Missoula Hellgate Plumbing Water Heaters

We repair and replace water heaters and boilers 

Need repair on your water heater?

At Hellgate Plumbing we are water heating experts! If you use a lot of hot water you should talk to us about your needs. We know how to cut your fuel costs and get longer life from your equipment.

If you are looking for repair on your hot water heater or need an inspection don't hesitate to give Hellgate Plumbing a call today.

 LOOKING TO CONSERVE MONEY - (SOLAR-ON DEMAND-HI-EFFICIENT WATER HEATERS)

Solar Water Heaters: Helps you save money by having the sun to heat your water naturally so you get luxurious hot water heated free from the sun!
(Check out the new Caleffie Solar Water Heater )

On Demand: An endless supply of hot water, whenever you need it—even for multiple tasks at the same time. Tankless Water Heaters revolutionize comfort, energy efficiency and convenience.
(Check out the Tankless Water Heater by Rinnai)

Hi-Efficient: Save money by having Hellgate Plumbing and Heating replace your old electric water heater with a new high efficient Electric Water Heater and save money on your electric bill.
(Check out the Bradford White Water Heaters & Rheem Water Heaters)


 

LOOKING TO UPGRADE YOUR EXISTING WATER HEATER?

Even if you aren’t going to buy a new water heater, you can save a lot of energy and money with your existing system by following a few simple suggestions.


Conserve Water: Your biggest opportunity for savings is to use less hot water. In addition to saving energy (and money), cutting down on hot water use helps conserve dwindling water supplies, which in some parts of the country is a critical problem. A family of four each showering five minutes a day can use about 700 gallons per week—a three-year drinking water supply for one person! Water-conserving showerheads and faucet aerators can cut hot water use in half. That family of four can save 14,000 gallons of water a year and the energy required to heat it.


Insulate Hot Water Pipes: Insulating your hot water pipes will reduce losses as the hot water is flowing to your faucet and, more importantly, it will reduce standby losses when the tap is turned off and then back on within an hour or so. A great deal of energy and water is wasted waiting for the hot water to reach the tap. Even when pipes are insulated, the water in the pipes will eventually cool, but it stays warmer much longer than it would if the pipes weren’t insulated.


Lower the Water Heater Temperature: Keep your water heater thermostat set at the lowest temperature that provides you with sufficient hot water. For most households, 120°F water is fine (about midway between the “low” and “medium” setting). Each 10°F reduction in water temperature will generally save 3–5% on your water heating costs.


When you're away: When you are going away on vacation, you can turn the thermostat down to the lowest possible setting, or turn the water heater off altogether for additional savings. With a gas water heater, make sure you know how to relight the pilot if you’re going to turn it off while away.


Insulate Your Existing Water Heater: Installing an insulating jacket on your existing water heater is one of the most effective do-it-yourself energy-saving projects, especially if your water heater is in an unheated basement or space. The insulating jacket will reduce standby heat loss—heat lost through the walls of the tank—by 25–40%, saving 4–9% on your water heating bills. Water heater insulation jackets are widely available for around $10. Some newer water heaters come with fairly high insulation levels, reducing (though not eliminating) the economic advantages of adding additional insulation. In fact, some manufacturers recommend against installing insulating jackets on their energy-efficient models. Always follow directions carefully when installing an insulation jacket. Leave the thermostat(s) accessible. With conventional gas- and oil-fired water heaters, you need to be careful not to restrict the air inlet(s) at the bottom or the draft hood at the top.