Repair, Replace, Or Install
Water Heater Repair
Leaks, flushing, temperature, and pressure valves are the most common water heater repairs. To maximize the life of your water heater, it’s best to flush your water heater 1-2 times per year. It’s typically best to hire a licensed plumber to inspect your water heater to avoid any mistakes that could end up costing thousands in plumbing repairs. Pilot Plumbing specializes in water heaters. If you’re looking for experience and integrity, you’ve found the right plumber!
Water Heater Replacement
Is your water heater in its last days? There are a couple of ways to tell when a water heater is failing. You might see gritty or discolored water, your water might start to smell funny, a reduction in water pressure, or you might see small puddles or standing water around your water heater. Pilot Plumbing was founded on and takes great pride in water heater solutions. If you need to know anything about water heater replacement, you’ve found the right company.
Water Heater Installation
Is it time to replace your water heater? One of the most common water heater installation calls we receive is when a homeowner attempts to DIY the project and gets stuck. Water heater installation is more affordable than you think. Pilot Plumbing is Vancouver’s locally owned and operated water heater installation specialists. We were founded on and continue to be the leading company in knowledge, education, and speedy installation. We’re here and ready to serve your home and your family!
Which Water Heater is Best for Your Home?
Storage Tank Water Heaters
This is the most popular and common water heater you’ve definitely seen in most Vancouver homes. Conventional storage-tank water heaters are sturdy, durable, easy to install, and provide reliable, consistent hot water throughout your home. The reason for their popularity is because these water heaters only come with few downfalls. First, they do not offer unlimited hot water. If you get one that’s too small, you’ll never have enough hot water. They also require occasional maintenance to reduce corrosion, sediment build-up and increase their lifespan. If you need something budget-friendly, consistent, and reliable, a storage tank water heater is a great choice.
Tankless (On-Demand) Water Heaters
The modern, hyper-efficient way to heat water in your home. Tankless water heaters produce instant and seemingly unlimited amounts of hot water. As a bonus, the efficiency of these water heaters is unmatched when compared to traditional tank-based heaters. Powerful, superheated coils powered by gas or electricity rapidly heat water as they move through the coils. These water heaters are best for larger families or locations where you need a lot of hot water at once. Maintenance and lifespan are similar to other water heater options. We recommend annual professional cleanings and flushing of minerals and corrosion out of the lines to reach the peak life of around 8-10 years.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Heat pump water heaters work like a refrigerator in reverse. It uses its compressor to take the heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to your water storage tank, where the water supply is heated. It uses electricity to transfer heat instead of generating heat directly, making it 2 to 3 times more energy-efficient than conventional electric water heaters. A heat pump water heater has a longer lifespan of around 13 to 15 years as opposed to conventional electric water heaters that only have a lifespan of around 8 to 10 years, making it a great investment for your home.
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When It’s Time To Replace
Your water heater is the silent workhorse appliance in your home, providing a resource our ancestors would have thought was magical alchemy. Unfortunately, all appliances eventually need repairs, upgrades, or replacement. That’s where Pilot Plumbing shines!
We were founded on and continue to be Vancouver’s leader in water heater education, resources, selection, and professional installation. Our certified plumbers quickly assess and provide a fair, honest, and accurate consultation on the best options for your home and budget. All that’s left is finding the right water heater to fit your needs.
Not all water heaters are the same, which is why we highly recommend that we help you choose the right water heating system for your home’s specific needs and your budget. We’re glad to talk to you about every concern you have and everything you need to consider ensuring you are fully satisfied with your decision. This involves the fuel type, tank size, and energy efficiency of the model of water heating system, and of course, one that is inside your budget.
What’s the difference between a tankless water heater and a water heater tank?
The traditional water heating system utilizes a water tank that stores and preheats water of approximately 30 to 50 gallons to be readily available. Once you use the water, the tank refills, and water heated to maintain a continuous supply of warm water.
The tankless water heating system, on the other hand, is a smaller device that will only heat water when you demand it, which helps you save money on your utility bills.
We offer a wide selection of water heating systems that can fit your specific needs and budget. Call us now for a free consultation and estimate!