Commercial Water Heater Maintenance Is Important Too

Commercial Water Heater Maintenance Is Important Too

Although we talk about the importance of maintenance to your residential water heater, commercial is just as important, so don’t forget about it! From understanding lifespan, volume, efficiency and repairs, we’ve got all the tips covered for you.

Having hot water for businesses, condos, and apartments is extremely important, as it’s required by law for safety reasons. Let the experts help you avoid potential legal issues by having your water heater run to its full potential using our checklist below.

Be Sure To Check The Lifespan 

Much like residential water heaters, commercial water heaters also have a lifespan. Although replacing a water heater can be a hassle and expensive, that’s why we offer commercial rental by taking this pressure off of you. 

Keep in mind that commercial water heaters have a lifespan of 15-20 years with proper professional maintenance. Be sure to check out our guide to know how long you’ve had your water heater, so you aren’t left guessing. If you require, be sure to contact us to help assist you with further inspection and water heater. 

    Volume Is Important Too

    From the get-go, you should consult with an expert to ensure your water heater volume will be efficient to supply the building. If a unit is too small, it will not supply enough hot water for all the buildings. Along with size, if a hot water unit is not receiving regular maintenance, it has the possibility for sediment build-up which reduces the amount of water inside. Due to this, the amount of hot water flowing through the pipes with decrease which can cause legality issues. If you need assistance with a consult or maintenance, contact us right away. 

    Efficiency Is Everything  

    Commercial water heaters can use a lot of energy, leaving your power bill high when it’s not running to its full potential. To avoid any buildups or efficiency issues, be sure to have it maintained by an expert regularly. When you rent from Reliance Heath Water Heaters, we offer free maintenance so you can save money for what really matters. Contact us today to book an appointment or to learn more.

    Don’t Forget Minor Repairs  

    Minor repairs can be a pain and something that can typically wait but putting them off for too long can cause things to get worse, which we want to help you avoid. If you ever run across a minor issue, don’t wait and contact us today to have it checked out right away to help save you money and legal issues down the road. 

    Contact Us 

    No matter your water heater needs, Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals is here to help. Whether you require maintenance, a consult, or assistance, be sure to take advantage of talking to our experts. Remember, when you rent from us, you receive free maintenance, which in turn can save you some dough in the long run. For more information, be sure to contact us today. 

    Should I Rent Or Buy My Water Heater?

    Should I Rent Or Buy My Water Heater?

    The average lifespan of a water heater in Regina is about 3 to 5 years, a little more if you maintain it properly and get annual inspections. Curious about if renting or buying is the right option for you? We’ll help you figure it out!

    Bradford White Water Heaters

    We rent gas and electric water heaters for both residential and commercial use. Our preferred brand is Bradford White because of its high-quality product and proven efficiency. They are easy to install in tight spots with a zero-clearance requirement for sides and back – perfect for condos or if you want a little more usable space. Bradford White water heaters use efficient and clean combustion on all models and sizes, meeting or exceeding emission regulations. Finally, they use the highest BTUs for more hot water on demand and a quicker recovery so you get hot water when you want it.

    Some other features of Bradford White:

        • Hydrojet Total Performance System is a high-efficiency, high-deliverability, and highly effective self-cleaning system.
        • Proven burner design that provides many years of trouble-free operation to keep costs and problems at a minimum.
        • Uses the world’s best glass tank lining – Vitraglass.
        • CombiCor gas-fired heaters are great for both residential water and space heating.

    The Cost to Maintain

    A water heater is crucial to keep your water hot and keep you and your family comfortable. Water heaters use several advanced technologies to keep your water hot efficiently so you can save time and money. Maintenance should be done by a professional to ensure everything is running smoothly.

    If you buy a water heater, the purchase and installation will cost approximately $1,500 depending on the style and type of water heater you choose. That’s just getting it in your house. Regular maintenance, to avoid purchasing a new one before your mortgage renewal, is another added cost. You can expect at least $150 for service. But if it breaks down, you are looking at hundreds of dollars more (and potentially the additional cost of a plumber if there is a water leak) to get your water heater repaired including the cost of labour and parts.

