When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have several factors to ponder. Luckily, A1 Chesney Service Experts is willing to help. Before you invest in a new water heater, you want to decide which system best fits your family’s needs. Fortunately, the team of specialists at A1 Chesney Service Experts can converse with you about everything you’ll need to contemplate, including which type of fuel is optimal for your water heating needs, what size your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which versions are within your budget.
Types of Water Heaters
- Traditional tank water heaters store significant amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
- Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
- Solar water heaters typically have a storage tank that holds water heated by the sun.
Water Heater Size
The size of your water heater depends on your hot water usage and on the type of water heater you choose. A1 Chesney Service Experts can help establish that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of different devices in your living space and how many of them you’ll choose to use at the same time.
For tankless water heaters, the progression will be similar in that a local expert from A1 Chesney Service Experts can assess your needs, factoring in your projected temperature rise based on the temperature of your water when it enters your home. After we’ve completed the math for you, we’ll recommend a few options as tankless water heaters are usually rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.
Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little easier than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to determine how much water needs to be maintained to meet your water needs at peak usage. It can all be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help you.
Depending on your location and other aspects, you have a variation of choices for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but A1 Chesney Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Calgary area and your specific needs.
If you’re in Calgary, a tankless water heater is a fantastic option for saving money on utility bills. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a entirely different way than traditional tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The issue with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools eventually and needs to be reheated.
Tankless Water Heaters employ gas burners or electric coils to heat water only when necessary, which saves big-time on energy bills. Think what it would be like to have a constant supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run your dishwasher or your washing machine…and still get a hot shower! They are economical in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to use.
With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the expert plumbing team at A1 Chesney Service Experts, you can be sure that you won’t have to worry about taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).
The tank water heater is created to heat and store water in the tank, usually 40 or 50 gallons at a time. When the dishwasher, the washing machine, or a soothing hot shower runs, the pre-heated water that’s stored in the tank flows quickly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand and can provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water. But honestly, there are positives and negatives to both types of hot water heaters, and the decision to purchase one or the other should be based on your needs.
We have a wide variety of gas and electric tank water heaters available in multiple sizes, all with great warranties and installation backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*. And don’t forget we provide estimates. . We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 587-315-5271 to find out more today!