The Hayter Group sells and services every type of hot water heater including; natural gas, propane, geothermal and electric. We install and repair both traditional tank water heaters and tankless water heaters.
When you are making a decision about what type of water heater to use, it is equally important to think about what contractor do you want installing the equipment. The Hayter Group has been serving clients across South-Western Ontario since 1952.
Tank Water Heaters are the most common way to heat water. Water heaters range from 40 to 60 gallons in size. The typical factory setting is 120°F (49°C). The temperature can be adjusted using a control on the heater.
Tank water heaters heat the water all day long. The tank is insulated to slow heat loss. To maintain the water temperature, the water heater cycles on and off.
Tank water heaters have a usable capacity around 70%. The typical 50-gallon tank has 30-35 gallons of hot water in reserve. If there is high demand over a short period of time, your hot water can run out. When it does, you have to wait for the water to re-heat.
Bathroom upgrades like multiple shower head or a spa usually require a larger hot water tank. Replacing an existing hot tank water heater with a larger one is the best way to keep labour costs to a minimum.
Tanks hot water heaters are a good choice for many homeowners. The portion of your gas bill that goes to heating hot water is relatively low. The typical life of a water heater is 10 to 15 years.
There are several types of venting systems for natural gas water heaters. The heater also needs to be sized according to the number of people in the home. In South-Western Ontario, in the winter, the incoming water temperature is very low. Your water heater needs to work harder in the winter. That’s also a sizing consideration. The Hayter Group will help you select the correct Bradford White model to meet your needs.
Tankless water heaters revolutionize the way you use hot water. They produce more hot water, at a more consistent temperature, using less energy than typical tank-style water heaters.
Tankless gas water heaters are more energy-efficient, because they eliminate the need to maintain a tank full of pre-heated water. A tankless unit will provide hot water on demand at a pre-set temperature. You don’t pay to heat hot water that is stored in a tank.
Rinnai Tankless water heaters are the size of a typical medicine cabinet. Normally, they are wall mounted. The water heater can be placed closer to your bathroom or kitchen. That means you don’t have to wait as long for hot water to start flowing though the pipes.
Tankless water heaters have digital controls and remote controls to set the temperature. You may want to lower the temperature for baby’s bath, or increase it for washing dishes.
Probably the biggest advantage of tankless water heaters is continuous supply. You won’t run out of hot water when several people take back to back showers.
If your home uses geothermal heating and cooling, your geothermal furnace can also supply a majority of your hot water needs. The WaterFurnace GeoTank captures and stores preheated hot water from your ground source heat pump. It’s engineered specifically for your WaterFurnace.
If you are currently using a standard electric hot water heater, the GE GeoSpring can save you as much as $325 per year in energy costs. The GE study showed that a conventional electric hot water heater used 4,879 kWh per year. The GeoSpring can produce the same amount of hot water using only 1,830 kWh. That’s a saving of over 3,000 kWh per year. The calculation assumes a rate of 10.7 cents per kWh.
The GeoSpring heat pump water heater combines heat pump technology with traditional electric elements. A compressor and evaporator use a fan to draw in heat from the surrounding air to heat refrigerant. The heated refrigerant runs through coils transferring heat into the water tank.
The GeoSpring produces the same amount of hot water as an electric water heater, only at a fraction of the cost.
Electric water heaters are still quite common in apartment buildings and rural properties. The GeoSpring is an environmentally friendly alternative.
The Stainless Steel Water Heater is supplied by the hot water from your boiler. As your home is being heated, your domestic hot water is being heated at the same time. This uses less fuel and conserves energy. the recovery rate is up to three times faster than conventional gas or electric water heaters. That means a continuous supply of hot water. The average life span of a SMART Series Indirect Fired Water Heater exceeds 20 years! That’s approximately twice the life of a conventional gas or electric hot water heater.
Many homeowners in South-Western Ontario rent their hot water heater from Reliance. In the past, a lot of people rented their water heater from Union Gas (now Enbridge). You had just one bill which included all the gas you used for heating and hot water. The bill also included your hot water tank rental. It was a simple and very popular.
Union Gas (Enbridge) sold its’ hot water tank rental business to Reliance. Homeowners now get a separate bill from Reliance for the rental of their hot water heater.
Buying your water heater and getting out of your rental contract has many advantage. The rental payments will normally pay for your water heater in about seven years. The water heater lasts for ten to fifteen years. So buying a water heater works out to be a pretty good deal.
When you rent a water heater and you have a problem, you can only call Reliance. It’s up to them if they fix it or replace it. If you own your water heater and you have a problem you can call any plumbing contractor you like. If you choose The Hayter Group, we can check your hot water heater the same time we make our service call for your HVAC equipment.