    When you rent with Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals, you pay one annual fee for your water heater and you do not pay for anything else! No installation fees, no service fees, and no repair fees. It’s all included as part of your rental. 

    That means your routine maintenance is included. We do this annually to make sure your water heater is working trouble-free as much as possible. We repeat: service calls and maintenance visits are free of charge. We perform a thorough 12-point inspection of the critical parts of your water heater every year and if yours is showing signs of wear, we take care of everything including parts, repairs, and upgrades.

    Rent or Buy?

    RENT

    BUY

    Annual Rental Fee

    Typically $25/month

    paid annually

    N/A

    Purchase Cost

    Included

    $1,200

    Installation Fees

    Included

    Additional

    $300+

    Regular Maintenance Cost

    Included

    Additional

    $150+ each visit

    Service Calls

    Included

    Additional

    Hourly wage for labour. 

    Extra charge for 

    holidays/after-hours

    Repairs

    Included

    Additional 

    plus parts cost

    Product

    Not owned by you

    Owned by you

    If hassle-free and peace of mind are what sounds good to you, renting is the best option. Avoid costly repair bills and labour costs by renting from Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals. Call us today to get started!

    Signs You Need A New Water Heater

    Signs You Need A New Water Heater

    Replacing a water heater can be a daunting task, but that’s why we’re here to help provide you with easy and convenient service from start to finish. Why buy, when you can rent! If you’re suspicious of your water heater becoming run down, here’s a list of signs that its time for a replacement.

    There’s A Leak 

    If you notice a leak underneath or by your water heater it may be time to replace it. Be sure to quickly inspect where the water source is coming from to rule out any loose pipes or fittings. If you’re unsure of the leak source and severity, be sure to contact us to help assist you with further inspection and water heater replacement.

    Your Water Comes Out Rusty

    If the water in your home comes out rusty or metallic when you turn on your taps, your water heater might need replacing. Be sure to test this to ensure it’s not your pipes by very carefully (caution: hot water!) draining three buckets of water from the tank. If by the third bucket, the water is still rusty or metallic, it is a sign that your water heater is rotting from the inside. If you need replacing or assistance assessing the rust source, contact us right away.

    Your Unit Makes A Lot of Sound 

    If your water heater is not serviced regularly, it can begin collecting a buildup of sediment in the tank. Once there is a solid buildup, it can create a rumbling sound as your water heater is trying to work. This buildup can also cause leaks over time, deteriorating your water heater faster than expected. If you’re experiencing this, be sure to book a maintenance appointment with us so that we can assess the severity of the situation.

    It’s 10 Years or Older 

    A water heater’s lifetime is around ten years depending on how often you get it serviced and the type of care it has received. If your water heater is approaching or past its ten-year mark, we suggest exploring new options. Rather than buy, consider renting and save yourself some hassle – did we mention we offer free maintenance? 

    Unsure about how old your water heater is? Be sure to check the install label’s date or check the serial number. 

    Contact Us

    No matter your water heater needs, Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals is here to help. Along with having the relief of renting your unit, rather than outright buying it, we provide you with free-of-charge maintenance and service. For more information, be sure to contact us today.

    The Benefits of a Bradford White Water Heater

    The Benefits of a Bradford White Water Heater

    We offer only rent the best water heaters on the market to ensure the best user experience. Our range of Bradford White water heaters allows you to select the option that will best suit your needs whether you’re in need of a residential or commercial system.

     

    Water Heaters

    At Reliance, we offer both electric and gas Bradford White water heaters to provide you with an option that best suits your needs. Each system type runs differently from one another to provide you with hot water in your home. 

    Gas water heaters work by having cold water flow into the tank, which is then heated by a gas burner. This form brings extremely hot gas into the middle of the chimney in the tank. Once the chimney is hot, the gas will then flow out and will slowly heat the water. As the hot water rises in the tank, it begins to flow through the pipes of your home. 

