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What You Should Know About Replacing Your Water Heater

When your water heater needs to be replaced, it is important to make the right decision in order to get the most use and energy-efficiency out of your investment. There are various water heaters available through companies in the GTA, and it is important to work closely with them to choose the best water heating system for your specific needs.

Types of Water Heaters

The four basic types of water heaters include electric, gas, oil or tankless water heaters. A professional plumber can help you consider the one that will suit your needs, based on the size of the house and the number of people who will be using water. Other factors will include the ventilation of your home and the required heating capacity.

Water Heaters – Pros & Cons

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Gas Water Heaters: Proper ventilation is a must when you install a gas water heater. It is a bit more expensive to install and you have to adhere to the City’s stringent safety codes. The main advantages of a gas water heater is the fact that your hot water won’t be affected by power outages and gas is cheaper than electricity.

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Electric Water Heaters: The up-front installation costs are less with an electric water heater than with gas. Also, they require less maintenance. With an electric water heater, you don’t have as many safety concerns, and the newer electric water heaters on the market are more energy efficient.

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Tankless Water Heaters: New on the market, tankless water heaters are all the rage and for good reason. Although they require a bigger upfront investment, they start paying for themselves in no time, thanks to reduced monthly utility bills. They tend to last much longer and since they are so compact and deliver water on demand, they offer a convenient way to deliver as much hot water as you need and for as long as you need it.

Home and Water Heating in One Simple Solution

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Here at Anta Plumbing, we are excited about the Baxi Luna tankless water heating system, which offers hot water on demand, as well as space heating for your home. It offers increased control over the various heating zones in your home, allowing you to manage the amount of heat you want in each room in order to better maximize your family’s comfort and minimizing your energy consumption. These modern boilers are around 20% more energy efficient than its counterparts.

The Baxi Luna offers radiant, even, consistent and comfortable temperature. There are no fans that can blow dust into your home, which is great for families with allergies and sinusitis problems. With less dust comes reduced house cleaning too.

Your Baxi Luna system can be connected to an external storage tank, too, if required.

Installing a Water Heater

While it may be easy enough to install a water heater, it is important to keep the City codes in mind. In order to work on certain projects, you need to have oil, gas and electrical licensing. It would be best to hire a City of Toronto licensed plumber who has the necessary licensing and experience. He will be able to assist you from deciding whether your old water heater can be repaired to optimise efficiency, or whether it needs to be replaced altogether.

Call Anta Plumbing today to discuss the benefits of switching over to a Baxi Luna water heater system.

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Written by Tanya Klien

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