Water Heaters

There is nothing worse than not having hot water when you need it. That’s why the experts at Sommerville and Son are always ready to give you their best in service and advice when it comes to choosing and installing a water heater from your home. We will repair and service your existing water tank to keep it in proper working order throughout the year, and when it’s time to get a new water heater, we are right here to provide residents in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody with quality hassle free installations so you can get back to your normal routine. Whether you are looking for a standard hot water tank, or want to upgrade to a tankless water heater, the experts at Sommerville & Son can get you started on the right foot, and will be there to help solve any problems that may arise in the future. Our knowledgeable team of fully insured, certified plumbers are qualified to install and repair virtually any make and model of water heater, gas or electric, and will work with you to choose which water heater will best suit the needs of your household.

Choosing a Water Heater

There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing a water heater that is right for your home. If the time has come for you to choose a new water heater, you may want to consider a few of the following tips that will help you make a more informed decision on your purchase. And remember, the experts at Sommerville & Son are always here to help you with all your service and installation needs, as well as any questions you may have about choosing the right water heater for you.

Tank or Tankless?

There are a few things to consider when deciding between a storage tank and a tankless water heater. One factor that may not immediately come to mind is how much space you can save by choosing a tankless heater over a storage tank. If this is a positive factor in your consideration, then a tankless heater may be worth the extra cost. Reliability is another major concern when it comes to choosing a water heater. While both types are proven to be reliable, a tankless heater can only provide hot water on demand, while a storage tank holds water and keeps it for an extended period of time, even in the event of a malfunction. One final thing to think about when choosing is the amount of maintenance each heater will require. In most cases, a storage tank requires a little more maintenance over time, including simple tasks that can be performed by the homeowner such as draining the tank to reduce sediment build up.

Gas or Electric?

The choice between gas and electric is a bit more straightforward when it comes to water heaters. One major factor is cost, especially if your home doesn’t have natural gas. A gas heater can be a lot more expensive to buy and install compared to an electric heater. That being said, a gas heater is usually worth the cost, since it won’t fail in a power outage, it has a faster recovery time for hot water production, and they usually come with better warranties.

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