Hot Water TankA hot water tank is an important appliance in your home. This is the machine that generates the hot water that comes out of your faucets and showers each day. Having to constantly wait for hot water is no fun. The same can be said for having part of the house go cold while the hot water generator is running. If you have a gas-powered hot water tank, you may even have been subject to leaking gas at one point or time. Therefore, maintenance for all types of hot water tanks must be done from time to time.
Installing A New Hot Water Tank In Your HomeIf you live in an older house with insufficient plumbing or if your hot water system is on its last legs, call Tight Lines Plumbing and Heating for a complete hot water tank installation in your home. From start to finish, we will take great care of you for high-quality, efficient services that fully meet your expectations.
Tankless Water HeaterTankless water heaters do exactly what the name implies and that is to heat water on demand and not in a tank. The heat source for the tankless water heater is an element and it heats up a coil of water inside the tankless heater.
The tankless heater’s heating element converts the water to steam. The steam then travels through a pipe into a heat exchanger and is converted into hot water. After this, the hot water flows through several pipes inside your home that lead to your faucets and showers.
Advantages Of Tankless Water Heaters
- Long-lasting: Tankless models tend to have a longer life expectancy than tank heaters because they are designed with rugged material and parts.
- Energy Efficient: Water is only heated as needed which will help keep your energy bill down.
- Repairable: Tankless water heaters have replaceable parts that can be fixed rather than completely replaced in the event of a failure.
- Space Saving: A smaller footprint in your home over a large water tank.
- Endless Hot Water: These systems provide continuous hot water as long as there’s energy to heat it.
If you’re looking to upgrade your current water heater and need help installing a tankless alternative in your home, we’re here to help. A Tankless Water Heater can be installed in your home by one of our qualified technicians in as little as 2 hours. Give us a call at (403) 333-3286.
Water Heater RepairIt is important to have your water heater inspected regularly. If you are noticing any leaks, ruptures, rust, or water damage, it is time to hire a professional to inspect and fix the problem. Our licensed plumbers will ensure all problems are fixed before we leave your home or business.
We are proud to have many years of experience in plumbing and water heater repair in the Calgary area and want to be there when you need us most.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Do Hot Water Tanks Work?
There are two main types of hot water tanks. A direct cylinder stores water and heats it with an internal electric immersion heater. The most commonly implemented heating system, used in new houses, actually uses an indirect cylinder. In an indirect system a copper coil filled with hot water from the boiler passes through the inside of the cylinder. This coil is connected to a device called a control valve, which turns on and off to regulate the amount of hot water entering the tank.
Can Hot Water Tanks Explode?
Unlike an air tank, the pressure of the hot water tank is maintained through a closed system of pipes and valves. The increased pressure from a clogged pipe or malfunctioning controller could lead to the tank rupturing, which would release scalding hot water into the room where the unit is installed. This kind of incident can cause unimaginable damage.
Do Hot Water Tanks Make Noise?
There are a wide variety of sounds and noises that a water heater might make, some of which are normal, yet annoying, and some of which are abnormal and could be a sign that your heater is either malfunctioning or about to fail. Hot water tanks making noise can be a sign of serious component failure of the hot water tank itself, and operators should investigate this immediately to avoid failure which could cause further property damage or injury