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Fall is one of the best times of the year, but it’s followed by the beautiful yet challenging winters. You can count on Canuck Mechanical Ltd. to provide you with the best and most dependable water heaters in Prince George, BC. We understand the need for continuous running hot water, especially during the cold winter season. Besides a refreshing hot shower every morning, warm water is needed for washing hands, dishes, laundry, and other numerous tasks, and that’s why we provide top-notch water heaters along with proper installation.


Our reliable and energy-efficient water heaters have helped the residents of Prince George live comfortable lives since 1983.


Improper installation or a lack of proper maintenance of water heaters can lead to significant problems. Careless installation can lead to bacterial contamination, water leaks, blocked relief valves, and it can even cause fire or electrical hazards. Our professionals are highly skilled in installing water heaters because we want to ensure 100% safety for our customers and their families in Prince George, BC. Our heating contractors will help you save money, not just by getting you the best energy-efficient water heater according to your needs and preferences, but also by getting them installed correctly.


Get in touch with us today at Canuck Mechanical, Prince George, BC, and we’ll serve you with the best energy-efficient water heaters and professional installation.

Should I Choose a Gas, Propane, or Electric Water Heater?


Although there are differences in efficiency and costs, the deciding factor comes down to what kind of supply do you have at your home.  Houses with electricity supply should opt for electric water heaters, and those with only gas supply (mostly in rural areas) should choose gas-powered water heaters.


But nowadays, houses are equipped with both electricity and gas; the starting cost of a gas water heater is usually higher than the electric ones, but gas water heaters are much more cost-effective in the long run.


Another significant difference is that electric water heaters take more time to heat the water in the tank, and the hot water may even run out. However, propane water heaters don’t have this issue because they keep the water hot always. Nobody likes it when the hot water runs out in the middle of a relaxing shower.


For further information, you can call us anytime at Canuck Mechanical, Prince George, BC.


Tankless Water Heaters


If you use less than 150 litres (40 gallons) of hot water each day, a tankless water heater may be your best option. Tankless water heaters typically operate 25-35% more efficiently than traditional, tank-based water heaters. Yet, today’s tank-based water heaters are nearly as efficient as tankless water heaters. So that is one point to consider. While water heaters last ten years on average, a tankless water heater can last upwards of 20 years, making them fairly solid investment options.



The “right water heater” is always the water heater that works best for your family’s daily needs. If you occasionally run out of hot water during a shower, you may consider increasing the tank’s capacity the next time you replace your water heater. You also want to find a brand that’s reliable and easy to maintain. For these reasons, Canuck Mechanical recommends and installs Bradford White®  water heaters, ensuring you get the most value out of your purchase.


Bradford White® water heaters have been ranked as some of the safest in the industry, with several studies showing 75% fewer NOx emissions than to other brands. Our heating contractors also prefer Bradford White® water heaters since their magnesium anode rods do an exceptional job of efficiently heating up water in the tank.

And, since Prince George has relatively “soft” water, you can expect to gain several extra years of use from your Bradford White® unit since there is less scaling in the tank. We recommend regular maintenance to keep your water heater operating efficiently, extend its functional lifespan, and ensure the manufacturer’s warranty remains valid.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why do I keep running out of hot water?

This may be a sign that your heater needs maintenance or repairs, or it may be because you need to get a new heater installed with a bigger tank to fit your needs.


What is the best temperature setting for a water heater?

The default manufacturer’s setting is always at 120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is also a comfortable temperature setting for you. You can also set it up as per your needs.


Why does the water take so long to heat up?

This may be due to your house’s internal plumbing. Some homes have longer pipes, because of which it takes longer for the hot water to reach the faucet. You can call a plumber to fix this situation. Also, electric water heaters generally take more time than gas water heaters.


Why is my water heater leaking from the top/bottom?

A crack in the internal tank may be the reason. It’s best to call and get it repaired or get a new heater installed.


Why is my water heater making noises more than usual?

This happens when your water heater isn’t regularly drained and sediments accumulate at the bottom of the tank over time. You can call our experts at Canuck Mechanical Ltd. right here in Prince George to check and repair the persisting problems.


We sell, service and install various types of hot water tanks. 

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