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Water Heaters

Get to Know Water Heaters

Water heaters may be a great option for your home to help you save money and contribute to a greener Nova Scotia. Did you know, water heaters can have tanks or be tankless? They can be electric, or part of an efficient heat pump home heating system. And they can even take advantage of solar heat. We can help you find the right water heater for your needs.


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Save Money

If you’re eligible for time-of-day (TOD) rates, you can save up to 44% on water heating costs. With TOD rates, you can program your water heater to heat during off-peak hours.
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Low Maintenance

Unlike a fossil fuel system, there is very little maintenance required for an electric water heater. Simple routine checks of your water heater will ensure that there are no leaks around fittings or bottom of tank.

Types of Water Heaters

When trying to decide what type of electric water heater is right for you, you’ll need to think about the water needs of your home. Typically, for a household with one to four people, a 40 gallon tank works great. Smaller tanks are available, but they often cost the same or more and they may not be insulated as well. For four or more people (or if you’re using your water heater with time-of-day rates) you’ll probably want a larger 60 gallon tank.

Our preferred contractor network can provide advice on which water heater is right for you.
heat pump water heater

Heat pump water heaters absorb heat from the air and transfer it into your water storage tank. They typically have higher initial costs than conventional storage water heaters, however they have lower operating costs which can offset their higher purchase and installation prices. Heat pump water heaters can provide the same amount of hot water as a standard electric heater while consuming 50%-70% less energy. These are great for homes that are looking to improve their efficiency.

Tankless water heaters are also called “instantaneous” water heaters because they heat water only when it’s needed. As soon as the hot water tap is turned on, the tankless heater engages and immediately heats the water being pumped through it. Since there’s no storage tank involved, the tankless heater will provide water for as long as the hot water tap (or washing machine, or dishwasher) is turned on.
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Did You Know?

If you meet the requirements for time-of-day (TOD) rates, you’re able to program your water heater to heat during off-peak times which will save you over 40% on water heating costs. Ask your preferred contractor for more details.

Calculate Your Potential Savings

Tell us a bit about your home and how you heat your water right now. The calculator will estimate your current energy costs, and predict what your costs might be if you switched to more efficient electric options.

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