What Type of Water Heater Best Suits Your Needs?

The average water heater lasts eight to 12 years, but many homeowners begin to experience issues with their water heater prior to this time frame. Your home's hot water may not hold its temperature for long, or you might find yourself struggling to rush through a shower before it turns cold or having to leave the faucet on while you wait for the water to warm up. If you need a new hot water heater in Vancouver, Red Seal Drainage & Plumbing can help.

Replacing your water heater before it stops working is the best way to avoid damage and expensive repairs. There are several aspects of a water heater to consider before you schedule a water heater installation in Vancouver. First, you should ask yourself whether you're happy with your current model's capacity and usage. If so, then you might want to simply replace it with the most current edition of that unit. If you're interested in an upgrade, which can reduce water consumption and lower energy costs, then you will want to explore other types of water heaters.

Traditional Water Heaters

Most homes still have tank-based water heaters. They hold up to 80 gallons of water and heat it using gas or electricity. Hot water is always stored in the tank, but because a standard model must always maintain the temperature, it is not very energy efficient. You may not have a problem with your water heater but realize that it is too small for your needs; upgrading from a small to large water heater tank can improve efficiency and provide hot water to multiple rooms at once. Regular flushing is an important aspect of preserving your current system. We offer water heater maintenance in Vancouver, to keep your tank functioning efficiently as long as possible.


Tankless water heaters are wall-mounted, so they consume less space. They also only heat water on demand, which can help homeowners save money on their gas or electricity bills. However, a tankless heater does contain much less water than a standard model, so it is not well-suited for homes that consume large amounts and require multitasking, e.g. a dishwasher and laundry machine running at once.

Our Water Heater Services

If your water heater is broken and in need of a repair, we can provide an affordable, fast solution. In some cases, a water heater repair in Vancouver may be able to completely fix your problem and save you money on replacing your unit.

Our installation services, on the other hand, are quick and easy; we do not take more time than necessary, and we'll ensure that the water heater is fully functional throughout every room before we leave. When you choose Red Seal Plumbing for your water heater replacement in Vancouver, you can rest assured it will be done right.

Contact a plumber in Vancouver from Red Seal Drainage & Plumbing to hear more about our water heater repair and installation services. We can help you decide on a new hot water heater and provide routine maintenance to keep your unit operating at an optimum level.

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