Traditional & Tankless Water Heaters

Novel Care has been installing water heaters in Toronto and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. We know that having reliable hot water in your home year round isn’t just a luxury, but an essential part of your day to day life.

There are lots of options when it comes to heating water for your home. We can install a rental water tank or tankless water heater that will properly deliver the right amount of hot water for your home and family. When it comes to water heaters, efficiency is key to ensure that you don’t spend more than you have to on your monthly energy bills.

For a free estimate for installation or repairs give us a call: 416-921-0000.

Doing your homework before buying anything expensive is always a good habit to have. From TVs and computers to home appliances, the last thing you want to do is buy the wrong thing for your home. After all, in a city like Toronto and the GTA, wasting money isn’t something most people can afford. The only thing about looking up brands to buy is that it can be hard to determine one from another. It’s even worse if you aren’t familiar with how something like a water heater works. Good thing there are blogs like this to give you a bit of background on some of the water heater manufacturers of tankless water heaters we’ve been installing for more than 35 years.

Brands Consider For Tankless Water Heaters

All 3 of these water heater manufacturers make a quality product. Differences between them are few and far between, including things like how they got started or where their products are made. The similarities though are easy to see. Navien, Rinnai, and Noritz all focus on delivering the right product for homeowners. Each tankless water heater comes with a warranty to cover any minor issues you may experience, as well as the promise of only selling to licensed installers to ensure your water heater is installed right the first time.

Whether you’re doing the laundry, dishes, or just want to enjoy a hot shower or bath, either of these choices will serve you best. We definitely stand by them, as we’ve been installing them in homes just like yours for more than 30 years now. Best of all, if you do have any issues or questions after the installation, we’re available 24/7 to help!

Novel Care Knows Tankless Water Heater Manufacturers

Our team of technicians has proudly served Toronto and the GTA in every variety of HVAC need. Rest assured we’ve seen, repaired, and installed it all when it comes to water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, boilers and more. But it’s not just our work ethic that separates us from the rest – it’s our customer service. We’re always available to take your call in the event of an emergency, and can even dispatch someone to help within hours to assess the situation. Once we arrive, we’ll diagnose the problem and lay out your options and make recommendations so you always have all the information you need to feel confident in a decision. Just call us at 416-921-0000 to get started. We’re more than happy to take your questions and help you navigate through the world of tankless water heater manufacturers, until you find the one that’s right for your home.

Understanding the differences between tankless water heaters and traditional units can go a long way in making the right choice for your home. Yes, tankless models are known for their high efficiency, traditional water heaters are still installed every year in Toronto and the GTA. Here’s why.

Benefits Of Traditional Water Heaters

Finding the right system in your home to heat your water is important. You want something that makes sense for your lifestyle and those who live with you. Tankless might be good for some, but it’s definitely not in every home in Canada. Take a look at the benefits of choosing traditional water heaters instead.

Budget

Sticking to your budget in Toronto and the GTA is a good practice for being a homeowner. With that said, going with a traditional hot water heater over a tankless unit is a great way to avoid spending more than you can afford. Traditional models are typically less expensive.

Planning to move

Another reason to skip tankless would be if you’re planning to move in the near future. Replacing your hot water system is a long-term investment – one you’ll want to reap the rewards from for years to come.

Someone always at home

If you have a larger family or multiple people living in your home with you, than traditional water heaters might be the right fit. They hold enough water for getting things done around the house, and will refill as water is used throughout the day. With someone being home, they can simply take advantage of this by doing laundry or the dishes at different times to make the most of the water built up.

Less maintenance

Another cost-saving benefit of this type of hot water heater is that it doesn’t require maintenance as often as a tankless model might. Traditional tanks can be maintained every other year instead of annually.

Space isn’t an issue

Finally, tankless models are known for saving space. If you live in a home where space isn’t an issue, then a tank in your basement shouldn’t really discourage you from choosing a reliable traditional water heater.

Novel Care Are The Traditional Water Heater Experts

With more than 30 years of experience serving Toronto and the GTA, you can rest assured that we know the value of putting our customers first. We’re available 24/7 in the event of an emergency, so give us a call anytime you need help, fast. Someone is always there to take your call, assess your situation, and dispatch a technician within hours to work with you. We’ll provide options that make sense for you and answer any questions you may have, so you can make informed decisions about your HVAC needs.

When it comes to finding the right help, Novel Care is available. Call our office at 416-921-0000 to get started.

