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Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters

Hot water heating accounts for about 20% (or more) of the average North American household annual energy costs. With energy prices rising day by day it is becoming important to take a closer look at where the money is going.

Conventional hot water heaters store water and maintain the water temperature to the temperature setting on the tank - usually between 120 degrees and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. That means keeping water hot even when you do not need it.

These standby losses represent about 15% to 25% of the annual water heating costs of a household. In addition, if the tank runs out of stored hot water, you need to wait until the hot water heater heats additional water.

A newer more energy efficient water heater system is the Tankless Hot Water Heater. Unlike "conventional" tank water heaters, tankless water heaters heat water only as it is used, or on demand. Turning on or opening a hot water faucet ignites the water heater or burner while a computer monitors the water temperature and adjusts the burners according to the need.

The efficiency rate of tankless water heaters is higher than conventional water heaters a does not have stand by losses, this provides a savings on your energy bill.

Some models have the capacity to heat a house at the same time either by radiant floor heat or to a heating coil in your furnace.

Just imagine a contraption the size of your kitchen cabinet, heating your home and giving you an endless supply of potable hot water.

We would suggest researching different makes and models in order to make the right choice for your renovation or new build project.