointment with one of our professionals. They'll be happy to provide you with the most affordable pricing in Saskatoon, that you won't have to shop around. Our plumbers know the difference between a water Heater that needs a little tuning up or quick fix compared to one that is totally shot and needs to be replaced.
So how does a water heater work? Most houses have a cylinder shaped hot water tank. There are many different types of water heaters. You may have a gas or an electric water heater. Which are actually very similar. Cold water enters the pipes in your home and is usually always cold. That's where a water heater comes into play. The water then enters through the dip tube at the top of the hot water heater tank and makes it's way to the bottom of the tank where the water is then heated. This process will now create hot water running to your showers, baths, dishwasher, Laundry ect.
Electric Water Heaters
How do electric water heaters work? The electric water heaters, just like other water heaters will have thermostat inside the round shaped cylinder tank which is mounted on the side wall of the tank. Once temperature inside the tank falls below a set temperature threshold, the switch will then triggered, allowing the heating element to fire off from the flow of the electricity. The hot water tank heats the element the same way a stove element is heated, by simply moving electricity by a resisting force material and transforming energy into heat. Now you may be thinking how does the heat stop? Same way the tank heats up. The thermostat senses the temperature is exactly where it should be and shuts off the electricity heating the elements.
Gas Water Heaters
Now that I know how electric water heaters work, how do Gas water heaters work? Same as the electric model, the gas water heater uses a burner at the bottom of the tank and will turn off when the desired temperature is reached. There will always be an incoming cold water pipe and an out going hot water pipe. Since the pipe is usually copper and the tank will pretty much always have galvanized steel, it'll be connected with a dielectric union is used to connect the pipe and the tank without wearing material, which would happen with dissimilar metals. The incoming cold water is attached to the dip tube which distributes all the water equally to the bottom of the tank where it's heated. Now if the dip tube breaks this can be a problem. That means that the cold water will no longer flow to the bottom of the tank to get heated. In this situation it would cause you to have cold water roaming around at the top of the tank and distributed through, what's suppose to be your outgoing hot water pipe. That's when you need to give us a ring and or fill out our form for an accurate price quote. All gas water heaters will have a drain valve at the bottom of the tank 6 inches above the ground. If your water heater start to become loud when heating the water this means there are minerals sitting at the bottom of the tank your water heater should be drained or in worse case replaced.
Tankless Water Heaters
What's a tankless water heater? How do they work? Some would call these types of water heaters demand-type water heaters. They will only produce hot water when it's instantly needed. There is no such thing as the roaming standby heat in your system. Which is good, the standby heat will waste energy anyways like your standard water heaters. Answering the question as to how they work, they actually heat up your water without having a storage tank. It then will provide you with a constant flow of nice hot streaming water as soon as you turn on your tap. Tankless water heaters still come in either gas or electric and heat as a result of an electric element or a gas burner being fired up, delivering a very fast acting supply of hot water. Tankless water heaters deliver hot water at a rate of 7.5 Litres to 15.5 litres per minute. The flow rates are limited since you don't have a storage tank. Sometimes you may find that you can't run more then one hot water supply at once. If someone's taking a shower at the same time you're washing you clothes the heat may not be so strong. If you decide to go the tankless route, putting in multiple tanks is an option for more instant hot water at once. Although if you don't have a large family installing one tankless water heater would be just fine.
Which Water Heater is cheaper?
Tankless water heater do cost more money and they're becoming a big trend in today's day and age. That being said, they are know to have a longer life span rather then your storage water heater. The tankless water heaters are also known for saving you money on your monthly energy bill and have lower cost to maintain. So comparing the two, it's really a self preference, either pay more now, or pay more monthly. The tankless Water heaters usually have a life expectancy of up to 20 years, that is if it's been taken care of. Your regular storage water heater will typically last 10-15 years long.
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