When you rely on Roto-Rooter for water heater repair or water heater replacement, you can expect professional service from a skilled plumber. Roto-Rooter offers 24-hour emergency water heater service, so you will have hot water again as quickly as possible—the same day in most cases.


Lukewarm water coming from your taps? Not enough hot water in the morning? No matter your plumbing issues, Roto Rooter is here to help.

We perform on-call water heater repairs and new water heater installations in Kelowna, Lake Country, and Vernon, BC.

If a replacement water heater is necessary, a Roto-Rooter water heater expert will help you determine which one is right for your home and budget, taking into consideration your family’s water heating needs and energy usage expectations. We can install virtually any type or brand, including conventional water heater tanks and tankless water heaters.

Types of Water Heaters

Conventional Water Heaters

Conventional water heaters store water in a tank and are available in a variety of gallon capacities. Electric or gas energy is required to maintain the water at a set temperature until a faucet is turned on and water is pulled through the pipe. A conventional electric or gas water heater should last about 11 years. Newer conventional water heaters are more energy efficient than older models. A high-efficiency model can reduce water heating bills by about 7 percent.

Tankless Water Heater

A tankless water heater is generally considered more energy efficient because they heat water only as it is needed. When the tap is turned on, the heating elements go to work and supply continuous hot water.

Compared to a hot water tank, a tankless water heater often requires less space and can hang on a wall, but may require larger gas lines, special venting or additional electric circuits that add to the upfront costs. However, a tankless water heater has a life expectancy of 15-20 years and may reduce water heating bills by as much as 30 percent.

Tankless water heaters are available in electric or gas-powered models.

Electric water heaters are known for their ease of installation and lower upfront costs compared to gas-powered models. They are also a popular choice in areas where natural gas is not readily available. Electric tankless water heaters may have slightly higher operating costs in regions with expensive electricity rates, but they are still considered energy-efficient overall.

Gas water heaters, on the other hand, offer higher flow rates and faster heating, making them a suitable choice for larger households with high hot water demand. They are often preferred for their ability to provide continuous hot water even during power outages, as they do not rely on electricity for operation. The installation of gas-powered tankless water heaters can be more complex and costly due to the need for gas lines, proper venting, and safety measures.