Did you know that as much as 30% of any home’s energy budget can be the result of creating hot water? It’s certainly one thing to keep in mind if you’re building a new home, renovating an older home of retrofitting your existing water heating system. The big decision is whether you should install another hot water tank or a tankless water heater.

When it’s time to evaluate your existing hot water or water heating system you’ll have to make the choice. Do you want the same thing you already have or do you want to try something different and new. Most homeowners will just opt for the same size water tank to replace their existing one. This can be the result of their current supply recommendation or just simply out of not putting much thought into the decision.

You probably know that a traditional hot water tank simply keeps a reservoir of hot water ready to go all day every day, whether it’s being used or not. Comparatively, a tankless water heater only creates hot water when it’s demanded by a faucet or appliance. Overall, this means less stored water, less cost and less space taken up in your home.

A Tankless Water Heater Summary

  • Size matters when you purchase and install a tankless water heater. They can be purchased to service a single room in the house or the entire house. It really depends on your need. It’s important to understand how many faucets and appliances will be demanding hot water from your home in order to select the right sized tankless water heater.
  • Tankless water heaters typically run on natural gas, propane or electricity. It’s important to understand what options you have available depending on the type of installation. Electric models will require specific voltage and amperage while gas models will need with electricity and venting to operate properly and safely.
  • The farther north you go in Canada the colder the water coming into the house will be. This will affect both the flow and speed of the water as it heats up in your tankless water heater.
  • If you have a busy household then it might make sense to have a larger unit. This will allow you to do things like run the dishwasher, the laundry and take a shower all at the same time.
  • Many models have available rebates, which can save you money up front. The upfront cost is another reason people turn back to hot water tanks. Rebates can come from manufacturers, utility providers, municipalities and other government divisions.
  • The payback on a tankless water heater is long-term. Up front these units will cost you more. They can range between $800 and $1200, while a hot water tank is about $400 to $800. These costs don’t include installation. The difference is that over the many years you use hot water in your home. The tankless hot water heater will save you money each month on your energy bills. It’s also much more environmentally friendly because it uses less energy. A tankless water heater can be up to 35% more efficient than a traditional hot water tank.

For more information about purchasing or installing a tankless water heater contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000. We work with many top end manufacturers such as Rinnai, Navien and Noritz.

The hot water that comes out of your tap isn’t something that you think about very often, but the day your water heater needs replacing will change all of that. Installing a new water heater when your existing one is done shouldn’t be as straight forward as getting the newer model of what you already had. Most homes have a water tank that stores a ton of water and keeps it hot 24-7, but that isn’t an efficient way to keep water hot. Sure you will always have hot water, but does your tank need to be keeping water hot all day while you’re at work, or while you’re on vacation? Not at all. Consider how much energy is wasted by simply heating water that’s just waiting to be used by you and your family. Many people in Toronto have made the switch to tankless water heaters, and it’s something we recommend our customers consider doing too.

Tankless Water Heaters 101

In a nutshell, tankless water heaters are exactly what they sound like. They heat water for use in your home without a big tank or reservoir. This is done as cold water passes through one end of the unit and hot water comes out the other end when demand is engaged. That is when someone in the house runs a tap or appliance that calls for hot water. When this happens the tankless water heater turns on and heats up the water to a safe preset temperature.

It’s really that simple, and you don’t have to worry about all the wasted energy of heating water all day long waiting to be used. On top of that you will never run out of hot water or find yourself waiting for another tank of water to get warm. A tankless water heater can continually heat water as long as you need it and has much as you need.

Installing Tankless Water Heaters

Don’t be scared by this new great technology. Tankless water heaters aren’t as new as you might think and they’re definitely here to stay. If you’re interested in a tankless water heater for your Toronto home give us a call. We’ll take a look at your existing set up and provide you with a recommendation for a tankless water heater replacement. We’ve been installing tankless water heaters for over 30 years, so you can count on the experience and knowledge of Novel Care to do it right the first time. Contact us today:l 416-921-0000

Homeowners throughout Toronto and the GTA rely on their water heaters every single day to provide hot water and comfort for them and their families, but many of them don’ t even know if they’re renting a water heater or if they own their water heater. When it comes time to replace or repair a water heater it’s important to know if you’re renting or you own your water heater. A water heater is one of the most utilized appliances in any home that most people never think about. At Novel Care we don’t think you should ever have to think about your water heater because you’ve already got enough things on your mind.

The reliability of your hot water shouldn’t be something you ever have to think about, which is why Novel Care provides high-quality and energy-efficient water heaters to residents throughout Toronto and the GTA. If you ask us renting a water heater is a much better choice than buying one for a number of good reasons, which amount to more than just pricing.

