Most Popular Tankless Water Heaters
Jun14

Most Popular Tankless Water Heaters

First, I want to preface this article by bringing attention to the fact we are located in the Greater Toronto Area.  We are very well acquainted with a tankless behaviour in our water type, incoming temperature, and installation codes.  Some of our traffic comes from other Provinces within Canada and the systems we select here may not be the best choice for other locations.  Although… The information we present will still likely...

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Water Heater Infographic
Apr25

Water Heater Infographic

Here’s a great water heater info graphic showing different facts and stats regarding your homes water heating source. Keep in mind that this is from the US Department of Energy and thus, a little skewed.  There are a few things I see that could be discussed a little further here in Ontario with regards to the type of system. Storage Tank The storage tank water heater graphic shows a con consisting of standby heat loss. Yes, that’s a...

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Comparing Tankless To Conventional Tank Water Heaters
Apr20

Comparing Tankless To Conventional Tank Water Heaters

In the past we had access to a thermal camera that cost several thousand dollars.  We thought it would be fun to take some pictures of a conventional hot water tank and really see where the system is losing energy and heat while comparing tankless.  Take a look at some of these pictures and see for yourself. As you can see the body of a conventional doesn’t really release that much warmth.  It was only a few degrees warmer than the...

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Cheapest Tankless In The GTA
Mar16

Cheapest Tankless In The GTA

So you’re looking for the cheapest tankless… Here are a few tips on how to score the best deal. A tankless offers considerable savings on your homes energy bill, it literally runs all year long, both your furnace and the air conditioner only operate for half a year. Upgrading your homes water heater is the low hanging fruit, the easiest and most cost effective when increasing a home’s efficiency. A lot of people will simply...

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Will Your Water Heater Be Banned In Ontario Soon?

I can foresee something very similar happening to your 40 or 50 gallon water heaters that has happened to furnace systems recently.  Here is why I think it’s only a matter of time before the Government forces you to upgrade your water heater. In the past we all used some form of coal or oil burning furnace in the basement of our homes throughout Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe.  As technology grew into our furnace systems we...

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Can You Replace A Boiler With A Tankless?

This is an interesting question and I will give you the quick and dirty answer right away, yes, a tankless can do the job of a boiler in some situations… Notice that little caveat there?  Yep there are situations where a tankless won’t work as a replacement boiler.  I’m going to explain a little more in the following few paragraphs as to why and where a tankless can work and where it won’t.  If you want to find out about your...

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