We all know the importance of those steaming hot showers!
Especially during an Albertan winter!
Rümi carries a variety of hot water heaters, from standard natural vent models to power vented options. We also carry eco-friendly tankless water heater systems that are both kind to the environment and to your wallet.
This service is currently available in Calgary, Edmonton and their surrounding areas.
Since every project is unique, our pricing is all estimate based. Don’t worry though, you won't receive a surprise bill. We will go over the entire project's costs with you before the work begins.
What to expect
- Give our home happiness advisors a call to book this service or request a quote through the website. You can also request through the Rümi app available in both the Google Play and Apple App stores.
- Our home happiness advisors will complete an assessment with you to determine the water needs of your home.
- The advisors then offer unbiased advice on brand options and suggest a water heater that fits your unique requirements.
- The water tank technician will come by, safely remove and dispose of the old tank and complete the installation of the new one.
- The tech makes sure the new tank works efficiently before they consider the job complete!
Think of us as a trusted concierge for your home. We partner with local service experts who share our values and meet our rigorous safety, skill and happiness standards. We've done the legwork, groundwork and straight-up work-work so you don't have to.
Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time.
Why should I replace my hot water tank?
Did you know that water heaters can consume up to 25% of your home’s energy use? That’s more than any other system besides your furnace.
If your energy bills have been steadily climbing, don’t blame it on the family members who daydream in the shower—it might just be time to replace the tank.
What water tanks does Rümi recommend?
Bradford White is the primary conventional hot water tank brand we work with, but we do install and repair all major brands.
Bradford White—Atmospheric Vent: These water heaters utilize a draft diverter and are atmospherically vented with capacities ranging from 29-60 gallons and inputs ranging from 30,000-50,000 BTU/Hr.
Bradford White—Power Vent: These High-Performance Series™ water heaters provide incredibly hot water delivery from a space-saving, convenient package.
What are the different types of hot water tanks?
There are options between standard atmospheric and power vent options.
Atmospheric vent water heaters are simple and don’t require electric power or moving parts, while power vent water heaters use a fan to push the excess gases through the venting pipes and outside.
What does atmospheric venting mean?
If you look at your current water heater and see a metal pipe rising from the top, you most likely have an atmospheric vent. With this system, fuel is heated to warm the water. The pressure of the combustion pushes excess gas upwards and out your chimney.
No electricity is needed for venting, so the water will heat even if the power goes out. This simple venting structure is often found in older homes as it’s easy to replace and is often the least expensive choice. There are, however, a couple of reasons to consider an alternative venting method.
- Enough heat must remain in the atmospheric venting tank to effectively make the gases rise. This means that some of the fuel burned does not go to heating water, but instead rises upward and out the chimney with the gases. This wastes energy and money.
- Built-up gases can pose a potential safety hazard. Therefore, older heating tanks must be tuned-up on a strict regular schedule.
What does power venting mean?
Power vents use a fan to push the excess gases through the venting pipes and outside. Because they use a fan, the gases are not as hot as those in older tanks, and a lighter, plastic pipe can be installed.
Power venting heaters are more energy-efficient, because all the fuel that’s used goes to heating the water, unlike in an atmospheric venting model. Fans also create more consistent pressure to push dangerous gases out of your home.
The one drawback to power venting is that it’s more difficult to install and therefore requires a bigger investment upfront.
How long does the install take?
A typical water heater install takes 2-4 hours, depending if there are no major gas line changes. This time is just an estimate and the technician can discuss the scope of the project once they investigate all details.
What does the tech need from me?
Our advisors will ask pre-appointment what type of tank you have now, is the tank atmospheric or is it two-pipe power vented (motor on top). It is okay if you’re not sure we can help you determine what tank you have!