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Are you fed up with running out of hot water? That won’t be an issue ever again with new and efficient tankless units. Tankless boilers heat up the water only when you need it. Here’s what you need to know about installing and living with a tankless water heater in Markham.

The usual way how households in Markham heat water is extremely inefficient. We fill up large water storage tanks, and keep the water at a high temperature constantly, every day all year around to make sure that we have hot water available when we need it.

But in some cases, it just doesn’t work. If a family member takes a long shower or a hot bath, it can empty the water tank. It takes a long time and energy to refill the storage tank and reheat the water inside.

The corrosive effects of the stagnant water will slowly break down the water storage tank. Limescale build up will significantly decrease the energy efficiency of the unit. Rust can colour the water to brown, and eventually will cause a leak. In average a tank unit will fail in 8 to 12 years.

Why choose a Tankless Water Heater

It generates hot water only when you need it and only for as long as you need it. The interrupted operation can save 27 to 50 percent of energy costs compared to tank heaters.

In a tankless unit there’s no tank to fail, and almost no chance of a leak. Since their introduction on the North American market in the 1990s, tankless heaters are improving and getting more and more features such as notification systems to tell the user exactly when the unit requires maintenance.

What you need to Know About Tankless Water Heaters

To install a tankless water heater unit in Markham, you must contact a professional technician from Novel Care. He will make sure to have leak-free water, vent, and gas connections. The installation may require access to the circuit-breaker panel and wiring upgrades.

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Services

Besides installation, Novel Care provides professional maintenance services in Markham. The tankless water heater maintenance includes cleaning or changing filters, and checking the burner. Tap water in Markham is considered to be hard. It has about 123 milligrams per litre, or 8.6 Grains per Gallon of dissolved minerals. A vinegar flush every 500 hours can keep the limescale build up from clogging the tankless unit’s heat exchanger.

A tankless water heater will usually last for 20 years or more, two or three times longer than traditional tank type water heaters.

Tankless Water Heaters Pros and Cons

PRO: Compact design

New tank type water heaters are bigger as regulations require thicker insulation to reduce standby heat loss.

They may won’t be able to fit in the place of the old water heater of the same capacity. Tankless water heaters are about the size of a suitcase and be hung on the wall.

PRO: Safer operation

Unlike a tank water heater, they won’t spill gallons of water if they have a leak. They don’t harbor harmful bacteria, and can’t tip over. As the air-supply and exhaust vents are completely sealed, carbon monoxide can’t leak into the house.

PRO: Easy winter preparation

Cottage owners are familiar with the long and inconvenient task of draining the stagnant water from a tank water heater before leaving the house for the winter. With the help of a compressor, you can drain a tankless heater in a few seconds.

CON: They take longer to deliver hot water

If you expect peaks in your hot water usage, you may need to install several systems or stay with a traditional storage tank to avoid running out of hot water suddenly.

CON: High upfront cost

Compared to traditional tank-type heaters, a tankless gas heater may save you only about $100 per year, depending on the unit’s efficiency and your hot water demands. However, as these new tankless units last longer, the savings will be visible after a few years, about when a tank water heater would experience failures.

My name is Susan and I recently had to replace the furnace in my home because it was old, noisy and inefficient. I’m a relatively new homeowner (moving into my first home earlier this year), so naturally, I’m not too familiar with Toronto home heating options. Do I go with a new furnace or boiler or maybe a combi-boiler – whatever that is. Luckily, someone told me about Air Tech Toronto and this is how my experience learning about Toronto Home Heating Options went.

My Toronto Home Heating Options Weren’t So Confusing

I called Air Tech Toronto as soon as I started experiencing issues with my heating system. This was probably late in the winter months or maybe even early spring, so I wasn’t in desperate need of heat on a daily basis. When I told them about how the heat wasn’t really coming in steady, they were able to send out someone to assess the situation right away.

Now, I already knew ahead of time that my heating would need to be replaced sooner than later when I moved in – courtesy of my realtor. Apparently the unit was pushing 20 years old and even though it was running smooth, furnaces don’t normally last much longer than that. Sure enough, I was right.

Once Novel Care arrived, we had a much more detailed discussion about my furnace as well as how much a novice I am when it comes to being a homeowner. My technician, Dave, was very sympathetic to my situation and started to lay out my Toronto home heating options going forward.

To keep things simple here, it was really only 2 options that I needed. I have a bigger home that was left to me by my uncle, so combi boilers and ductless units didn’t make much sense to use. They’re better for smaller space living – like condos. That left me with either a boiler or a new furnace. Since I already had the ductwork in place, Dave recommended a new furnace. Boilers are great Toronto home heating options too but in this specific case, a furnace made sense financially. No point in letting all that ductwork go to waste.

