Water Heaters & Hot Water Tanks
The average Canadian household uses 75 liters of water a day for personal hygiene, dishes, laundry, and just general cleaning up. More than 15% of total household energy costs go to water heating. Depending on the business, water heating can be a crucial part of operation. In food service and other commercial operations, proper water heat is an important health issue.
There are two main types of water heaters – conventional tank units, fired by natural gas, propane, or electricity, that heat and maintain a large quantity of water so that it’s available when needed.
Tank style water heaters are a proven technology, and they’re cheaper to buy. They have a limited lifespan, however, as the vessel that holds the water is prone to corrosion, and will eventually require replacement.
Newer style on-demand water heaters are tankless. Tankless water heaters are not usually recommended unless space is an issue. They are capable of heating city water instantly, by applying an intense amount of energy to it as it flows through the unit. They are more expensive to buy, but somewhat cheaper to operate, as they only heat water one time, unlike tank models which fire periodically to keep the water at temperature.
This cost saving may or may not be a factor for you. At Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you analyze your requirements, and ensure that we present a solution that meets your needs. We’ll never pressure you to buy something you don’t need, or don’t want. Our advisors will always be respectful of your needs, wants, and budget.
We proudly source our products as locally as possible, and have a full complement of certified tradespeople on staff to install and service what we sell.