Say goodbye to unreliable hot water in your home with professional, high-quality water heater installation services from Francis Home Environment!
Francis Home Environment is your go-to for quick, reliable hot water heater installations in Ottawa! With more than 75 years of experience, our team of certified HVAC technicians is well-equipped to provide you with customized water heater solutions that accommodate your needs and budget! Rest assured, we’ll go above and beyond for you every step of the way!
Don’t know whether switching to tankless water heaters is worth the investment? Take a look at these benefits below:
· Tankless heaters are highly efficient, which means that your utility costs will go down.
· It is ideal for tight or huge spaces in smaller homes where space is a concern.
· Tankless heaters last up to 20 years, which is longer than tank models!
· Decreases energy use and harmful environmental repercussions.
· Distribute hot water continuously for however long it is necessary to meet your hot water needs.
· Despite having higher initial costs, they end up being more cost-effective in the long run because of their dependability and energy-saving features.
We stand behind our work, whether you’re getting a new furnace or we’re doing a routine vent cleaning. We aren’t happy until you’re happy, and we will do everything we can to make your installation or repair experience a great one.
Can I install a tankless water heater myself?
A tankless water heater installation is not a do-it-yourself activity. It should be dealt with by a qualified technician with experience. DIY installation comes with a number of significant dangers, such as the possibility of gas or electrical problems, safety issues, including electrical fires and carbon monoxide leaks, and warranty voids.
Tankless water heaters that have been appropriately installed are better able to successfully meet your household’s hot water needs because professionals can precisely size the unit and guarantee that it conforms with regional building and safety codes. In the long run, paying for professional installation is necessary for efficiency and peace of mind.
Why is my hot water tank leaking from the bottom?
A hot water tank that is dripping from the bottom indicates a severe issue that has to be fixed right away. There are several possible causes of this kind of leak, including:
· Corrosion: As a result of being subjected to the minerals in the water, the interior of the tank may corrode over time. Leaks may result from small holes or cracks caused by corrosion in the metal of the tank.
· Pressure relief valve malfunction: The pressure relief valve, which is located at the top of the tank, occasionally experiences problems, which results in water discharge that appears to be coming from the bottom.
· Sediment buildup: As sediment warms and reheats, it can pile at the bottom of the tank and cause hot spots that compromise the tank’s structural integrity and cause leaks.
· Condensation: In some instances, the leak may not originate from the tank but rather from condensation that developed on the exterior as a result of temperature changes. Usually, this is not a significant problem.
· Drain valve leak: Occasionally, the drain valve at the base of the tank may start to leak. The valve may usually be tightened or replaced to solve this problem quickly.
· Age: If your hot water tank has reached the end of its lifespan, it may start experiencing damage like leaking water.
If your home’s hot water tank is reaching the end of its lifespan and continues to leak uncontrollably, it may be time to ditch the tank and upgrade to a tankless water heater.
Contact Francis Home Environment to set up a complimentary at-home consultation with a home comfort advisor from our team. During your consultation appointment, we’ll help you choose a water heater that matches your needs and budget! We’ll also give you more information about our current discounts and flexible financing options that can help you save money!
When should I replace my hot water tank?
The lifespan of a conventional water heater can differ depending on the type of tank, how well it is maintained, and the quality of the water in your area. Consider the following while deciding whether to replace your water tank:
· Age: A traditional water heater typically lasts 10 to 15 years. If your water heater approaches or has reached this age range, now is a great time to start thinking about replacement.
· Efficiency: As water heaters age, they tend to become less efficient. If your energy costs noticeably rise or it becomes challenging to keep a consistent flow of hot water, it could be time to upgrade to a more energy-efficient water heater, such as a tankless model.
· Recurrent repairs: If you frequently have to remedy leaks, pilot light issues, or heating malfunctions, upgrading your water heater may be more economical than investing more money in repairs.
· Corrosion: Look for any signs of metal corrosion or rust on the tank or in the connectors. Rust is a clear indication that your water heater needs to be replaced because it is getting older.
· Leaking: If water begins to collect around your water heater, there is likely a leak. Leaks typically indicate that the unit has to be replaced. That said, some leaks might be significant, ongoing, or repairable.
· Inadequate hot water: If your water heater is no longer producing enough hot water for your needs, even after adjusting the thermostat, it may be time for a replacement.
· Odd noises: Strange noises could be a sign of sediment accumulation or other issues inside the tank. Even after flushing the tank, if the noises persist, the water heater may be nearing the end of its usable life.
· Changes in water quality: If you notice that the colour or scent of your hot water has changed, internal tank corrosion may be at fault. This shows that the water heater needs to be replaced.
Ready to upgrade your hot water?
Get in touch with Francis Home Environment to arrange an appointment with one of our home comfort advisors. Our consultants will assist you in locating the ideal tankless water heater that satisfies your needs and falls within your price range during your very first meeting.
If cost is a problem for you, we’ll let you in on the secret about our present specials and financing choices to save you money! Additionally, we’ll provide you with a free quote for a new system purchase!