Water Heaters & Hot Water Tanks

Water Heaters & Hot Water Tanks

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Why are hot water tanks important? The average Canadian household uses 75 liters of water a day for personal hygiene, dishes, laundry, and general cleaning. As a result, more than 15% of total household energy costs go to water heating. If you are a business, water heating can be a crucial part of operation. In food service and other commercial operations, proper water heat is an important health issue.

There are two main types of water heaters:

  1. Conventional tank units. These hot water tanks are fired by natural gas, propane, or electricity. They heat and maintain a large quantity of water so that it’s available when needed. Tank style water heaters are a proven technology, and they’re cheaper to buy. They have a limited lifespan, however, as the vessel that holds the water is prone to corrosion, and will eventually require replacement.
  2. Newer style on-demand tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters are not usually recommended unless space is an issue. They are capable of heating city water instantly, by applying an intense amount of energy to it as it flows through the unit. They are more expensive to buy. But, they are somewhat cheaper to operate because they only heat water one time, unlike tank models which fire periodically to keep the water at temperature.

At Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you analyze your requirements, and ensure that we present a hot water tank solution that meets your needs. We’ll never pressure you to buy something you don’t need, or don’t want. Our advisors will always be respectful of your needs, wants, and budget.

We proudly source our products as locally as possible, and have a full complement of certified tradespeople on staff to install and service what we sell. Call us 204-888-6663, visit us in person in Winnipeg at 2621 Portage Avenue, or fill out the form below.


This Reliable Heating favourite pays for itself!

Reliable Heating and Air Conditioning is pleased to offer the Marathon water heater by Rheem to our customers. This high quality unit, built around a polyethylene tank offers several advantages over conventional steel water heaters.

The Marathon unit is designed to provide a lifetime of service, while traditional steel tanks built in recent years are unlikely to last much longer than their warranty. When your water heater fails, it will flood the area around it. The damage that results from this flooding only serves to increase the cost of a “cheap” water heater, as does the cost of replacing it, and installing a new one.

A Marathon water heater will cost more than a conventional steel unit, but it will pay for itself in increased efficiency and greatly extended life expectancy.


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