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Tankless Water Heater Versus Conventional Hot Water Tank

Today’s well-informed home owners choose tankless water heaters for 3 good reasons.

Today’s well-informed home owners decide on a javascript:void(null);tankless water heater for 3 good reasons:

  1. They know that tankless water heaters are used throughout the World where energy costs are high. Canada’s energy costs are rising.
  2. They recognize that a 92-97% thermal efficient gas tankless water heater compared to a 50 – 60% standard gas tank type water heater will save money and help reduce their carbon footprint.
  3. The tankless water heater doesn’t store hot water but produces it on demand.

Why should I buy a tankless water heater for my Vancouver home?

You’ll keep your water heater longer

Tankless water heaters are capable of providing an instant, endless supply of hot water. Because these systems function on an on-demand basis, they do not require a holding tank to store pre-warmed water. No storage or holding reserve means that tankless water heaters have a life span that is twice as long as traditional systems because of the risk of rust and corrosion is significantly lowered.

You’ll save space

They are hung from the wall saving floor space. They can be installed almost anywhere. Most have warranties up to 15 years with all parts being replaceable and 100% recyclable. They do cost more initially but looking at all the benefits including the re-sale value of your home, they are well worth the expense.

You’ll save money

A tankless hot water heater will save you money, save space and you will never run out of hot water again. Best of all your home and family will be environmentally friendly.

Tankless heaters are not new to the market. They have a proven record dating back to 1950 in Canada. They come in many sizes to suit your needs. Experienced plumbers in Vancouver  can help you select the right unit.

Types of tankless water heaters

Electric tankless hot water heaters

Electric units heat the water as it passes over an electrical element. To run an electric tankless water heater, you will need to have it hardwired to your circuit breaker/electrical panel. Although, electric tankless water heaters are less expensive to purchase and operate, they typically have less capacity, which makes them less practical for large families or households that consume large amounts of hot water at one time.

Gas tankless hot water heaters

In a gas unit, a gas burner is utilized to heat the water. Gas-powered systems are fuelled by propane or natural gas. To operate one of these units, you will need a gas line running through your home to where the water heater will be installed. It can easily provide endless hot water for one major application at a time. This unit is a great replacement for the traditional 40-gallon storage tank water heater.

There are also provincial rebates available under the LiveSmart BC Efficiency Incentive program for replacing your domestic hot water heater with a qualified instantaneous gas water heater which you may want check into as well.

Need a tankless water heater installation quote?

For an estimate and potential savings, please call us and ask for Bob, our residential heating manager or schedule an appointment online! Bob will help you find the right water heater for your home and your needs.

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