How Much Hot Water Do I Need?
Oct24

How Much Hot Water Do I Need?

How much hot water do taps, showers, appliances, and various other items use in our homes? When considering a tankless water heater this is interesting information to know and understand. There are a few points here we need to get out of the way. Pipe diameter – it doesn’t matter what type of water heater you have a ½ inch copper pipe can only provide around 11-19 liters per minute (3-5 GPM) of water. Once you reach the peak...

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The Importance of Insulating Hot Water Pipes
Sep28

The Importance of Insulating Hot Water Pipes

No matter if you have a tankless water heater or a conventional storage tank water heater insulating hot water pipes throughout your home can really save water and energy.   A common argument against the use of tankless water heater is that it will take longer for hot water to reach the point of use. Technically the assertion is correct but the difference is likely only a second or two maximum. The distance of pipes running from...

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How to Run Your Water Heater without Electricity
Jan24

How to Run Your Water Heater without Electricity

Running Your Furnace or Water Heater without Electricity Toronto and the Greater Toronto area were hit hard with an ice storm late in 2013.  The weight of all the ice snapped branches and brought down trees which in turn took down the hydro to hundreds of thousands of homes.  Some home owners were without hydro for several days and experienced plummeting temperatures. Without electricity your furnace, water heater, and air conditioner...

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Our New Tankless Promotions
Oct30

Our New Tankless Promotions

We have two new tankless promotions to tell you about. The first pertains to all homeowners thinking of upgrading to a new high efficiency tankless.   Rinnai is offering a rebate of $200 on any ultra series tankless purchase.  Here in Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area the majority of our tankless installations are from the Ultra Series of tankless systems.  Thus it is a pretty safe bet you can count on the rebate. Ultra Series...

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I Was Told a Tankless Can’t Be Installed
Oct11

I Was Told a Tankless Can’t Be Installed

Tankless Installation Issues I received three phone calls from people today who were told that a tankless can’t be installed in their home.  Either the desire for a tankless or the vibe they received from the tankless installer was enough to get a second opinion. In all three instances from what the customer told me it sounded like a tankless could easily be installed.  This has become a bit of an issue as some plumbing and HVAC...

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Tankless Systems are Super Efficient at Home Heating
Sep24

Tankless Systems are Super Efficient at Home Heating

Winter is fast approaching and heating your home with a tankless water heater is a very efficient and easy way to net yourself some energy savings this winter.  How Does It Work? A tankless is capable of dual duties – meeting your homes domestic hot water needs as well as all of the space heating. A tankless is 98% efficient and thus only 2 cents of every dollar is wasted out the exhaust vent, compare this to a boiler or even a...

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