I’m very grateful for the team at Air Tech Toronto. I’m still learning more and more about the basic systems in my home, but having this team respond quickly to my call and walk me through my options was something I really appreciate. I’d recommend Air Tech Toronto any day.

Air Tech Toronto Handles A Variety Of Toronto Home Heating Options

With more than 35 years of experience under our belts, you can rely on our team to help with your furnace, boiler, combi boiler, ductless or heat pump unit and much more. Our team has seen, maintained and repaired it all. Just give us a call at 905-737-5016 and we’d be happy to help.

Toronto and the GTA is a big place to live. It’s vibrant, diverse, and best of all, there are plenty of businesses and professionals who are available to help out on our schedule. Hungry in the middle of the night? There’s always a restaurant open late. Looking for a discount on some new clothes? There’s an outlet mall that’s accessible by TTC.

With all these things within our reach, you might be tempted to bargain shop for the wrong items and services though. We’ve all received bad deals at flea markets, wonky products from local vendors, or questionable food from a new independent restaurant, but none of those compare to hiring the wrong person to handle your home’s heating installation. That could really cost you.

Potential Problems With Amateur Heating Installation

Saving money is great, but just like you wouldn’t buy lobster or seafood from the back of a truck, you shouldn’t necessarily settle for the cheapest guy promising to take care of your heating installation. While the price might be right, an untrained professional could not only incorrectly install your furnace, boiler, or heat pump, they could actually compromise the warranty or damage your new system.

Professional installers have been trained by recognized schools or programs to ensure consistency and that all safety measures are met. Simply put, they all receive a through breakdown of what precautions to take and what not to do on the job. Better still, they are familiar with a variety of different makes and models, as well as which are best suited for specific situations. After all, you can’t just say I need a new furnace and pick one up. You need to factor in the size of your home, how many people live with you and few other factors in order to find the one that makes sense for you. That’s actually why furnaces, boilers and other heating and cooling systems are priced differently and made with different efficiency levels.

But a professional heating installation expert would already know all this.

Book Air Tech Toronto To Handle Your Heating Installation

While you may be tempted to handle the installation yourself, it’s always best to consult a professional. At Air Tech Toronto, we’ve been helping Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years now, so give us a call at 905-737-5016 to get started. We’d be more than happy to go over your options and make recommendations that make sense for you, before getting to work on efficiently handling your heating installation.

The only way you wouldn’t have noticed the leaves falling and the weather getting cooler is if you haven’t left your home for a while. As much as we all try to avoid it, winter is almost here and instead of trying to avoid it we need to prepare for it. Many older Toronto homes have boiler systems that use radiators to heat the house and all of its spaces. Whether they’re new or old these boilers need autumn boiler maintenance.

Scheduling a professional autumn boiler maintenance appointment will give you and your family peace of mind that your home will be warm and toasty for the entire winter and spring. While keeping your house warm is a primary purpose of your boiler, there certainly are benefits of keeping it well maintained with autumn boiler maintenance:

Energy Savings

When your boiler isn’t properly maintained it has to work harder than necessary in order to keep your home warm during cold winter days. Energy efficiency is important to maintain in all of your HVAC appliances, especially your boiler. Leaks, sediment build up in the tank, dirty burners, corrosion and other issues can all have a negative impact on boiler efficiency. When your boiler is running efficiently, it uses less energy, which mens it costs you less to operate it. Overall, autumn boiler maintenance saves you money on your monthly heating bills.

Fewer Boiler Breakdowns & Boiler Repairs

A regularly scheduled autumn boiler maintenance appointment is the best way to allow a Air Tech Toronto technician to service your boiler. This appointment allows our technicians to find issues with your boiler before they can turn into big problems. Preventative appointments like this prevent things from escalating and costing more to fix or even repair in both short and long term cases. Essentially, this appointment can help prevent breakdowns and repairs when you least expect them. The weather may not be ideal and your wallet might not be ready for the cost.

Longer Equipment Lifespan

An autumn boiler maintenance appointment allows a Air Tech Toronto technician to go through a long checklist of things that need to be addressed on any make or model of boiler. They will tune up, clean and test your boiler to ensure that all moving parts and functions are working properly. While this is great way to keep your system working well, it will also help them last longer. Professional autumn boiler maintenance basically means your equipment will last longer and run better, compared to equipment that’s not maintained.

Autumn Boiler Maintenance From Air Tech Toronto

Book an autumn boiler maintenance appointment today. Contact a Air Tech Toronto HVAC technician today for a free estimate: 905-737-5016.