Water Heater Replacement

New Water Heater Installation Or Replacement In Ottawa

When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have several factors to ponder. Luckily, Francis Home Environment is here to help. Before you invest in a new water heater, you need to decide which system best matches your family’s needs. Fortunately, the team of experts at Francis Home Environment will be able to talk with you about the things you’ll need to consider, including which type of fuel is best for your water heating needs, what size your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which versions are within your budget.


Types Of Water Heaters

  • Traditional tank water heaters maintain significant amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
  • Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.


Water Heater Size

The size of your water heater depends on your hot water usage and on the type of water heater you choose. Francis Home Environment can help resolve that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of various devices in your living space and how many of the systems you’ll need to use at the same time.


For tankless water heaters, the progression will be comparable in that a local expert from Francis Home Environment can assess your needs, factoring in your estimated temperature growth based on the temperature of your water when it enters your living space. After we’ve compiled the math for you, we’ll recommend a few options as tankless water heaters are typically rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.


Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little simpler than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to determine how much water needs to be collected to meet your water needs at peak usage. It can all be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help you.


Fuel Type

Depending on your location and other factors, you have a variation of options for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Francis Home Environment will provide you with information on the best options for the Ottawa area and your specific needs.


Tankless Water Heaters

If you’re in Ottawa, a tankless water heater is a great option for saving energy. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a totally different way than typical tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The problem with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools over time and needs to be reheated.


Tankless Water Heaters employ gas burners or electric coils to heat water only when necessary, meaning big-time savings on energy bills. Think what it would be like to have a constant supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run your dishwasher or your washing machine…and still get a hot shower! They are economical in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to run.


Tank Water Heaters

With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the skilled plumbing team at Francis Home Environment, you can be confident that you’ll never have to worry about taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).


The tank water heater is created to heat and store water in the tank, usually 40 or 50 gallons at a time. When the dishwasher, the washing machine, or a soothing hot shower runs, the pre-heated water that’s stored in the tank flows quickly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water in an instant and can provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water. But honestly, there are positives and negatives to both types of hot water heaters, and the decision to purchase one or the other should be based on your needs.


We have a wide variety of gas and electric tank water heaters available in multiple sizes, all with great warranties and installation backed by our 100% Guarantee. And don’t forget we provide estimates. We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 613-723-4700 to find out more today!