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Water Heaters in Whatcom County

Lowest Cost Whatcom County Water Heater Repair & Installation

Aptera's professional, experienced pros can tackle any issue with your water heater in Whatcom County with quick repairs or replacement units. When your water goes cold, you see discolored water from the tap or hear clanking sounds from your heater, our experts are ready with same day water heater repair in Whatcom County for both businesses and homeowners. Get started now or read below to see what it takes to become an Aptera partner and learn more.

At one point or another, burned out elements, sediment buildup, faulty thermostats, defective thermocouple, blocked vents, dip tube damage or a broken pressure relief valve will have you calling a repairman. Proper care, maintenance and selecting the right unit for your property all help reduce these occurrences. Aptera phone screened professionals are trained for every type of repair needed for all major brands and are ready 7 days a week.

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Comparing Types of Water Heaters in Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale, WA

Recent changes in the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act have increased the energy efficiency standards for residential water heating with gas, oil or electricity—meaning new water heaters will produce hot water using fewer resources. In addition to improvements made to models with conventional water storage tanks, consumers also have solar-powered, tankless, and combination space heater/water heater models to consider.

Conventional Storage Tank Water Heaters

Conventional water heaters act as a holding tank for heated water. Cold water flows into the tank and is heated by the fuel source (usually gas or electric). The water sits in the tank where it is monitored by a thermostat and kept hot until there is a call for it from a connected tap.

ProsCons
  • Multiple fuel options
  • Initial purchase is affordable
  • Simple design is easy to repair or replace
  • Wasted energy due to standby heating
  • Storage tank can be large/bulky
  • Lifespan shorter than tankless heaters

Fuel Type and Energy Efficiency

Conventional water heaters are most often fueled by natural gas or electricity. Models that utilize natural gas are less expensive to operate. LP and oil-fueled models are also available. Conventional models must meet the new EF (Energy Factor) standard of .62 or above, depending on the tank size and fuel source.

On Demand/Tankless Water Heaters in Whatcom County

In a tankless unit, water is heated by electric coils or a gas burner as it moves through the heat exchanger.

ProsCons
  • Small size gives more installation options
  • Can last up to twice as long as a conventional model
  • Less wasted energy, only heating minimum amount of water necessary
  • Difficult to heat water for 3+ taps at once
  • Initial investment is higher than conventional models

Fuel Type and Energy Efficiency

Tankless models, like their traditional counterpart, can be fueled by natural gas, LP gas, oil, or electric. These models have an EF standard of .82 or greater.

Solar Water Heater

Using the sun’s natural rays absorbed by roof mounted panels as a power source, solar water heaters in Whatcom County are the most environmentally friendly option available. Electricity from the power grid acts as a back-up so you never go without hot water.

solar water heater diagram
ProsCons
  • Free to operate, weather permitting
  • Gas or electric is used less often to heat water (backup only), resulting in lower bills
  • Most expensive upfront costs
  • Repairs and maintenance for “extra” parts could be costly

Fuel Type and Energy Efficiency

The SEF (Solar Energy Factor) standard is equal to or greater than 1.2 for a natural gas backup unit, 1.8 for an electric backup unit.

Coil Space Heater/Water Heater Combinations

Combination units use the heat produced by the home’s space heating system and a heat exchanger to produce hot water. Hot water is stored in a tank until there is a call from the tap.

ProsCons
    High efficiency units could lower monthly bills Multiple fuel options
  • Installation is lengthier/more complicated
  • Retrofitting could be costly

Fuel Type and Energy Efficiency

Working in combination with your home’s heating space heating source, both units utilize the same fuel. The EF standards are similar to traditional tank units; however, because most combination heaters are high-efficiency they will likely exceed the rated EF standards.

How To Get the Best Water Heater Contractor in Bellingham, Lynden and Ferndale

When your home has no hot water, your instinct is to work with the contractor who can get to you the fastest. However, taking just a few minutes to find the pro who asks questions, listens to your answers and educates you on your options will save time, money and headaches.

corroded water heater

You Ask We Answer

How Often Do I Need Service?

Regular inspections and annual flushing can prevent sudden, costly repairs.

It is Making a Lot of Noise But is Still Functioning, Do I Need to Worry Right Now?

This is usually an indication of sediment in the water tank. While you may still have hot water, it is not running as efficiently as it could. Having the tank drained and serviced will improve efficiency and could extend the life of your heater.

Does a Leaking Water Heater Have to be Replaced?

Yes, in most cases a leaking tank means cannot be patched. If a loose fitting is causing the leak however, it might be repairable.

How Long Will My Water Heater Last?

Depending on the model, most will last between 6 and 15 years, though 20 years is not uncommon with regular maintenance and parts replacement.

What Does the Warranty Cover?

This varies by manufacturer, but typically the warranty includes all parts and labor to repair or replace defective parts for the first full year from the date of installation. After the first year, the warranty usually provides coverage for the replacement of defective parts, but does not pay for the labor associated with installing the parts.

Are You Insured?

Liability insurance and workers’ compensation policies protect you from financial obligations stemming from damages or injuries that may occur while a contractor is working on your project. Ask the contractor for a certificate of insurance with you listed as the additional insured (your contractor can obtain this from the insurance agency at no additional cost).

Is a Permit Required For a New Installation?

Yes you need a permit to ensure installation is up to the municipality’s building codes. Aptera installation experts will explain the permit process and obtain the proper permit for you.

