Storage Type Water Heaters and Tankless Water Heaters
After space heating, water heating is the second-highest energy expense for most homes. It accounts for 20-25% of your energy bill. Natural gas water heaters provide a reliable and affordable supply of hot water all year round.
Your hot water supply should be worry-free, reliable & economical. That’s why we offer high-quality, energy-efficiency water heaters that work great and provide a long term, trouble-free service.
In Ontario, most homeowners rent the water heater. To buy or to rent, depends on how you look at it. In straight cost terms, over time, buying is a better deal. Since a typical water heater lasts about 12-15 years, owning trumps renting after six or seven years, assuming no maintenance is required over that time.
The cost of renting a water heater (in Ontario) is between $13 and $27 a month, depending on the size and type of the heater. You don’t have to worry about maintenance, repairs, or replacement. When you factor in the convenience and no-charge repairs & service, renting may be worth the extra cost.
WATER HEATER FACTS
There are two main types of water heaters: those that have an insulated storage tank to hold hot water until it is needed, and those called tankless, which only heat the water as it is needed. Tankless models tend to be more energy efficient but have lower throughput than models with storage tanks. Throughput means the amount of hot water produced in a given amount of time.
Both types of water heaters come in versions powered by electricity, natural gas, or liquid propane. Electric models cost the most to operate and are the least energy efficient.
WATER HEATER WARRANTIES
Many water heaters come with long warranties between 5-12 years. but the majority of the warranty period only covers defective parts. Most water heaters come with a full replacement warranty for the first year and a defective parts warranty of 6 and 8 yrs on the tank. Most brands structure their warranties in a similar manner.
Storage Type Water Heaters
Still, Renting Your Water Heater?
Why rent when you can easily afford to buy a hot water tank. A storage-type hot water tank has a life expectancy of a minimum of 17 years. Now ask yourself this question. Did anything happen to your “Rental” water heater in the past six years? If your answer is no then you shouldn’t be paying a rent for the tank to big companies that only cares about a long term rental agreement. A newly owned hot water tank costs around $ 1500 completely installed and comes with a warranty to ensure that the tank has been paid for before the warranty expires. if You are currently paying a minimum $30 + HST for a rental which means you will pay a total of $1800 ($30 X 60 months) in rent for five years before you are eligible to purchase a five-year-old tank from your rental company for almost the same price as a new one.
…hmmm sounds ripped off.
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Tankless Water Heaters
- They never run out of hot water
- They last five to 10 years longer than tank heaters
- They’re more efficient with no standby heat loss
- They take up less space and can be installed almost anywhere
- Smaller units can be installed under cabinets or in a closet, closer to the point of use
- They only need enough power to heat the amount of water necessary at any given moment
- You can shave as much as 20 percent from your water heating bill
- There’s no possibility of flooding due to a ruptured tank
Endless Hot Water
Does someone in your house take long showers, or do you have to wait for the water to heat up before you can shower? With a Tankless water heater, the waiting is over, you’ll never run out of hot water again, go ahead, fill up that Jacuzzi tub and everyone else in the house can still take showers and do laundry.
Traditional Tank-style water heaters have a standing pilot light that burns 24 hours a day 365 days a year, a pilot light in every home adds up to a lot of energy and pollution. In addition to this, Tank-style water heaters are constantly heating up and cooling down, turning on, and keeping 40 – 100 gallons of water hot regardless of if you are home or using any hot water. This wastes huge amounts of energy and your money and causes a lot of unnecessary pollution every year.
Real Estate prices are high. What’s your house worth per square foot? Does having extra space sound good to you? A Tankless water heater isn’t much bigger than a briefcase and can easily be mounted to any wall.
With a life expectancy that doubles tank-style water heaters, combined with the energy savings over the life of the heater and the Tankless water heaters cost less over time than tank-style water heaters and is a sound investment for your home.
Tankless water heaters are a highly desirable feature for your home. Buyers are interested in items that not only add convenience but will save money on their energy bills too.
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