Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating Offers Around-the-Clock Service
At Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating, we know how frustrating it can be not having hot water when you need it. We provide water heater installation, repair, and replacement in Edmonton, AB and surrounding areas. Whether you have a small, under-the-counter electric water heater or a large commercial tank we have access to all parts and brands to get you back up and running.
We offer same-day replacements and emergency hot water tank repairs for your residential, commercial, or institutional needs.
Hot Water Tank Manufacturers
Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating is authorized to install & repair the following conventional style tanks as well as the followingon-demand hot water heaters:
- Rheem Hot Water Heaters
- John Woods Hot Water Heaters
- Bradford White Hot Water Heaters
- AO Smith Hot Water Heaters
- Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters
- Takagi Tankless Water Heaters
- Navien Tankless Water Heaters
- Rheem Tankless Water Heaters
Warranties of hot water heaters vary amongst manufacturers. All manufacturers start their base warranties at 6 years for conventional tanks and 12 years for tankless water heaters. Warranties can be extended to 8 years, 10 years, and 15 years depending on the manufacturer and style of tank.
We can offer many warranty options that match your needs as well as your budget.
Understanding the Difference Between Hot Water Heaters
If it’s time for a hot water heater replacement, many find it daunting knowing where to start with so many options available today.
Things to consider are:
- Venting of old tank compared to the new tank. This can be natural draft, power vented, or direct vented.
- Efficiency of your current water heater and where you would like the efficiency new one to be for your utility costs.
- Cost of the replacement style of tank you are looking for and availability.
- Warranty of the tank and where you feel comfortable with your investment.
- Space available if you decide to upgrade or change your style of tank.
- Gas load required for the new tank.
- Electrical changes needed to the home for the new tanks operation.
Here’s a quick rundown on the most common types:
- Conventional Hot Water Heaters – A standard hot water heater continuously heats and stores water in a tank to have it ready for your use. Traditional hot water heaters cost less to install and replace. Tanks for hot water heaters come in several sizes, but the most popular range from 40-50 gallons. Efficiency of standard hot water heaters is quite low and they tend to recover or make hot water quite slowly, making them not ideal for homes that have high use. Efficiency of these tanks have improved and can be improved by the installation of a single pipe power vent hot water tank or a dual pipe hot water tank. In addition, some tanks now recover, or make hot water just as fast as tankless style but require a larger gas line to do so. Thus eliminating the dreaded cold water sandwich some older tankless systems are known for.
- Tankless Water Heaters – A tankless water heater is considered more energy-efficient than traditional hot water tanks, and can now reach efficiencies of 98% vs 75% which is expected from traditional storage style water heaters. Water is not stored and continuously heated like in traditional tanks. A tankless model senses when a tap is turned on and it begins to heat the water instantly. Tankless water heaters also enjoy a longer lifespan on average and carry much longer warranties. The initial cost of install is significantly more but you will never run out of hot water. There are also models now that can provide hot water on demand as well as space heating for in-floor if needed.
- Boiler & Storage Tank Combinations –Hydro-Flo also specializes in the installation of commercial boiler and storage tank combinations as well as large capacity hot water heaters from Bradford White, Rheem and AO Smith. A combination boiler with storage tank offers both space heating and domestic hot water storage. Theses large tanks are ideal for large homes, businesses, restaurants or multi-family buildings. The boiler offers large recovery for Hugh demand applications.
Hot Water Heater Installation: How to Choose the Right One
Knowing which type of hot water heater or combination of heaters that is best for your home, business or multi family application depends on the demand of hot water your system will require to fulfill at its peak. Other factors include warranty, install cost, space, gas loads, venting requirements, the structure or room the equipment is housed in and lastly safety clearances. Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating ltd can make recommendations based on your specific application to get you the proper system to meet your needs.
Tankless Hot Water Heaters – Capable of Multiple Fixtures
No more waiting for the kids to shower first! Delivering 95% efficiency, the Rheem Prestige tankless hot water system provides an endless supply of hot water on demand Installations are quick and easy, and Rheem offers a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty on the unit and a limited lifetime warranty on the exchanger. There’s never been a better time to invest in a tankless hot water system for your home! It can also provide water for up to 5 fixtures at the same time.
Hot Water Heater Repair: Five Common Hot Water Heater Issues
Experiencing problems with your water heater? Call Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating to address these common water heater issues:
1. Rusty Water
Deep inside your hot water heater is an anode rod made of magnesium or aluminum, which slowly dissolves to prevent rust from forming. If your water looks rust-coloured, the rod is failing. Call us for a quick and simple replacement.
2. Rotten Egg-Smelling Water
If your water smells like rotten eggs, you likely have a bacteria problem. The anode rod inside your tank also gives off hydrogen gas. Certain bacteria feed on hydrogen gas, creating the unpleasant-smelling water. We’ll drain your water heater, kill the bacteria, and get your water supply back to normal.
3. Loud or Annoying Noises
Popping or whining noises are a result of sediment build-up in your water heater. This build-up can cause either the water to boil or the sediment to burn, which causes ghastly noises. No problem; we’ll drain your water heater and clean up the sediment.
4. Water Is Too Hot or Too Cold
This could be caused by one of two things: either the heating element/pilot light or the thermostat. Check your heater’s thermostat first, and if that doesn’t fix the problem, give us a call. A lack of consistent hot water may mean one or more elements need to be replaced or a bad thermocouple, ignitor, or gas valve.
5. Leaks – Repairable or Time for a Replacement?
If you find the temperature and pressure valves release too much water due to overheating, you can fix this issue yourself by adjusting the thermostat. On the other hand, a leak could mean a hole in the tank. We’ll identify the cause of your leak and then repair the problem or replace the unit as needed.
The Importance of Hot Water Heater Maintenance in Your Home
You can avoid many of the common hot water heater repairs by completing simple maintenance. Many homeowners tend to forget about their water heater until an emergency occurs. However, operating and replacing the valves regularly ensure you can isolate the tank, draining the sediment build-up from inside the water heater tank, adjusting the thermostat from time to time to verify operation, and keeping a close eye on the anode rod can help you extend the life of your water heater.
We Finance Hot Water Tanks for Edmonton, AB Homeowners
The Hydro-Flo Plumbing & Heating team will have you back in hot water in no time. We’re proud to provide 24/7 service when you need hot water heater repair or installation in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. We carry a large selection of hot water tanks, tankless water heaters, commercial hot water tanks, boilers/storage combinations, and indirect storage tanks. We offer quick and professional installation with same-day replacements available. We also offer affordable financing options. Apply now with our quick, safe, and easy credit application process.