Water Heater Maintenance2022-06-09T14:57:12-04:00

Ottawa Water Heater Maintenance

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Water Heater Maintenance in Ottawa

Home water heaters are an important appliance for having a comfortable life at home. You need them to take hot showers, run a dish washer, do heavy duty laundry and more. Whether you have a tank or tankless water heater, over time it is bound to break down and cause issues, leaving you without a reliable source of hot water until the issue is fixed. When your water heater breaks you could have problems such as frequently changing water temperature, a leaking water heater, change in water pressure and more. The best way to avoid this problem is professional water heater maintenance services. Advanced HVAC is here to ensure that your water heater is running effectively and lasts as long as possible.

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JohnWood Water Heaters

  • Industry leading brand.
  • Options from 30 to 120 Gallons.
  • Energy star models.
  • Excellent Warranties.

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  • Wide range of water heaters from basic to multi-purpose combination tanks for radiant floors.
  • Option from 30 to 120 Gallons.
  • Various Energy Star rated models.
  • Excellent warranty coverage on all models.

We Service Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

Whether you have a traditional hot water tank, or a tankless water heater, Advanced HVAC is fully certified, licensed and insured to provide water heater maintenance for you. These very different types of water heater come with the potential for very different issues, so it is important that your HVAC technician knows what to look for in each type of system when performing maintenance. With over 100 years of combined experience in water heater maintenance, Advanced HVAC is Ottawa’s top choice for keeping your hot water tank, or tankless water heater in top working condition.

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Water Heater Maintenance
Saves You Money

Having regular maintenance performed on your water heater will help keep your hard-earned money in your pocket. By keeping your water heater in working order, you drastically reduce the chances of your water heater breaking down. In turn, this reduces your chances of having to pay for costly repair services, or pay to have the water heater replaced. As is the case with any water heater, eventually it will reach the end of it’s lifespan and need to be replaced. Regular maintenance services help to keep your water heater running for as long as possible. Better yet, our experienced technicians can notify you well in advance that your water heater needs to be replaced. That way, you can have time to plan for the expense associated with replacing your water heater, instead of having to scramble to replace it when it breaks and is not repairable. If you’re ready to get the most out of your home water heater, then contact Advanced HVAC today! We would be happy to serve you.






Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to service my hot water tank?2022-01-05T15:53:18-04:00

It depends on manufacturer specifications and the mineral content of your water. Different manufacturers have different requirements for servicing and maintenance work to keep the hot water tank working efficiently and to help protect your warranty.

We recommend flushing your hot water tank roughly every 6 months. Depending on the mineral content of your local water supply, you may need to do it even more often. Contact our team to help with your hot water tank questions and servicing needs!

Why is my hot water tank making noise?2022-01-05T15:53:17-04:00

A noisy hot water tank can make a variety of different sounds – maybe a rumble, sizzling, pops, or a constant hum. Some of the unusual sounds that your hot water tank makes could be from some of the following problems:

  • Poor water flow
  • Accumulation of mineral deposits
  • Leaks
  • Faulty heating element

If you’re experiencing any of these sounds and aren’t sure what the cause is, you should call the professionals. Our team can help assess the problem with your hot water tank and provide an affordable and effective solution. Contact us today!

Why is my hot water tank leaking?2021-01-13T18:04:35-04:00

Sometimes hot water tanks can leak. At times it is possible to identify the source of the leak but other times you’ll just notice a puddle of water underneath it with no real idea of what the issue really is. If water is spraying from pipes near the water heater or flooding from the water heater itself, there is probably an issue with the water pressure in the pipes or from the tank. If this is the case, immediately turn off the valve on the supply side of the leak to cut the water. Sometimes the leaks are due to corrosion in the hot water tank itself, as hot water tanks have a limited lifespan. Sometimes leaks occur from electric water heater’s heating element gaskets and require maintenance. If you are experiencing leaks in your hot water heater, contact us today.

How long do hot water tanks last?2021-01-13T18:03:25-04:00

How long a hot water tank lasts depends on a few factors such as the specific model used, how heavily it was used, and how well it was maintained. Generally, traditional hot water tanks can be expected to last from 8 to 12 years. If you are unsure how old your hot water tank is, check out its serial number. In the upper part of the water heater you will be able to find the serial number. The letter stands for the month and are in chronological order – A for January, B for February, C for March etc. The next two numbers indicate the year it was manufactured in. So, a serial number beginning in C19 would have been made in March 2019. If you believe it is time to replace your hot water tank, contact us today. We can help determine if your hot water tank needs replacing.

When is a hot water heater recommended over a tankless water heater?2023-08-28T13:04:53-04:00

While many people are opting for tankless water heaters for their Ottawa homes, for some people hot water tanks remain the best solution. The main reasons people choose to remain with a hot water tank system over a tankless system are:

  • Lower up-front costs: Compared to tankless water heaters, hot water tanks are cheaper to install up-front.
  • Hot water tanks deliver heated water faster: Because the water is already heated in the tank, it does not need even a second to heat up.
  • They deliver more consistent water temperature: This is especially true when multiple water outlets are being used at the same time.
  • They provide hot water during power outages: Electric tankless water heaters cannot provide hot water during power outages. Hot water tanks will be able to deliver heated water during an outage.
What advancements have been made with hot water tanks?2023-08-28T13:05:44-04:00

In older versions of gas storage water heaters, less than 50% of the fuel energy reached the point of use, meaning a very substantial waste of natural resources and your money. In recent years there have been dramatic improvements in the efficiency of hot water tanks, improving their efficiency and reducing the amount of energy wasted. The most efficient models of hot water tanks are energy star rated models, which are held to a high standard of efficiency. Some hot water tanks are now designed to pair with radiant floor heating, allowing for some of the most efficient and comfortable heating solutions for your home. If you want to take advantage of the advancements in hot water tank technology, contact Advanced HVAC today. We will discuss the options with no pressure to buy.


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