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Hot Water Tanks and Water Heaters in Nanaimo and Vancouver Island

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How Do Hot Water Tanks Work?

Tank-style water heaters are usually powered by gas or electricity. They typically include three pipes for water transfer: one for bringing in the cold water, a safety valve for releasing the water from the tank if temperature or pressure crosses the safety limits, and one pipe for moving the hot water out. The cold water pipe transports water to the bottom of the tank, where the heating components are positioned and heated. As the water warms, it climbs to the top of the tank, where the hot water pipe removes it on demand. When hot water isn't used, it sits in the tank, which is constantly heated. There may be a delay if the hot water is depleted, and you may have to wait for the tank to get refilled.

Tankless Water Heaters vs Hot Water Tanks

Hot Water On Demand, or Tankless Water Heaters, provide nearly an endless supply of hot water. It is a great solution for a multi-person family home. They also provide huge energy cost savings. However, their upfront investment is a lot more than traditional Hot Water Tanks. A new Hot Water Tank is more affordable when it comes to new installation. There are a few things to consider when looking at a new Hot Water Tank: what is the fuel source? How much water will be used? How much room do you have for the new unit? These are all questions our team of experts can help you with when you are determining the right solution for you, your home, and your family. We will work with you and your budget. Give us a call to book some time with one of our technicians today.

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Planning to convert your water heater to a tankless model? Before making a choice, know why it is a valuable upgrade for any home:

  • Energy-efficient: Unlike traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters heat only as much water as needed. By heating water on-demand, tankless water heaters can reduce energy use by 24 to 34 percent compared to traditional water heater tanks.
  • Lower utility bills: Since tankless water heaters are energy efficient, they can also lower your utility bills. They conserve almost 27 to 50 percent more energy than traditional tank models.
  • Easy maintenance: Traditional water heaters usually require annual maintenance, and in some regions, they need to be serviced every six months. In comparison, tankless water heaters require very little upkeep. Depending on your usage and the quality of your water supply, they can perform optimally for an extended period.

Investing in a tankless water heater is a big financial decision, so it’s important to understand all the facts before you make up your mind. If you have any questions about how to install or repair hot water tanks and tankless water heaters in Nanaimo and Vancouver Island, get in touch with us.


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Strategic Mechanical

704 Fitzwilliam Street,

Nanaimo, BC V9R 3B6

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Servicing Vancouver Island


  • Greater Victoria

  • Mill Bay/Shawnigan Lake

  • Duncan

  • Chemainus/Ladysmith

  • Nanaimo

  • Parksville/Qualicum

  • Port Alberni

  • Courtenay/Comox

  • Campbell River


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