Storage water heaters are developing a bad reputation, probably because they can be responsible for about 25 percent of the energy use in the average Canadian household. However, technology advances quickly in the home comfort industry, and high-efficiency storage water heaters can now outperform conventional models as much as 40 percent.
High-efficiency storage water heaters can operate off of traditional fuel sources, like gas, oil and electricity. When shopping around, make sure to ask about advanced features, such as:
Some advanced features are specific to oil- or gas-fired models:
Remember, simply installing a high-efficiency storage water heater doesn’t guarantee peak performance. You should always keep up with maintenance, and be sure to completely drain the tank once a year or so. This helps flush the system of built-up sediment, which can impede the performance of the drain valve, and the system’s overall efficiency.
For more information on storage water heaters, contact Arpi’s Industries. We’re proud to serve Calgary area homeowners.
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