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Water Heaters

Comfortec in Red Deer installs and repairs hot water tank and tankless water heaters. Call us for fast service when your hot water supply is not providing you with enough hot water needed in your home.

With expert water heater sizing, installation and maintenance your water heater will provide enough hot water and will have maximum efficiency and a longer lifespan.

Because water heaters can vary considerably with energy consumption you should take a few things into consideration to find what works best for your home. In fact the least expensive water heater could end up costing more in the long run to operate and maintain depending on many factors. We’ll try and break down some of the information to help you make the best decision.

In year’s past when a water heater failed it was a simple decision to simply replacing the tank. Today thanks to technological advancements and energy efficient improvements and products there is a lot more to consider.

tank versus tankless water heaters

Size and Installation

Of course the obvious important consideration for selecting a water heater is size. A conventional hot water tank is running on a 24 hour cycle to keep the water hot when needed. A tank that is too large will needlessly increase your energy usage via standby heat loss; water heated even when your hot water taps are off.

Proper installation will also maximize energy efficiency for your water heater. It’s recommended your water heater be installed by a qualified heating contractor or plumber.

Water Heater Types

Conventional Hot Water Tanks

The most common water heater in Red Deer are conventional natural gas storage tank heaters. The reason for their popularity is they are less expensive when compared to newer tankless water heaters.

The average lifespan for hot water tank is 10-15 years. Read the owners manual for maintenance recommendations to maximize its efficiency and lifecycle.

Hot water tank heaters store hot water and as such there is stand by heat loss when there isn’t a demand for hot water. You can reduce wasted energy by choosing a model with heavily insulated tanks with insulating R-values of R-12 to R-25.

Tank sizes range from 20 - 80 gallons, but remember you should choose a tank that meets, not exceeds, your typical hot water requirements.

a tankless water heater and conventional water heater
Conventional and tankless water heaters

Tankless Water Tanks

As the name suggests this unit doesn’t store water but rather it heats water on demand, theoretically allowing for endless amounts of hot water when needed. The purchase price is higher than a conventional water tank but they can save significant money on energy.

The average lifespan for a tankless water heater is 20 years but they feature replaceable parts that can further extend its operation.

Because tankless water heaters only heat water when needed there isn’t any energy wasted. A typical family can save $100 or more every year with an ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heater, according to research by ENERGY STAR®. Consumer Reports estimates savings of $70-$80 per year.

Get Money Back

Rebates of up to $1000 are available for the installation of a new ENERGY STAR® tankless hot water heater. We can provide more details and guide you through the process when applying for a rebate.
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Comfortec is a participating contractor for Alberta's Home Improvement Rebate

One more advantage for tankless systems is that they require much less space to occupy in your utility room. The average size is approximately 17 x 13 x 27 inches and they take up about 80% less space than conventional tank systems.

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Conventional natural gas storage tank
tankless water heater
Tankless water heater


We have financing available for water heater replacements.

Financing for hot water heaters

If you need a hot water heater we offer fast and simple financing featuring competitive rates and flexible plans to choose from.

You can also receive up to $1,000.00 back from Alberta's Home Improvement Rebate when choosing an Energy Star® tankless hot water heater.

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