Save Money By Renting A Water Heater

By renting a water heater you don’t have to worry about additional costs that can pop up from time to time. These cost include things like:

  • Installation Fees: Only licensed and experienced HVAC technicians or should install your hot water heater.
  • Diagnostic Fees: When something goes wrong with your water heater there are initial charges just to have someone come to your home to take a look and find out what’s wrong.
  • Labour Costs: In addition to the diagnostic fees to find the problem with your water heater, now a technician has to spend time fixing the problem.
  • The Cost of Parts: On top of finding and fixing the problem you’ll also be billed for the necessary replacement parts.

Overall, when something goes wrong the charges can build up quite quickly. Breakdowns aren’t something that can be anticipated either, which means they can happen at times where you don’t have the money to spend on repairs, parts and labour.

Save Time By Renting A Water Heater

If you own your water heater and something goes wrong you’ll have to spend time on the phone and waiting at home for an HVAC repair technician to come to your home. It might not seem like it but by renting a water heater with Novel Care you can save lots of time if something goes wrong. Novel Care technicians fully support all rental water heaters and provide fast and high-quality service so you don’t have to waste any time if something goes wrong.

  • We’ll fix your water heater the same day it breaks down.
  • Our dispatchers will provide you with an accurate time to expect one of our technicians to come by.
  • You won’t have to worry about finding a reputable and experienced HVAC technician.
  • You won’t have to worry about going to the bank to ensure you can pay for the repairs because by renting a water heater with Novel Care everything is covered in your monthly fee.

Renting A Water Heater Is Stress-Free

Simply put by renting a water heater you don’t have to worry about break downs, replacement parts, labour or anything else. All you have to do is call Novel Care when something goes wrong and we take care of the rest.

For more information about renting a water heater with Novel Care call or email us at 416-921-0000 or info@novelcare.ca. With over 30 years of experience serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA we’re known for providing great pricing and service for all of our services including water heater rentals.

 

 

The cost of purchasing water heaters in comparison to renting one can be summed up in two ways. First, there’s the initial cost of the tank itself if you as a consumer decide to buy one and there’s the cumulative cost of renting one. Second there’s the maintenance and replacement costs that can accumulate over the lifespan of water heaters, which is typically about 10 years.

Water Heaters: Baseline Costs

The initial cost of buying a water heater from a big box store like Canadian Tire or Lowe’s or any other place that sells them can range between $400 and $700 depending on the size, make, and model you require. On average renting water heaters from a company like Novel Care is $39.99 per month. The baseline cost of purchasing a water heater that will typically last for about 10 years is $700 on the high-end and to rent for that same amount of time is about $4800. That might seem like a big difference, but that’s where consumers need to consider the second set of costs associated with renting versus purchasing water heaters.

Water Heaters: Maintenance & Replacement Costs

Let’s face it, 10 years is a long time to own anything without it needing some type of repairs. You change the oil in your car, you replace and rotate the tires, and from time to time you have to accept that it will breakdown and need some type of repair. The same is true for your home. Every now and then you’ll need to replace a few shingles or the entire roof, you’ll need to repair the rotting wood on your back porch, or repaint specific rooms as the paint fades or goes out of style. Essentially, everything needs maintenance and repairs over time and water heaters are no different.

Now that you’ve purchased a water heater on your own for $700 you still need to have it installed and the old one removed and disposed of, which are additional costs. Let’s say installation and disposal is about $500, now you’re up to $1200 just to get your new water heater installed. Over time there will be multiple service calls and maintenance needs and probably a replacement or two. Replacements alone will be another $1200 each because you’ll have to purchase a new unit, have the old one disposed of and have the new on installed. If that happens once over 10 years now you’re up to $2400, and with multiple maintenance and repair visits over time you’re likely up to at least $4000 – $5000. Now you’ve eclipsed the cost of paying a small monthly fee to ensure your water heater is running safely and efficiently.

Overall, for a small monthly fee you have the peace of mind knowing that if your water heater breaks down, needs maintenance or repairs, or even a complete replacement you don’t have to pay anything at all. There’s no cost for a repair person, no cost for a new water heater, and no cost for disposal. Owning your own water heater means you don’t have a small monthly fee, but every now and then you’ll be hit with large expenses that you might not be ready for financially.

Renting water heaters versus owning them is a smarter choice financially and in terms of convenience and peace of mind. When you work with a reputable and experienced company like Novel Care you’re assured that you’ll be getting great service from experienced professionals.

For more information about water heaters and water heater rentals contact Novel Care today: 416-921-0000.