Best Tankless Systems for Ontario

Best tankless systems for Ontario homes

It used to be easy for Ontario home owners to select their whole home tankless water heater as only 2 maybe 3 systems would be sufficient.  Today things have changed and there are numerous tankless water heaters as well as conventional tank type water heaters that are not only super highly efficient but also offer an endless supply of hot water.

We are going to try and give you an overview of the best tankless systems available today.

 

System Condensing Efficiency Max Flow Min Flow Warranty Price
RINNAI TANKLESS SYSTEMS
RU98i YES 96% 9.8/GPM 4.9/GPM 12 Years Quote
RU80i YES 96% 8.0/GPM 4.4/GPM 12 Years Quote
RL94i NO 82% 9.8/GPM 4.2/GPM 12 Years Quote
RL75i NO 82% 8.0/GPM 3.8/GPM 12 Years Quote
RHEEM TANKLESS SYSTEMS
RTGH-95 YES 94% 9.5/GPM 4.9/GPM 12 Years Quote
RTGH-84 YES 94% 8.4/GPM 3.9/GPM 12 Years Quote
RTG-95 NO 82% 9.5/GPM 4.3/GPM 12 Years Quote
RTG-84 NO 82% 8.4/GPM 3.9/GPM 12 Years Quote
NAVIEN TANKLESS SYSTEMS
NPE s 180 YES 97% 8.4/GPM 3.8/GPM 15 Years Quote
NPE s 210 YES 97% 10.1/GPM 4.6/GPM 15 Years Quote
NPE s 240 YES 97% 11.2/GPM 5.1/GPM 15 Years Quote
NPE a 180 YES 97% 8.4/GPM 3.8/GPM 15 Years Quote
NPE a 210 YES 97% 10.1/GPM 4.6/GPM 15 Years Quote
NPE a 240 YES 97% 11.2/GPM 5.1/GPM 15 Years Quote
HTP HIGH EFFICIENCY TANK
Versa Hydro
PHE130-55 YES 96% 7.0/GPM 3.0/GPM 12 Years Quote
PHE199-55 YES 96% 7.9/GPM 4.6/GPM 12 Years Quote
PHE130-80 YES 96% 7.0/GPM 3.0/GPM 12 Years Quote
PHE199-80 YES 96% 7.9/GPM 4.6/GPM 12 Years Quote
PHE130-119 YES 96% 7.0/GPM 3.1/GPM 12 Years Quote
PHE199-119 YES 96% 7.9/GPM 4.6/GPM 12 Years Quote
Versa Flame
PHR-130-55 YES 95% 7.0/GPM 3.2/GPM 12 Years Quote
PHR-160-55 YES 95% 7.5/GPM 3.85/GPM 12 Years Quote
PHR-199-55 YES 95% 7.9/GPM 4.8/GPM 12 Years Quote
Envirosense
6G50-PDVH YES 96% 8.0/GPM 2.4/GPM 6 Years Quote
6G5076-02 YES 90% 8.0/GPM 2.3/GPM 6 Years Quote

 

Choosing The Best Tankless System

As the chart above indicates…. There are a lot of choices for home owners.  For the most part the systems listed are the best available here in Ontario.  There are numerous other brands that dealers or HVAC sales technicians might try to push on you but the one listed are tried and tested for our cold winters.

Budget will probably be the biggest factor in determining which will be the best tankless system for your home.  Give us a call and we can give you some rough prices over the phone and can offer exact tankless prices with a free installation inspection (we have to see the gas lines, venting run, venting termination, etc before we can be certain any tankless can be installed).

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Home Heating With A Tankless

home heating tankless

We have a roughly 2000 sq foot home just North of Toronto.  Our combined average costs for heat and hot water are only $20 per month, a figure we credit to tight construction, increased insulation, programmable thermostats, and the efficiency of our Rinnai tankless water heater.

