Water Heater Companies Reliance and Direct Energy Fined

    The Canadian Competition Bureau has recently issued a statement of intent to fine both Reliance and Direct Energy for suppressing competition and restricting consumer choice.  Both of these companies are large water heater rental companies that have a large share of the market.  The total fine is set at 25 million dollars, 15 million for Direct Energy and the rest for Reliance. This is good news for homeowners as it opens the door for...

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    Striking Reliance Workers

    As we previously predicted in this article Reliance Home Comfort has gone on strike.  The union representing some 300 workers is seeking a fair agreement.  Talks are scheduled to get started again but the company seems persistent in clawing back pensions, benefits, and overtime which is prolonging the work stoppage for striking Reliance workers. CEP Local 1999 represents 295 clerical and operational employees of...

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    Navien Tankless Water Heaters Past and Present
    Mar08

    Navien Tankless Water Heaters Past and Present

    The Navien tankless water heater has been around Canada for awhile now and there have definitely been some issues.  It’s important to know that a Navien tankless utilizes a condensing technology. This is a dual heat exchanger technique that makes Navian tankless systems upwards of 98% efficient. Navien has stuck with this system since the beginning and now most other tankless manufactures have released versions of their own condensing...

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