Water damage has now surpassed fire as the number one cause of home insurance claims in BC. Water heater leakage is one of the main causes of water damage. That’s why it is important to replace your water heater at the first sign of leakage, or even before if it is in an area where leakage will cause major damage (if your hot water tank is over 8 years old, leakage might not even be covered by your insurance).
Good Guys Heating is proud to provide hot water tanks from top manufacturer’s at prices lower than most other contractors (see our online specials below). Same day hot water tank replacement is also usually available. Until December 31st, 2014, FortisBC has a $200 rebate available on Energy Star gas water heaters. We now recommend these tanks, since hot water heating is the second largest consumer of home energy (space heating is number one). Good Guys is currently offering online specials, featuring some of the Lower Mainland’s lowest prices on hot water tanks.
In addition to the models featured above, we have several other models available. These includes 50 and 60 gallon hot water tanks, power vented hot water tanks, and condensing hot water tanks (which qualify for a $1000 FortisBC rebate).
HOT WATER TANK REPAIRS
We can repair hot water tanks. However, we usually only recommend them if a tank is about 5 years old or less. This is because, according to a survey by Appliance Magazine, the average life of a gas hot water tank is 9 years. This means that repairs are usually only a good idea on newer tanks or when a minor repair is required. If any sign of leakage is present, repairs are highly inadvisable. If you think your water heater might be repairable, we can come out and diagnose the problem for $79. We will then let you know how much it will cost to fix. Most hot water tanks now have an 8 year warranty against leakage. If your tank is leaking, we can check the warranty for you and replace it. We can do this for all major manufacturers even if we were not the original installing company. However, the warranty only includes the tank, so you will still have to pay for labour, other parts, permit, etc. (Unless you purchased an add-on parts and labour warranty). We can repair both gas and electric hot water tanks.
TANKLESS WATER HEATERS
We also offer tankless water heaters. These systems never run out of hot water and use up to 40% less energy than hot water tanks. However, most homeowners still choose hot water tanks since tankless systems are much more expensive (over $2000 to install for systems that can supply one shower, and usually over $4000 for systems that can supply two). If you would like to know all the pros and cons of choosing a tankless water heater instead of a hot water tank, you can see our previous post on Surrey604. Until the end of 2014, FortisBC is offering rebates of up to $500 on tankless water heaters.
Call 604 GOOD GUY (604 466 3489) to schedule a hot water tank installation or a quote on a tankless water heater.