Water Heaters & Tankless 2016-11-02T11:26:32+00:00

Hot Water Heaters & Tankless

See how a new energy-efficient hot water heater or tankless water heater can save you money and make your life more enjoyable!

Taking a hot shower, loading up the dishwasher after an evening meal, or washing a load of dirty laundry are all things most people tend to take for granted and each of these have one thing in common, a water heater.

Although we may not think much about them, a properly functioning water heater is a necessity of modern life.

At Bulletproof, we carry several of the top water heater manufacturers including Giant, Rinnai, Rheem, Bradford White, and Navien.

Regardless of the size of your home, how many people live in your house, your budget and particular needs, we’ve got the perfect hot water solution for you!

Our knowledgeable staff are happy and eager to help you select the best brand, type, and model. Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call directly!

Water Heater Comparison – Tank vs. Tankless vs. Hybrid

Energy-efficient traditional tank hot water heater.

1.     Traditional Tank Water Heaters – Electric and Gas

Electric and gas water heaters are the most common types of water heaters used and heat water using electricity or gas.

Advantages:

  • typically lower cost to purchase
  • easily installed

Disadvantages:

  • not usually as energy efficient as tankless models
  • heat can be lost through the sides of the tank causing the heating mechanism to keep coming on to reheat the water

Traditional tank hot water heaters are the most common type of hot water heater in most Hamilton-area homes and elsewhere across Ontario and Canada.

We carry several different brands and models, of all sizes from 20 to 60+ gallons to suit homes, condos, and cottages, and families of all sizes.

2.     Tankless Water Heaters

Energy-efficient tankless hot water heater.

Tankless water heaters have become popular and a preferred source for hot water due to the long term savings realized. These types of water heaters are also known as demand water heaters.

Advantages:

  • cold water entering the house is instantaneously heated to a desired temperature on demand and as needed
  • unlimited hot water
  • more energy  efficient, since water is only heated when needed
  • can last 5 to 10 years longer than a traditional tank water heater. It also provides an unlimited supply of hot water (without having to wait for the water to heat back up)
  • takes up much less space than a tank model
  • conserves water, since they can be placed closer to kitchen or main bathroom

Disadvantages:

  • The downside to a tankless water heater is it is more expensive to purchase and install and may require some necessary upgrades to a natural gas line or venting system. The excellent benefits and long-term savings, however, usually outweigh the initial cost.

3. Hybrid Water Heaters:

Hybrid models vary but essentially combine the technology of a tank and tankless water heater to provide an unlimited supply of hot water to the home with the added benefit of the highest level of energy efficiency and cost savings.

Advantages:

  • hybrid water heaters are highly energy efficient
  • saves you hundreds and even thousands of dollars in energy costs each year

Disadvantages:

  • higher initial cost

How Do They Work?

Water Heater Basics
Water coming into a home is cold. As it flows through the pipes it goes into the water heater and flows through a dip tube to the bottom of the tank where a heating mechanism (such as a burner or heating element) starts to heat up the water. The heating mechanism remains on until the water reaches the required temperature which is set via the water heater thermostat.

Water Heater Temperature Reminder for Families with Young Children

Setting the temperature on a lower setting is highly recommended when there are children in the home and it also helps to save energy.

Tankless Water Heater Financing Available!

We offer many options including financing and rentals. Ask us for details!

Contact us for a free no-obligation estimate!

Simply complete the quote-request form on this page, or give us a call at 289-205-1334 or 1-877-264-HVAC (toll-free) for a no-obligation free quote.