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FAQ

 

 

Hot water heaters have become a necessity for many people in North America today.  The standard size hot water heater is a 40 gal us or 33.3 imperial gal.  Other sizes include 50 gal us, 75 gal us.  There are power vents and regular tanks.  In 2010 the gov. made it mandatory for all new home construction to have hot water tanks to be power vented for extra safety reasons and more efficiency.

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If you have a regular vented tank and need to switch to power vent the venting is not allowed to tie into the existing chimney and therefore re-doing the vent system.

There are many different brands of hot water heaters today and we have found over the years that there is not a lot of difference between brands. Some of the brands include: Rheem, Giant, John Wood, Bradford White, GE. And more. 

 

The hot water heaters that Airforce Heating and Airconditioning recommends have a 8 year warranty on the tank, 6 years on parts of the tank, and 1 year on labour. For all atmospheric water heaters(standard water heaters)

Call us today for a Hot water heater replacement quote!  Our prices quoted include Supply of hot water heater, installation and we always remove the old tank.

 

Hot Water Heating

Hot water heating was very popular in the 1950s  and 1960s with baseboard heating and in the 1980s started to get popular again with  in-floor heating. In-floor heating when done properly is the most confortable heat there is by heating from the floor up instead of forced air heating which heats from the ceiling down. There are many different ways to set up a heating boiler system and at Airforce Heating and Airconditioning we have seen lots, most will work but there are many that are not working proper. We specialize in repair and re-piping these systems to operate better and more efficiently.

 

Backflow prevention
As the City of Calgary has a policy of backflow prevention Airforce Heating and Airconditioning has had licenced testers and installers of backflow preventors since the first year the City has made it mandatory. We currently have 2 licenced testers and are working on getting one more qualified this winter. Please call us today for a quote on all your backflow testing needs.