    Electric water heaters essentially work the same as a gas water heater with the water being heated, rising to the top of the tank and then flowing through the pipes of your home. The only major difference between the two is that the water is heated using electric elements, thus the heater must be plugged into a power supply.

     

    Why We Use Bradford White

    We believe that Bradford White is the best water heater for our customers, as they’re one of the most technologically advanced lines of water heaters in the world. With Bradford White as our supplier, we’re able to offer both gas and electric water heaters for commercial and residential use. Some benefits to our water heaters are: 

    • Uses the highest British thermal unit for more hot water and quicker recovery.
    • Requires zero clearance, which means the heater can be installed in tight spots.
    • Features The Hydrojet Total Performance System, which is a high efficiency, high deliverability, and highly effective self-cleaning system.
    • Features a proven burner design that provides many years of trouble-free operation.
    • Efficient and clean combustion on all models and sizes.
    • Features Vitraglass, the world’s best glass tank lining.
    • Resettable thermal switch.
    • Uses a brass drain tap in place of a plastic drain tap.
    • CombiCor gas-fired Bradford White heaters are used for both residential water and space heating.
    • Can be installed on a combustible floor.
    • Uses the finest materials and parts from around the world to ensure the most reliable and efficient water heaters. 
    • New and improved energy efficiency and long-lasting units. 
    • Built for safe operations to help protect you and your family. 

    All of the benefits truly make a difference for your home and allow you to have comfort knowing you’re using the best. We offer a range of Bradford White water heaters rentals to provide you with a selection that will best meet your needs. Whether you’re a company, a family or single, we’ve got you covered to ensure your water is always heated.

    Contact Us

    No matter your water heater or softener needs, Reliance Heath Water Heater Rentals is here to help. Along with having the relief of renting your unit, rather than outright buying it, we provide you with free-of-charge maintenance and service. For more information, be sure to contact us today and take advantage of any offers we may have.

    5 Ways To Reduce Your Water Heater Bill

    5 Ways To Reduce Your Water Heater Bill

    Say Goodbye to Steep Water Bills

    As the reality of winter begins to set in it’s tempting to want to take that extra hot bath and extend your morning shower, if only for a few seconds longer before you have to go out and brave the cold. But when all is said and done, you may end up paying the price when you receive your hot water bill next month! 

    Luckily, Reliance Heath has a few ideas on how you can save some extra money come next month! Check out the top 5 tips to reduce your water heater bill. 

    1) Fill Up Your Dishwasher

    It’s tempting to want to start that half-full dishwasher simply because you want to “get it out of the way.” However, ensuring that you fully load your dishwasher every time you run it can save you loads of money every month. 

    According to Energy Star, if you are preparing at least two meals a day for a family of four, you could save more than 75% in energy and water costs by running your dishwasher instead of hand washing your dishes.
    Ensure maximum dish space by loading your dishwasher in the most efficient way possible.

    2) Check For Leaks

    You’d be surprised just how much water gets wasted when you leave a leak running without properly fixing it. From dripping showerheads to leaking faucets, over 10,000 gallons of water is wasted in a home over the course of a year. Save money and time spent on fixing costly leaks by regularly checking your faucets. 

    3) Fill the Tub Halfway

    Trying to beat the winter blues by taking a few extra baths here and there? Although showers prove to be a much more efficient way of saving water, a bath is an enjoyable and relaxing way to end the day. 

    The next time you go to take your bath fill the tub just over halfway to save up to 12 gallons of water per bath! Every time you fill the tub you’re looking at using roughly 70 gallons of water! Saving 12 gallons of water a few times a week can add up over time! 

    4) Do Full Loads of Laundry

    Stop doing those 3-4 half loads of laundry every week and save water by planning to do 1-2 full loads of laundry! Plan ahead and strategically do your loads of laundry twice per week to save over 30 gallons of water per week and reduce your water heater bill! 

    • Cold washes are also a great way to avoid using unnecessary amounts of hot water!