Yes, most radiant systems get their hot water from either a normal water heater or a boiler, our homes hot water and heat are both provided by a high efficiency Rinnai  — or “on demand” — tankless.  The Rinnai RU98i uses considerably less energy than a tank-type heater and costs less to install than a boiler with a heat exchanger.

Heating With A Tankless

Tankless water heaters are a proven technology with a long track record for heating domestic hot water in Southern Ontario.  Unfortunately few contractors in our area  have experience using them for radiant or home heating with a tankless, and thus information about reliable system design can be hard to find.

We consider our home system more than worthwhile: During the three years we have had the system, heat and hot-water costs for two people have averaged around $20 per month.

It’s important to note that we have added additional insulation (R-35 walls, R-50 to R-60 in the roof) and our large windows help us take advantage of excellent solar thermal energy. When the sun is out, which it often is here, we barely need any heat at all during the day.  On occasion we also supplement our homes heating with a wood stove, which we enjoy for both comfort and ambience.

Finally, we use a programmable thermostat that limits the temperature to 62°F in the middle of the day and at night, and 70°F from 6 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.

Why Tankless?

Tankless water heaters take up very little space, are extremely efficient, and offer endless hot water.

Despite the fact that the units are not commonly used for home heating, they’re an ideal heat source for this application because their output temperatures can be easily matched to the needs of the radiant or hydronic system. With a heating controller the Rinnai tankless can provide water of up to 180°F, which is more than sufficient for the 110°F to 120°F needed to run radiant system.

The economics of using a tankless water heater to supply both hot water and home heating are also quite attractive. Total cost for a system like this is around $5,000, this includes a tankless, labour, the PEX tubing, and various components, controls, and fittings.

You can use a tank-type water heater for a little less cash upfront but the extra cost of the tankless model will more than offset extra cost with its energy savings. Energy efficiency of a heating appliance is expressed as a decimal called its energy factor, or EF.  A tankless water heater has an EF between .82 and .97, which means it converts 82 percent to 97 percent of its energy input to heat.  Conventional tank type units have an EF around .59, so a good 40% of money you spend on heating is simple pumped out the exhaust pipe.

 

Achieving The Best Water Heater Efficiency

water heater efficiency

Looking to get the best water heater efficiency out of your your homes system? We have put together a few tips that you can take advantage of when looking at increasing your homes water heating bills.

First we recommend that you take a quick trip to Home Depot, Lowes or another renovation retailer (preferably Canadian owned and operated) to purchase pipe insulation. One way to really improve efficiency is to insulate the hot water pipes in your home, its really surprising how many homes just don’t employ this simple upgrade.drain water heat recovery and a tankless

The next suggestion is really only possible if you are renovating. For maximum water heater efficiency the unit should be located as close as possible to the point of use, this will significantly reduce the energy lost from long pipe runs mentioned above. If you happen to have a small powder room at the far end of your home consider a small electric tank installed under your sink, they hold a gallon of hot water and can save a lot of energy.

Consider a drain water heat recovery system, these simple units are installed in the basement on your drain pipe. As hot water from the shower or tap is dumped down the drain a heat exchanger captures the lost energy and uses it to preheat the water going to your water heater. The saving can exceed 40% and reduce the overall energy consumption of your entire home by 10%.

Depending on how you and your family use hot water a tankless or a high efficiency conventional tank can go a long way to improving your homes water heater efficiency rating.

Interested in any of the items we mentioned above? Give us a call (647) 925-1930 and we can answer any question you may have.

As always knowledge is power and information is always free!

Custom Tankless Installation

Installing a tankless water heater can be a difficult job as such each customer we service receives a custom tankless installation.  There are a number of factors that ensure no two jobs are alike and thus each installation is unique.

There are a number of reasons people are upgrading to tankless systems, but it’s important to understand that a tankless might not be right for every situation.  Here are a few reasons people are choosing to upgrade.

