When you head south next winter, don’t pay to heat water you won’t use. Install a tankless and relax knowing that you’re saving money!
The thought of spending up to six months in a warm, sunny US Sunbelt state or Mexico during Canada’s cold winter season is becoming increasingly appealing and popular for millions of Canadian retirees. This trend is increasing every year, as Canada’s population ages and more people seek the “down south warmth”.
There are many matters to deal with and one often overlooked but important aspect is your water heater…
A water heater makes up around 30-40 percent of your homes energy bill and leaving it on while your away is simply a waste of money. A tankless is perfect for retired people looking to spend extended periods away from their home as the system only makes hot water when it’s needed. So leaving for the season is easier knowing that your not paying for hot water that you won’t use.
A tankless has a freeze protection system, so if your furnace quits while your away during the winter a sensor in the tankless will ensure your system doesn’t burst.
If you normally shut off your conventional tank you will need to re-light the pilot, a tankless is self igniting.
A tankless can save you energy and money even when you are living home as it only heats water on demand
If your interested and would like to get more information give us a call or fill out the form on the side of this page. We can answer any questions you may have and work to see if a tankless is right for your situation.
Legionnaires’ Disease can be fatal and the standing hot water in a conventional water tank creates an ideal environment for it to thrive and reproduce. A tankless water heater has no standing water eliminating the threat posed by the deadly disease. Don’t take chances with your family’s health, install a tankless system and ensure they’re safe.
If you read a checklist of energy-saving tips its very likely to includes a recommendation to turn the temperature of your water heater down from 140°F (60°C) to 120°F(49°C), including these popular websites — TreeHugger and Planet Green — Yet when seeking an opinion from industry professionals they will tell you never to set your heater below 140F, as it can become a sort of petri dish for Legionnaires Disease.
Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires Disease) is an aquatic organism that thrives in warm environments. The disease was first identified in Philadelphia in 1976 after 34 veterans died attending an American Legion Convention.
The important thing to know is that the bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease are very temperature sensitive.
70 to 80 °C (158 to 176 °F): Disinfection range
At 66 °C (151 °F): Legionellae die within 2 minutes
At 60 °C (140 °F): Legionellae die within 32 minutes
At 55 °C (131 °F): Legionellae die within 5 to 6 hours
Above 50 °C (122 °F): They can survive but do not multiply
35 to 46 °C (95 to 115 °F): Ideal growth range
20 to 50 °C (68 to 122 °F): Legionellae growth range
Below 20 °C (68 °F): Legionellae can survive but are dormant
Hydro Quebec has found that even at 60 °C – the setting on most electric water heaters – an estimated 25% of all water heaters are contaminated by legionella bacteria in Canada. This is a staggering statistic. But why are more people not contracting the disease? Well it can simply be left to chance, the bacteria most often enter the lungs due to aspiration (aspiration means choking such that secretions in the mouth bypass the choking reflexes and enter the lung) and thus drinking contaminated water is not a major cause of Legionnaire’s disease.
A conventional tank draws hot water from the top and adds cold water to the bottom providing a continuous reservoir for this disease. When cold water is injected it lowers the temperature making it idea for the bacteria to multiply. A tankless is a different system all together, tankless water heaters have no standing water and this no place for the bacteria to take refuge. In addition a tankless system completely flushes itself every time the hot water is used in your house maintaining a clean bacteria free environment.
Legionnaires Disease can be deadly and affects both children and elderly more so than others, a tankless water heater is a great solution for this problem. If your at all interested in seeing if a tankless is right for your home give us a call or fill out the form on the side and we will get back to you.
Your only at the cottage a few days a week, why waste all that energy keeping your water hot? A tankless is perfect for cottages and only heats water when your there and when its needed. So save some money this summer and have a tankless water heater installed at your cottage, or if you’re a do-it-yourself’er and only need us to supply you with the system, we can help you with that too.
A cottage country tankless is a great, cheap solution for your cottage water heating needs.
There is a growing demand for small to medium sized propane tankless water heaters as cottagers are looking to reduce their electricity bill and the water heater is a significant consumer. If your only at the cottage on weekends it really doesn’t make sense to heat your water 7 days a week. We offer a number of tankless systems that work with various sized propane tanks and only use energy when you want hot water as opposed to consuming it all week long.
Tankless water heaters have freeze protections systems built right in so you know your investment is protected.
We know a lot of cottage owners are also the “do it yourself” kind of people and for this we offer shipping right to your door.
If you have decided to upgrade to a tankless at your cottage give us a call or fill out the form and we can help you choose not only the correct size tanklesss but also one that fits your budget.
Tankless water heaters come with a remote control that lets you lower the maximum water temperature from the convenience of your bathroom. With a lower temperature set you don’t need to worry about your child being scalded if the faucet gets accidentally moved; the water can’t get any hotter, only colder.
Benefits of a Tankless Temperature Controller
Set max output water temperature from anywhere
Keep children safe and never worry about scalding again
Perfect temperatures constantly
Set temp and fill your bath to the exact temperature
Show error codes and info
Almost all brands of tankless systems have remote controls, some are actual water proof remotes while others are similar to your furnace thermostat and mount to a wall. These systems allow you to easily and conveniently change the temperature of your water heaters output temperature. Why would you need this? Well it’s one of those things that initially you think you would never need but once you have it cant live without it. For example filling up the bath or jacuzzi tub, simply drop the temperature on the remote control to 102 degrees F. and know that your tub is now filled with that water that exact temperature. Filling a tub for a child? set the temperature at a safe level and never worry if they are playing with the faucet, the water can never get hotter than you set it. Keep your children safe with a tankless.
Give us a call or fill out the form on the right, we can answer any questions you may have and see if a tankless meets the necessary venting requirement in your home.