Condensing tankless technology uses the normally wasted exhaust gases to preheat incoming water.
This has been on every one of Navien’s tankless water heaters since the beginning. The addition of the secondary heat exchanger adds about a 12-15 percent efficiency increase making a tankless water heater around 97-98 percent efficient.
With one of these systems for every dollar you send on natural gas or propane 97-98 cents are actually used to heat your water. A conventional type water heater is somewhere around 50 percent efficient so literally half of every dollar you spend on fuel is thrown away.
The Navien NPE series systems have an innovative twist to their condensing tankless. The burner and heat exchanger are flipped upside down and thus, when the burner kicks on flames shoot downward. This is completely opposite to most other condensing tankless manufacture designs who have designed their systems with flames that shoot upwards. Yes, it is actually counter intuitive as heat rises upwards so you would think naturally the burner should be at the bottom.
I spent some time with a Navien representative and he thoroughly explained this (brilliant) engineering difference which I’ll try to explain it to you (hopefully as elegant as he was able to do).
A condensing tankless has a substantial amount of water form on the outside of secondary heat exchanger where the exhaust gases are flowing past, this of course is what makes it a condensing tankless. With the presence of the exhaust the water is naturally acidic and will eat away at the heat exchanger over time. Navien having put the burner at the top with the secondary heat exchanger at the bottom prevents the condensate from dripping over the primary heat exchanger enhancing its lifespan.
This design has been tested thoroughly by Navien and they offer the industries best heat exchanger warranty at 15 years. The best warranty you will find on a heat exchanger with other tankless systems is 12 years.
We sell and service all makes and models of Navien condensing tankless water heaters. This is a brand we trust and a system that is personally owned by several of our staff. If you think a Navien might be right for your home give us a call to discuss.
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.
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).
We offer rental water heaters at a cheaper price than our competitors, and we can prove it.
Guaranteed we’re not the only water heating company here in Southern Ontario, but that’s a good thing. Competition brings about cheaper prices for consumers. Its fast and simple to Google anything, you can have 10+ companies vying for your business in a single search. We hope you choose us to be one of the few that get an opportunity to offer you a quote.
There is a good chance you have a reliance water heater and you have chosen to rent your system. We offer identical rental water heaters at a reduced cost as well as the new tankless systems.
Your conventional tank type Reliance water heater in the the basement or closet is always running, while you sleep, work, go on vacation, etc. A tankless water heater is an on demand system. That mean the moment you want hot water it turns on until the moment you shut off your tap; it only runs when you need hot water and is completely shut off at all other times.
A Tankless water heater is super efficient as well, up into the high 95 percent plus range. The conventional tank you rent from Reliance is probably only 50 percent efficient at best.
It may be time to move your rental Reliance water heater over to us and get an ultra efficient tankless system at nearly the same price your paying to rent you inefficient model. Reliance has no contracts and no penalties to leave so switching is an easy process.
Give us a call today to discuss your opportunity to get a rental tankless water heater.
There are some interesting ways in which people search tank less water heaters, this includes the spelling I just mentioned. Tank less hot water heaters, technically that is exactly what a tankless is. A tankless is a unit that produces hot water on demand, no storage or storage tank needed. Ohh and tank less is actually just one word, tankless.
Have these systems become popular? I would say that they are on the edge of becoming very popular. As energy prices continue to climb we see more and more innovative products coming out helping to reduce energy use. In Toronto, the GTA, and the numerous towns and cities that encompass Ontario mostly utilize hot water tank type systems. A conventional tank is around 60% efficient when it is first built and efficiency is reduced by about 2% per year due to scale and lime buildup. A tank less hot water heater starts life between 82% and 95% efficiency but, like the conventional hot water tank, is also subject to a 2% efficiency loss per year. The benefits of a tank less system is that it is designed to have the offending scale and lime removed easily restoring the original efficiency.
In and around the Toronto, Hamilton, Oakville, Golden Horseshoe area we spend about 35% of our homes total energy bills on heating water. A tankless can reduce this by roughly 40%, thus your water heating bill can be reduced to around just 20% of total home energy needs. This adds up pretty quickly when you realize that you heat water in your home 365 days a year; winter, summer, fall, spring, it doesn’t matter it’s always hot.
Take a look at the new generation of tank less hot water heaters , they are well suited and well designed for Toronto and area homes.
Give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have as well as give you a price for a tank less.