Tips for Reducing Your Water Heating Costs

Monthly heating costs can vary greatly depending on the age and model of your water heater, the fuel source used and the amount of hot water you use each day. Reduce waste and your costs by following the guidelines below:

For more details on energy efficiency requirements go to the US Department of Energy www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards or the PHCC.

Whatcom County Cities Served

Water Heaters Bellingham, WA

All Plumbing Inc

2674 Haxton Way
Bellingham, WA 98226

Gentry's Appliance Repair


Bellingham, WA 98225

Rich's Northwest Appliance Repair

2920 Cedarwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

West Mechanical, Inc.

4443 Aldrich Road
Bellingham, WA 98226

Bellingham Appliance Repair

829 Van Wyck Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Bellingham Water Heaters Costs:

Bellingham water heater installation costs $995, water heater repair costs $583.

Water Heaters Lynden, WA

Eagle Plumbing & Heating

362 Piper Street
Lynden, WA 98264

On Call Appliance Repair

Serving Your Area
Lynden, WA 98264

Lynden Water Heaters Costs:

Lynden water heater installation costs $1,127, water heater repair costs $660.

Water Heaters Ferndale, WA

Ferndale Water Heaters Costs:

Ferndale water heater installation costs $899, water heater repair costs $526.

Water Heaters Deming, WA

Deming Water Heaters Costs:

Deming water heater installation costs $974, water heater repair costs $570.

Water Heaters Blaine, WA

Mike Peetoom Construction, Llc

8437 Glendale Dr.
Blaine, WA 98230

Jack's Tractor And Backhoe Service

8575 East Road
Blaine, WA 98230

Whatcom Electric & Plumbing, Llc

1388 H. Street
Blaine, WA 98230

Blaine Water Heaters Costs:

Blaine water heater installation costs $890, water heater repair costs $521.

Water Heaters Custer, WA

Custer Water Heaters Costs:

Custer water heater installation costs $861, water heater repair costs $504.

Water Heaters Everson, WA

Everson Water Heaters Costs:

Everson water heater installation costs $942, water heater repair costs $551.

Water Heaters Sumas, WA

Sumas Water Heaters Costs:

Sumas water heater installation costs $848, water heater repair costs $497.

Water Heaters Point Roberts, WA

Point Roberts Water Heaters Costs:

Point Roberts water heater installation costs $1,137, water heater repair costs $666.

Water Heaters Acme, WA

Acme Water Heaters Costs:

Acme water heater installation costs $1,099, water heater repair costs $644.

All Plumbing Inc

2674 Haxton Way
Bellingham, WA 98226

Gentry's Appliance Repair


Bellingham, WA 98225

Rich's Northwest Appliance Repair

2920 Cedarwood Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

West Mechanical, Inc.

4443 Aldrich Road
Bellingham, WA 98226

Bellingham Appliance Repair

829 Van Wyck Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

Mike Peetoom Construction, Llc

8437 Glendale Dr.
Blaine, WA 98230

Jack's Tractor And Backhoe Service

8575 East Road
Blaine, WA 98230

Eagle Plumbing & Heating

362 Piper Street
Lynden, WA 98264

On Call Appliance Repair

Serving Your Area
Lynden, WA 98264

Whatcom Electric & Plumbing, Llc

1388 H. Street
Blaine, WA 98230
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Water Heater Installation in Whatcom County, WA

Water Heater Installation Whatcom County, WA

Water Heater Repair in Whatcom County, WA

Water Heater Repair Whatcom County, WA

Tankless Water Heater Installation in Whatcom County, WA

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Whatcom County Water Heater Installation

Water Heater Installation in Whatcom County

Average Cost: $889
Starting At: $551

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Acme $1,099$544$1,332
Bellingham $995$504$1,409
Blaine $890$456$1,651
Custer $861$495$1,688
Deming $974$439$1,691
Everson $942$443$1,757
Ferndale $899$565$1,509
Lummi Island $998$520$1,529
Lynden $1,127$576$1,580
Point Roberts $1,137$575$1,693
Sumas $848$485$1,699
Whatcom County Water Heater Repair

Water Heater Repair in Whatcom County

Average Cost: $520
Starting At: $151

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Acme $644$149$990
Bellingham $583$139$1,046
Blaine $521$125$1,226
Custer $504$136$1,254
Deming $570$121$1,256
Everson $551$122$1,305
Ferndale $526$155$1,121
Lummi Island $584$143$1,136
Lynden $660$158$1,173
Point Roberts $666$158$1,257
Sumas $497$133$1,262
Whatcom County Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless Water Heater Installation in Whatcom County

Average Cost: $1,051
Starting At: $321

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Acme $1,300$317$2,508
Bellingham $1,176$294$2,652
Blaine $1,053$266$3,108
Custer $1,018$289$3,179
Deming $1,151$256$3,184
Everson $1,113$258$3,308
Ferndale $1,062$329$2,840
Lummi Island $1,179$303$2,879
Lynden $1,332$336$2,974
Point Roberts $1,344$335$3,187
Sumas $1,003$282$3,198
Whatcom County Solar Water Heater Installation

Solar Water Heater Installation in Whatcom County

Average Cost: $1,084
Starting At: $325

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CityAvg. CostLow CostHigh Cost
Acme $1,340$321$2,831
Bellingham $1,213$298$2,993
Blaine $1,086$269$3,508
Custer $1,050$293$3,588
Deming $1,188$259$3,594
Everson $1,148$261$3,734
Ferndale $1,096$334$3,206
Lummi Island $1,217$307$3,250
Lynden $1,374$340$3,357
Point Roberts $1,387$340$3,597
Sumas $1,034$286$3,610