    5) Use Energy-Efficient Products

    Using Energy Star-rated products, whether it be for your dishwasher, laundry machine, etc. is an amazing and sneaky way to reduce your water bill costs in the long run. 

    • An Energy Star dishwasher typically costs $35 per year to run and can save you up to 3,870 gallons of water throughout its lifetime.
    • Energy Star rated washing machines use 6 fewer gallons of water per use compared to standard washers for a total of 1,800 gallons of water saved per year. 

    Save Your Money

    When it comes down to it, saving money on your monthly water bill is the main goal. By implementing one or a number of these tips, you could see a notable decrease in your overall spendings, contributing to a significant decrease over time! Get ready to reduce your water heater bill and save some dollars! 

    Have questions or concerns? Our team is just one quick phone call away

    Connect with us and let us take care of all your water heater needs! 

    Why Am I Running Out Of Hot Water?

    Why Am I Running Out Of Hot Water?

    No More Hot Water? 

    We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of your much needed glorious hot shower after a long and tiring day and suddenly, as if out of nowhere a flood of piercingly cold water comes rushing through the shower head! “AHH” you scream as you try to maneuver your way out of the danger zone! You wait it out for a few seconds…..sometimes longer before it passes and you can get back to your lather and rinse. At this point you’re probably thinking one of three things (or maybe even a combination of these): 

    1. WOW, that was seriously cold!
    2. That’s the second time that’s happened this week! 
    3. Why the heck does this keep happening? 

    Rest assured, we get it, we’ve been there and we can help! There are a few main reasons why this is happening and we can provide some helpful tips to avoid any screaming cold showers in the future! 

    Excessive Hot Water Use

    The first and most sometimes most common culprit resulting in lack of hot water is water usage. Particularly hot water over usage. Having your long hot shower right after you’ve cleaned up the kitchen from dinner and started the dishwasher may not be the best idea. Similarly, tossing those dirty gym clothes into the laundry machine right before your post-workout shower also won’t bode well in your favour. Being cognizant of when you’re using significant amounts of hot water and staggering those times so that your water heater has the appropriate amount of time needed to filter in new water and heat it will be pivotal in avoiding another cold shower blunder! 

    There are also a couple of other helpful tips that we can provide to ensure that you’re making the absolute most out of your hot water! 

    1. Shorter Showers: Take shorter showers. The average shower usually lasts about 8.2 minutes, using 17.2 gallons of water. We know it’s easy to lose track of time singing along to your favourite playlist in the shower, but cutting that number down by 1-3 minutes can significantly reduce your hot water usage, energy consumption and your overall monthly water bill.  
    2. Load it up: Instead of tossing in a quick small load of laundry or popping in the 10 odd dirty dishes and cutlery, wait until you have full loads to run the dishwasher and the laundry machine. By doing so, you’re saving large amounts of hot water in the long run. 

    Tank Size

    Your water heater tank size could be another glaring indication of why your hot water keeps running out. As a general rule of thumb

    Small Tank: A 50-60 gallon tank is sufficient for one to three people. 

    Medium Tank: An 80 gallon tank is great for three to four people.

    Large Tank: An 80+ gallon tank is best suited for four to six people.

    If the size of your water tank doesn’t properly align with the amount of people in your household it could be the answer as to why you keep running out of hot water! It may be time for a water heater upgrade

    Inefficient Elements

    Have an electric heater and you’re continuously running out of hot water although you monitor and manage your usage? This may be an indication that a heating element in your water heater isn’t functioning properly. Electric water heaters typically have two heating elements. If one is burnt out, it significantly reduces the functionality and overall amount of hot water in your tank. Elements can stop working for various reasons: they may be burnt out or mineralization and build of could have occurred. We won’t be able to determine the problem until we come out and assess your water heater. 

    Reliance to the Rescue

    We’re here to get to the bottom of why you keep running out of hot water! At Reliance Heath, ensuring that you and your family are well equipped with all the hot water that you need, 365 days of the year is our top priority. Our team of trusted experts is just one phone call away! We’ll be out to assess your water heater and provide a recommended course of action! Say goodbye to cold water!