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Water Heaters and Hot Water Tanks in Nanaimo and Across Vancouver Island

Hot water is a necessity for every home on Vancouver Island. Lack of a proper hot water supply can cause disruptions in your daily routine. Hot water tanks and tankless water heaters ensure a smooth supply of hot water if properly installed and serviced. Strategic Mechanical Services offers top-notch heating system installation and maintenance services. We understand that some heating systems can consume a high amount of electricity and can suggest ways to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of your water heating system. Whether you’re looking to upgrade old appliances or have your system serviced, our fully licensed technicians are ready and waiting to get the job done. Contact Strategic Mechanical Services today if you require our services across 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 Strategic Mechanical Services.


Signs You Require a New Water Heater

We understand how much you rely on your water heater for hot water supply. Any problems with it can disrupt your routine, and cause you inconvenience and discomfort. While you can turn to us for repairs, in some cases a replacement is the only option. The following are some signs which indicate that it might be time to invest in a new water heater:

  • Rusty water: Do you find rusty water coming out of your hot water taps? This is a sign the water pipes and the inside of your tank are corroding and muddying your water.

  • Insufficient hot water: Over time, water heaters can lose their efficiency. This means that they are not able to produce enough hot water to match your consumption.

  • Leakage: Leakages in any kind of appliance are a sign of trouble. While in some cases they can be repaired, it almost always indicates the need for a replacement.

  • Strange noises: Do you often hear cracking, rumbling, popping or any other strange noise from your water heater? It is possible that your heater is malfunctioning.

  • Age: Water heaters can become inefficient because of usage over time. If your water heater is older than 10 years and requires repairs frequently, you should consider a replacement.

  • Energy bills: Inefficient water heaters use more energy than required to produce hot water. This can drive up your energy bills, and the only way to prevent this is to get a newer, more energy-efficient model.


Would you like to learn more about our water heaters and hot water tanks in Nanaimo and the rest of Vancouver Island? Please get in touch. Besides this, we also provide plumbing services.

Contact Us

You don’t want your heating system to be disrupted due to improper installation or services. That is why you need to hire a professional contractor like Strategic Mechanical Services to handle the task properly. We have licensed technicians who can install hot water tanks as well as tankless water heaters promptly in Nanaimo. In addition to water tank installation and repair services, we also offer emergency services to fix broken pipes or clogged drains promptly. Call us today to book a consultation with our technicians.

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We can install hot water tanks and service your heating systems on time in Nanaimo.

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