What is an on demand water heater? Well it is simply a different name for a tankless water heater. If you think about how a tankless works it’s easy to understand why some people may say or call it an on demand water heater.
On demand water heaters nearly instantly heat water up to a desired temperature by running it through a heat exchanger. How much hot water produced is related directly to the amount of energy output by the burner. Although water is a liquid it is very dense and requires an awful lot of energy to heat it up. This is part of the challenge in your homes hot water heater.
A conventional water heater roughly puts out 40,000 BTU when heating the water in the storage tank. An on demand tankless suitable for Toronto and the GTA needs to produce about 150,000 to 200,000 BTU’s. This much energy is necessary to sufficiently heat enough water fast enough during winter months.
Although this is 4-5 times the gas consumption an on demand water heater, as the name implies, only needs to heat the water when you need it. Alternatively a conventional tank will run constantly to maintain hot water even when you don’t need it. The saving a tankless produces can amount to a 40% reduction on your homes water heating bill.
If you are think of upgrading to an on demand water heater for your home give us a call or fill out our online form. We will give you an accurate quote with full details so you fully know the cost of your upgrade. On top of that we fully guarantee our work and even offer to take your old tank back to the company you were renting it off of.