Hot Water Tank Installation Edmonton

When your hot water heater decides to quit, it usually does so without warning. You may find yourself stepping into a cold shower or getting rusty water when you turn on your hot water tap. Even worse, you could learn that it’s reached the end of its life by discovering a pool of water in your basement. Avoiding water damage and the overall discomfort that comes with water heater failure is best done by investing in a replacement hot water tank installation. Edmonton plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton are the best choice to get the job done right.

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Hot water tank installation in Edmonton, AB.

Whether you’re proactive and decide to replace it before it breaks or you’ve been caught off guard, you can trust our reliable, experienced plumbers to correctly and efficiently install your new water heater. To book an appointment for Edmonton water heater installation, give us a call. Not sure whether it’s time for a replacement hot water tank installation? Edmonton homeowners can check out our FAQ section below for more information on how to identify the right time and help answer any other questions you may have. Alternatively, you can contact our plumbing service to discuss your current situation and needs directly.

Our Trusted Edmonton Water Heater Installation Services

Hot water is more of a luxury than a necessity in some parts of the world, but here in Edmonton, it's absolutely essential—especially in winter when you can't wait to get home and warm up in a nice, hot shower or bath. That's a big part of why it can feel so stressful to discover you need a new hot water tank installation. Edmonton, don't panic! The experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are here to help. Our team of Edmonton water heater installation professionals has plenty of experience handling water heaters, so we know exactly how to get your new water heater installed efficiently and effectively, with optimal results.

Choosing the Best Option for Water Heater Installation in Edmonton

When your water heater fails—or if you’re dealing with an inefficient water heater—then your first instinct may be to replace it with a similar model. Many homeowners don’t realize that the type of water heater they choose can have a big impact on their utility bills. When you use our services for water heater installation, Edmonton plumbers on our team can provide you with a consultation to help you determine which style is right for you. Some of the factors that go into our recommendations include:

  • How much water you currently use. If you’re a family of three, your water consumption will likely be much lower than that of a family of six.
  • How you’re powering your current water heater. Edmonton households typically have either natural gas or electric units today.
  • The size and location of your current heater. If you currently have a tankless water heater and want to put in a hot water tank, you’ll need enough room to do so.
  • How much you’re willing to spend upfront. It’s important to stick to your budget, but it’s also worth considering how much of the upfront costs are offset through energy savings when you pick an energy efficient model.

When pursuing water heater installation, Edmonton homeowners generally have two types of water heaters available to them: tankless heaters or tank style water heaters. Edmonton plumbing professionals will tell you that the best option depends on the needs and preferences of your household. Conventional storage tank units heat many gallons of water in advance and then store it until it's ready for use. If you have a hot shower and use it all up, it will take some time for the water tank to reheat to the appropriate temperature. In contrast, tankless styles instantly heat water on demand. That being said, If they aren’t sized properly they may not keep up with the demand, and that can cause fluctuating temperatures during high-demand periods. Besides convenience, one of the main reasons to choose a tankless water heater is that it tends to have greater energy efficiency. On the other hand, tankless options are typically more costly to install than tank style heaters.  

Something else to consider is whether you want an electric water heater or a natural gas water heater installation. Generally changing from a gas water heater to an electric (or vice versa) can be quite the endeavor, so generally people opt to stick with the same style of water heater. However we have seen an increase in customers changing from gas heaters to hybrid electric water heaters over the last few years. These are common in warmer climates, but are starting to take off in the Edmonton area because of their exceptional efficiency. 

What To Expect During Your Hot Water Tank Installation in Edmonton

Once you’ve decided on the right make and model, we’ll come by for your service appointment for your hot water tank installation. Edmonton plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing will start by removing your old hot water tank. Then, we’ll install your new one. The process can be more complicated than we make it seem—especially if you’re switching from tank to tankless or vice versa—but we’ll take care of everything so that you don’t have to worry. That includes cleaning up after ourselves before we leave. At the beginning of your hot water tank installation, Edmonton plumbing experts on our team will let you know how long we expect the appointment to take. If it ends up running longer, you won’t be charged overtime.

Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Hot Water Tank Installation, Edmonton Homeowners

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton isn't just any plumbing company. Our professional plumbers are not only experts at what they do, but they’re also deeply passionate about providing exceptional service and achieving customer satisfaction with every interaction. We pride ourselves on offering reliable services, with a warranty to back them up—including water heater installation. Edmonton property owners can rest assured that both our workmanship and parts are guaranteed, so if you’re unhappy with the quality of either, all you have to do is let us know, and we’ll come back and make it right.

Our plumbing professionals will also provide you with an upfront, flat rate price upon consultation. No matter how long the plumbing service takes, you’ll pay exactly what was quoted to you at the beginning of your service. It’s our commitment to transparency that has resulted in our customers coming back to us for their plumbing needs time and time again.

FAQ About Water Heater Installation: Edmonton and Area

How Do I Know If I Need a Replacement Hot Water Tank Installation in Edmonton?

One of the most frequent questions we receive from our customers is how to tell it’s time for a replacement water heater installation. Edmonton homeowners understandably want to stretch their dollar as far as it will go by putting off replacement for as long as they can. The key lies in getting the most out of your current heater without waiting too long for a replacement. Some of the signs that you may be running out of time include:

  • Your hot water heater is over 10 years old
  • The water looks rusty (generally when this happens the end is very near)
  • Your tank is leaking
  • Low hot water pressure
  • Popping or crackling sounds
  • Water that doesn’t get hot enough
  • A hot water supply that runs out quickly

Some of the causes of the above problems can be fixed with a simple repair or regular maintenance, but others are signs that the system is failing. If you notice any of the above plumbing issues, contact a qualified professional right away to talk about hot water tank installation. Edmonton plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing can accurately diagnose the problem and provide you with a couple of different options so that you can compare the cost and benefits of each.

How Much Does It Cost for Hot Water Tank Installation in Edmonton?

Edmonton water heater installation is a big investment. Unless you have an unlimited budget, you’ll probably want to know exactly what you can expect it to cost for hot water tank installation. Edmonton water heater replacement costs will vary according to a few factors:

  • Whether you have an existing heater that requires removal and disposal
  • The cost of the heater itself
  • The cost of labour

At the time of writing, conventional tank systems available at local hardware stores cost somewhere between $900 and $2,600. Tankless systems cost about $1,900 to $3,800 for the components that go into a new water heater installation. Edmonton has quite a range of products available, as you can see. Pricing also changes according to inflation and supply chain demand, so take these values with a grain of salt.

When comparing specific units, make sure you compare and calculate the predicted energy consumption of each and, therefore, the energy costs. Once you have an estimate for the amount of energy savings you can expect, you can determine if the unit with the higher out-of-pocket price is worth the additional cost. It’s also a good idea to look for products with good warranties, as these can give you an idea about how long the unit will last.

It is also important that the product you choose is supported in the Edmonton area. That means that you should ensure that parts are regularly stocked by local vendors. There is nothing worse than a water heater that requires a certain part for an easy fix, but that part is 3 weeks out. 

How Long Does It Take to Complete Hot Water Tank Installation in Edmonton?

Every Edmonton water heater installation is different and, therefore, requires a different amount of time to complete from start to finish. On average, our installation appointments tend to take around two or three hours. If we encounter unforeseen setbacks, we’ll let you know right away and adjust our expected timeline accordingly. As mentioned above, if you’re replacing a conventional tank with a tankless unit, we’ll need to put new plumbing infrastructure in place, which will take additional time.

How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

This partially depends on how well you maintain your system. If you give it all the care it requires to function properly and detect issues early, you can extend its lifespan by several years to get more service out of it before you need a replacement hot water tank installation. Edmonton plumbers typically find that conventional heaters generally have shorter lifespans than quality tankless water heaters. For a conventional unit, you can expect it to last somewhere between 8 and 12 years, while on-demand units may last upwards of 20 years when properly maintained.  

Is It Dangerous to Have a Natural Gas Water Heater?