  • High efficiency – some tankless units are 98% efficient – that’s future proof.
  • Unlimited hot water – Jacuzzi’s and body showers take a lot of water that can empty a conventional tank quickly.
  • Extended Lifespan – a tankless has an expected lifespan of over 20 years.
  • Space Savings – As homes and condos continue to shrink floor space becomes a premium a tankless mounts to the wall.
  • Energy savings – 98% means that 98 cents of every dollar you spend is actually used.Tankless Installer Toronto

Within Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area we are in a rental market for water heaters which is very unfortunate.  These systems really aren’t that expensive and when leasing you easily pay for the system 3-5 times over.  Some companies within the Greater Toronto Area are offering financing of a tankless but again the fine print is where they get you.  We see more home owners regretting their decision and paying between 13% to 18% interest for their tankless.  We often recommend that homeowner simply use their line of credit if they are looking to finance a tankless system.  The interest rate is much more reasonable and will likely save the homeowner a few hundred bucks or more.

If you’re looking for that custom tankless installation throughout the Greater Toronto Area give us a call and we can have a REP come out to your home, free of charge.   The REP will be able to assess your home, gas lines, venting requirements and give you a quote right there on the spot.

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Tankless Installations

Toronto Tankless Installations

Do you live in Toronto and interested in upgrading from a conventional tank to a new high efficiency tankless water heater?  Go Tankless is a full service tankless maintenance, service, and sales company that specializes in tankless water heaters.  We know them inside and out and always work to ensure you get the best tankless price as well as the best tankless service in Ontario.

We at GoTankless.ca are committed to customer service. Our goal is your complete satisfaction every step of the way. Our commitment starts with a free, no obligation consultation with one of our in-house experts. Together we will work through all of the available options and determine which tankless hot water heating system is right for you. Next, an in-home installation appointment can be arranged at your convenience.  And for those with busy schedules, evening and weekend appointments are always available. A fully licensed team of professionals will install your new tankless system to manufacturer’s specifications ensuring maximum efficiency, performance, and system longevity. While on hand our friendly staff will guide you and your family through the ins and outs of your new tankless system and answer any questions that you might have. Finally, each and every customer can expect a phone call from the owners of GoTankless.ca to convey our personal appreciation for your business and to make sure your experience was a rewarding one.

So give us a call today or fill out our quick contact form.  Its time to start saving on your homes water heating bills.

Tankless Flushing 139$

Flushing your tankless is essential to maintaining its high efficiency rating. A tankless flush will remove all of the scale and lime that has built up on your heat exchanger saving you money and helping the environment. Give us a call today to schedule your next service.

Scale builds up fast inside a tankless as the water hardness of a certain area increases.  Check out this chart of water hardness in cities around Southern Ontario and see how much your water heater is at risk for scale buildup.

Having a clean tankless is the most important factor in keeping your tankless at its highest efficiency level. If you have had a tankless installed already by a reputable company you will have service valves, but if you paid a bargain basement price for your tankless the contractor probably omitted the valves to save money (they can still be added to the system after the fact). These valves isolate the heat exchanger allowing it to be flushed or cleaned of lime scale, calcium, and general buildup which acts as an insulator preventing the water from absorbing heat more readily. A tankless flush with a vinegar solution will dissolve the buildup effectively reviving the factory level of efficiency.

We at Go Tankless only use food grade citric acid or food grade phosphorus acid to flush the inside of your tankless. This is a potable water system and if any contractor says they use a solution of CLR or some other highly acidic poisonous solution do not let them near your house! The last thing you want is to be introducing poisons to your drinking system.

Our tankless flushing service covers most of Southern Ontario, give us a call and we can schedule a flush for your water heater.  A tankless flushing is a quick process and only takes about an hour.

Tankless Cleaning $139

Descaling your tankless is incredibly important.  You purchased a  high efficiency unit for a reason-Keep it that way! Lime scale may reduce your tankless’ efficiency rating by more than 3 percent per year. Have your unit flushed regularly to continue to enjoy your energy savings!

We offer tankless cleaning and flushing for only $139.

A tankless cleaning and descaling only takes around an hour but will bring your system back to its original efficiency.

Give us a call now and we can set up an appointment that’s convenient for you.

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