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Hot water tanks are in high demand! Everyone loves their hot water and hot water tanks are the ones responsible for providing us with that day in and day out. The decreasing lifespan of hot water tanks, innovation of new tankless water heaters and increase in new homes all lead to the increase in demand for hot water tanks.

With this blog, Mr. Swirl will let you know the best ways to save a little extra cash when it comes to hot water tanks.

 

Avoid the Price Increase on Hot Water Tanks in the Lower Mainland

 

If you’re reading this in June 2021, and you live in the lower mainland now is the time to purchase a new hot water tank! Manufacturers have alerted Mr. Swirl that their price of hot water tanks will be rising by 9% on July 1st, 2021. This price increase on hot water tanks is unavoidable to Mr. Swirl as the manufacturers are raising this price due to various economic factors including Covid-19. If you purchase a new hot water tank in June 2021 you will avoid this increase in the price of hot water tanks and could save up to $288. Better yet, for the month of June 2021, Mr. Swirl, the Friendly Plumber will be waving our $78 call-out fee. So, if you live in the lower mainland, whether it’s Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Burnaby or anywhere surrounding, Mr. Swirl has you covered. You can save up to $366 on a hot water tank in June 2021.

 

Choose the Right Hot Water Tank For You

 

Hot water tanks come in all different sizes and models and picking the right one for you is ultimately important to save you money upfront and in the long run. The three main styles of hot water tanks are electric hot water tanks, gas hot water tanks, and tankless water heaters.

 

Electric Hot Water Tanks

 

Choosing an electric hot water tank is likely your best option if you have relatively low hot water usage or live in a smaller home. Electric hot water tanks are smaller in size and do not require venting which takes lots of space. Electric hot water tanks can end up costing slightly more for monthly electricity compared to gas, however, the installation costs will be significantly lower. With smaller homes in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam or Surrey electric hot water tanks are very popular choices for their convience and cost.

 

Gas Hot Water Tanks

 

Choosing a gas hot water tank is another very popular choice in the lower mainland. A gas hot water tank is likely your best option if you live in a bigger home and use lots of hot water. They’re also a great investment for long-term homes as gas hot water tanks are more reliable and have a longer lifetime than electric hot water tanks. Because gas hot water tanks require proper venting and are large in size, there initial cost will be higher than electric hot water tanks. However, the cost benefits of gas hot water tanks is that they last a long time and will cost slightly lower per month depending on usage than electric hot water tanks.

 

Tankless Water Heaters

 

Choosing a tankless water heater is a great option if you use a low amount of hot water in a long-term home or business. Tankless water heaters don’t quite have the same capability for high usage like electric or gas hot water tanks, but they are still a great option. Tankless water heaters will have a high initial cost since they have lots of technical elements but they have a great lifetime. They are also very efficient and will help save money on your monthly bill. Mr. Swirl highly recommends tankless water heaters for saving money in the long run, but only if you don’t require a medium to large amount of hot water daily.

 

What Size Hot Water Tank Should I Buy?

 

Another big factor to choosing the right hot water tank for your wallet is the size. A hot water tank that’s too small will be overworked and use too much gas or electricity and a hot water tank that is too small will waste gas or electricity. Refer to this guide to pick the best hot water tank size for you:

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Lower the Thermostat Temperature

 

We’ve all gotten into the shower and been scorched by the hot water that is just way too hot. What if there was a way to avoid that, that would also save you money? There is! You can actually lower the temperature of your thermostat so that your hot water tank is not wasting energy heating water to a temperature that nobody needs anyway. Lowering the thermostat temperature on your hot water tank will save you money in the long run! If you need help lowering your thermostat temperature, call a friendly Mr. Swirl plumber in Maple Ridge or Coquitlam today!

 

Replace your Hot Water Tank

 

A hot water tank replacement is a big commitment and one that seems like it would set us back a pretty penny. Well yes, the initial cost of a hot water tanks does take some commitment however, when you look at the long run replacing your hot water tank could save you hundreds. Old hot water tanks are inefficient, waste energy and cost you more money because of it! Replace your hot water tank sooner rather than later before prices increase and you waste money on your monthly bills.

 

Repair Leaks in your Hot Water Tank

 

Even if you have a small unnoticeable leak in your hot water tank, its costing you money! Small leaks let cold air in and hot water out which means more energy spent and higher monthly bills. Get your hot water tank assessed for leaks and any leaks repaired by Mr. Swirl now!

 

Hot Water Tank Timers

 

Even when everyone in your house is asleep, your hot water tank is not! Hot water tanks are always working and always consuming a small amount of energy. Unfortunately turning your hot water tank on and off isn’t as simple as a light switch but there is still a way. Hot water tank timers can be installed and set to have your hot water tank shut off in the middle of the night or maybe for a long period of time when you’re on vacation. Hot water tank timers are great and can save you tons of money in the long run! Mr. Swirl can install a hot water tank timer for you today to save you tons of money tomorrow!

 

Start saving money on hot water tanks with Mr. Swirl today! If you follow even just one of these tips, you could start saving a lot of money. You can also have a friendly Mr. Swirl plumber assess your hot water tank and come up with the most highly tailored recommendation to save money on your hot water tank. Mr. Swirl services the whole Lower Mainland including but not limited to: Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission, Port Coquitlam, Langley, Coquitlam, Surrey, New Westminster, Burnaby, Port Moody and Vancouver.  So wherever you are in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley or Greater Vancouver Area, Mr. Swirl can save you money on your hot water tank now!

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