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Repair, Service & Installation of Hot Water Tanks in Nanaimo

At Norm's Mobile Service Ltd., we have the experience it takes to service, repair and install hot water tanks for our customers in Nanaimo and beyond. We offer one-hour replacement service for electric, oil or gas water heaters, and we'll make sure you're satisfied with the job we do.


Types of Water Heaters

Water heaters may seem like simple machines; however, there are many types of water heaters and heating elements that make up each different water heater. The experienced technicians at Norm’s Mobile Service Ltd. know how to service, repair and install all types of hot water tanks. Learn more about each type of hot water tank to help you understand the heater you currently have or to help you choose the next hot water heater for your home.

  • Storage Tank
    • Most common type
    • Insulated tank where water is heated
    • Economical price
    • Store in closet, basement or garage
    • Lower efficiency than tankless options
    • Size: 2.5 gallons to 80 gallons
  • Tankless
    • Heat water as passes through coils- no water stored
    • Most energy-efficient
    • More expensive up-front
    • Hangs on wall and frees up space
    • Reduces energy consumption up to 30%


Storage tank hot water heaters also have several heating elements. The two main types of storage tank hot water heaters are electric and gas. Each heating source has different capabilities that you’ll want to know more about and consider when choosing a hot water heater for your home.

  • Electric
    • One or two heating elements
    • Less expensive than gas heaters
    • High efficiency options available
    • Size: 2.5 gallons to 70+ gallons
  • Gas
    • Burner to heat water
    • Needs circulating air
    • Do not put flammable objects nearby
    • More expensive than electric
    • More energy efficient than electric
    • Size: 30 gallons to 70+ gallons

Choosing a Water Heater in Nanaimo

When choosing the right water heater for your Nanaimo home, there are several factors to consider: price, number of residents in your home, the amount of water used, features you desire (such as fuel source) and energy use. The larger your family, the more hot water will be used for showering, washing clothes and doing dishes. If you want an electric water heater, you’ll need a 50-120 gallon tank for enough water. If you’re interested in gas heaters, then you’ll only need a 50-75 gallon tank, depending on the number of people in your home.


Gas heaters are more energy efficient than electric heaters, but tankless water heaters are the most energy-efficient, offering up to 30% reduced energy usage. Both gas and tankless heaters are more expensive than electric heaters though, so you’ll have to decide if you want to focus on lower cost or lower energy use when choosing a new water heater.


No matter what hot water heater you choose in Nanaimo, trust Norm’s Mobile Service Ltd. to be there for you with answers to your questions and expert repair services. Contact Norm’s Mobile Service Ltd. today for hot water heater service, repair, installation and advice in Nanaimo.


Water Tank Brands

Some of the brands we service include:

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