Water heater installation - Water heater installation and replacement

The water heater, or “hot water tank”, is a very important part of any infrastructure frequented by humans. As one can imagine, hot water is crucial for everyday activities (shower) in a residential home and even in commercial spaces (bathroom).

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Getting the appliance is one thing. Ensuring that the installation of your water heater complies with good safety practices and that the equipment purchased is at its peak performance and durability is another. Moreover, the installation of water heaters is governed by standards contained in the Quebec Construction Code for safety reasons.

The professionals at Plomberie Pro Drain make sure that your new water heater is installed according to the standards in order to respect the construction code. They also make sure that the appliance chosen corresponds to the needs of your home. Our plumbers specialize in all types of plumbing.

We have in-home plumbers in Montreal and surrounding areas, South Shore or North Shore. Our experts are available for all your needs: unblocking pipes or drains, installing a pipe or a plumbing fixture, replacing an old water heater, repairing faucets or water leaks, installing a re-entry system, changing a drain or a galvanized coop or pex pipe or finding solutions to eliminate humidity.

Water heater replacement

Perhaps you are in a renovation project that is changing the water heater? If so, you simply need a team of specialists for a replacement!

Our team can also do a simple water heater replacement. We dispose of water heaters after a replacement quickly and safely: doing a hot water tank replacement can be dangerous for someone who is not trained. Call on experienced plumbers to replace your water heater!

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After how many years should I replace my water heater?

The usual lifespan of a water heater is between 10 and 15 years. In some municipalities where water hardness or mineral concentration is higher, the life of your water heater may be shortened.

Factors such as water quality, maintenance and installation affect the life of a water heater. It is recommended that you seek expert advice when replacing or installing a new unit to maximize its durability. In fact, if the installation is done by an expert plumber, some companies that sell water heaters may extend the manufacturer’s warranty.

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Pro-Drain plumbers have the experience and equipment to handle any possible project involving your water heater. We listen to your needs and offer fast, efficient service tailored to your needs and requests.

Water Heater Installation

The effective installation of a water heater requires special expertise. Just like removing an old hot water tank, it is a job that requires advanced knowledge of plumbing and electricity.

Our team has all the knowledge and expertise necessary to serve you and install your water heater quickly. We are also able to install instantaneous and thermodynamic water heaters.

How to maintain a water heater?

Like any household appliance, water heaters need regular maintenance in order to operate safely and efficiently. In addition, maintenance can extend the life of the appliance and help prevent unexpected leaks. Consult an expert to determine the maintenance required.

Of all the services available on the market, choose certified plumbers with many years of experience in the field. Pro-Drain offers professional, safe, fast and efficient service at competitive prices. Our experts will help you maximize the life of your water heater.

How do I know if my water heater needs to be replaced?

The following signs may alert you to the need to replace your current water heater: 

  • The temperature of the water is not as hot as it used to be
  • The amount of hot water your unit delivers has decreased
  • There is a puddle of water near the unit
  • Your water heater is wet
  • There is rust in the bottom of the unit
  • The hot water is not as clear or is slightly tinted

Water Heater and Insurance – Pay Attention! 

Pay attention to your insurance policy: some insurers may not pay you for water damage if your water heater is too old or if maintenance has not been done regularly.

How long does it take to complete a water heater installation?

Normally, a certified plumber should be able to complete the installation of your new tank in 2-3 hours unless unforeseen complications arise. Here are the installation steps:

  • Remove the old water heater. This step takes 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Set up your new unit. This step takes about 30 minutes.
  • Connect the system. This step takes 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Test and adjust the settings.
  • Before leaving, we make sure to clean the place and leave it as we found it. The floor is wiped down and clean, without any scratch marks.

How much does it cost to install a water heater?

The cost of installing a water heater depends on several factors:

  1. The model and type of water heater (see below for details);
  2. The capacity (in gallons) of the water heater;
  3. The location of the water heater;
  4. The complexity of the water heater installation, which will affect the time required (see above);
  5. The price of fuel in the area.
For example, if you want a Giant, John Wood or Bradford White electric water heater, the whole package (including the installation of the water heater) can cost between $750 and $3,500. 

What is the cost of a water heater replacement?

The type of water heater, as well as its location in the home, size, type of venting system and materials used, all affect the price. The cost of a water heater replacement is also influenced by the climate and fuel prices in the area where the home is located.

At Pro-Drain, our experts work around your schedule, which is why our services are available 24/7. All of your plumbing projects are in good hands, and you can trust us for high-quality work at all times.

What are the different types of water heaters?

There are several types of water heaters that change the temperature of your water from different energy sources. Some water heaters are more environmentally friendly than others. Contact our expert plumbers to learn more about the positives of each water heater. Whatever you choose, we can install it!

The Electric Water Heater

The electric water heater is the most commonly used water heater in Quebec homes. The electric water heater heats cold water through a dip tube using heating elements inside your tank. The hot water is then moved throughout your home through the heating pipe. You can choose the capacity of your water tank (40 gallons, 60 gallons, etc.).

The tankless water heater

These units run on gas or electricity. As the name implies, the tankless water heater raises the temperature of the water based on demand. It heats only the amount of water needed instead of continuously heating a full tank.

The thermodynamic water heater

The thermodynamic water heater is an innovative option that is also more expensive initially, but will save you electricity in the medium term, so it is a solution that many people are considering.

This device is equipped with a storage tank and a heat pump. It uses the energy contained in the air to heat the storage tank. This has the added benefit that the majority of your hot water is absolutely free!

If you’re not sure which type of water heater is best for your home, contact Pro-Drain and our experts will come out and assess your property and needs to offer you the best solution.

A team of experts at your service

For all your plumbing needs, don’t hesitate to call on the experts at Pro-Drain. With over 18 years of experience, we have the expertise to provide you with a quick and efficient solution.

Pro-Drain Plumbing’s services come with a minimum 2-year labor warranty. We offer personalized services for all your residential, commercial or industrial projects.

Our water heater installation, repair and replacement services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet your needs. If you experience any difficulties with the water heater after installation, contact us for a quick analysis and solution to your problems! Trust your plumbing contractor for the best efficiency!

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