Natural gas water heaters are safe, efficient and effective. But because they do use natural gas, which is capable of producing carbon monoxide, it makes sense to take some additional precautions with your natural gas hot water tank installation. Edmonton homeowners should consider investing in regular maintenance from a qualified plumber who will notice if there are any looming risks of carbon monoxide leaks and correct them before they can occur. It's also important to have carbon monoxide detectors installed on every storey of your home, especially near the rooms where you and the other members of your household sleep.  

Should I Have a Drain Pan Under My Hot Water Tank Installation?

In general, having a drain pan installed under your hot water tank is not a bad idea. It's a simple preventative measure that doesn't cost much or require a lot of effort but can save your house from water damage in the event of a leak. If your water heater is in a basement utility room with a concrete floor and a floor drain, it's not really necessary to have a drain pan. But if it's located on the main floor of your house in a closet or even in the attic, a drain pan is a simple way to prevent serious water damage issues such as wood rot and mould.

Is Edmonton Water Heater Installation Difficult?

For our certified plumbers, Edmonton water heater installation is a walk in the park. For homeowners without plumbing knowledge or experience, this is no DIY project. Though you may not think of your water heater as being dangerous, if installed incorrectly, it can be a serious hazard. The biggest risk is pressure buildup due to improper installation. If your pressure release valve isn’t fitted properly, the tank could rupture, and any damage or injury that results won’t be covered by the manufacturer.

When it comes to hot water tank installation, Edmonton homeowners shouldn't risk attempting it on their own as there's too much potential for injury or damage in the hands of someone who is inexperienced. Though you may be tempted to do so to save money, remember that correct installation and regular maintenance provided by a qualified Edmonton plumber will save you the most money in the long run.

When Is Repair Better Than a Replacement Hot Water Tank Installation?

The decision of repair versus replacement is not always an easy one, but it usually comes down to cost. If you experience issues with your system, simply give our plumbing company a call, and we’ll be happy to come over and take a look. We always strive to provide our customers with the most budget-friendly option, and if your unit can be repaired, we’ll do so. Sometimes all you need is a new heating element or a thermostat replacement.

On the other hand, we may not recommend hot water tank repairs if your system looks as though additional problems may come up in the near future. If you’re constantly making repairs to prolong its life, you could end up spending more than you would to just replace the system. There’s a good chance that systems have also become more efficient since you last invested in hot water tank installation. Edmonton plumbing professionals will tell you that factoring the cost savings of replacing your current system with one that’s more energy efficient can make replacement a better option than repair.

How Do I Maintain My New Hot Water Tank Installation?

There’s no doubt that when it comes to water heater installation, Edmonton homeowners, and those everywhere else for that matter, are paying a fairly hefty expense. That’s why it’s important to choose an energy-efficient system that will help pay for itself by reducing your energy bill each month. Another way to get the biggest bang for your buck is to make sure you take the time to do regular water heater maintenance. If you opt for a tankless style, there isn’t much you have to do other than get it serviced about once per year. For conventional systems, there’s a little more work involved:

  • Regularly drain and flush out the tank to remove sediment. The water is moderately hard in Edmonton, so sediment and scale can easily accumulate. A component called a ‘sacrificial anode’ corrodes in the tank to prevent the drum itself from deteriorating, but it’s still a good idea to regularly remove sediment buildup.
  • Check your anode. If it works properly, this anode will eventually deteriorate. It’s important to replace it when this happens, or those corrosive minerals will start to eat the inside of your tank instead.
  • Check the pressure release valve yearly. It’s important that this stays in good working order to ensure a way to relieve pressure if it builds up in your tank.

Trust Our Experts With Your Hot Water Tank Installation in Edmonton

Water heater replacement can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of our professional plumbing experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton, replacing your current system with a new one has never been more straightforward. Whether you live within the city limits in a community such as Pleasant View or Riverbend or you’re located in one of the surrounding areas such as Sherwood Park and St. Albert, we’d be honoured to assist you with your Edmonton water heater installation.

To find out more about hot water tank installation, Edmonton property owners can feel free to get in touch with us by phone or by filling out our online job estimate request form for plumbing services. We look forward to hearing from you!

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