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Understanding how your hot water works in your home can be a big ask, so let’s review some of the basics. The main thing you need to know is whether you have a traditional hot water heater or a tankless unit. Both do the same thing, but operate very differently, and are suitable for different homes. A tankless model can fit in a closet, while a traditional model usually dwells in a basement due to the size of the tank it requires to heat the water. Once you know what you’re working with, you can start to think about your water heater replacement options.

Condo Living

If space is an issue for you, a tankless model might be your best bet for a suitable water heater replacement. Due to its small size, you can save a lot of space by going tankless. Plus, you’ll save on the cost of water each month because tankless units are high efficiency. Unlike traditional models, these don’t need to store water in a large tank before you can have a hot shower or do your dishes. Tankless units are great water heater replacements that can save you space, money, and provide you with hot water on-demand. Not to mention they are safer than traditional units too.

Home Sweet Home

Being lucky enough to live in a home in Toronto and the GTA is always nice. With older homes, you may notice a traditional hot water heater in the basement, but that doesn’t mean it has to go. Chances are, your home cost you plenty of money already. There’s no need to go rushing into changing major systems in your home just yet. If it’s not broken, you may not need to fix it. A traditional model is less expensive in most cases anyway. Plus, it has served homes’ hot water needs for years. However, if your traditional unit needs to be replaced, be sure to consult a professional for their advice. Having their feedback can give you a better idea of your water heater replacement options.

Novel Care Is Here To Help With Your Water Heater Replacement Options

Our team has had the pleasure of serving Toronto and the GTA for more than 35 years now, and we aren’t about to stop anytime soon. Give us a call to discuss your options. We’ll take the time to assess your home and any questions you may have to ensure you can make informed decisions. Remember, our team is available 24/7 by calling 647 243 3571 in the event of an emergency. At Novel Care, we put people first, every time.

Not everyone has the luxury of hiring a professional to handle every problem around the house. However, certain water heater problems should only be handled by a professional to ensure quality and safety. Here are a few things you can absolutely take of yourself – and other ones that may require you to call for help.

Water Heater Problem: Dealing With Hot Water Issues

Expecting your water to be hot enough for a shower isn’t too much to ask, but occasionally it might require a bit of work. Not having the right temperature coming from your taps could be as simple as addressing a tripped circuit breaker by checking your breaker box. Other times it could mean there is an issue with your thermostat.

Another water heater problem regarding hot water is when you don’t seem to have enough of it. If this is an issue in the winter, it’s not that uncommon, and there is something you can do about it. Behind an access panel along the side of the tank should be a thermostat. You can raise it a couple degrees to accommodate for those colder months where the average hot water temperature isn’t enough to get you a warm enough shower. If your water is too hot, simply find the thermostat and lower it a few degrees. Again though, if this isn’t the case, you may be dealing with a faulty thermostat that would require replacement by a professional.

Water Heater Problem: Noises

Hearing noises from your water heater shouldn’t be cause for alarm – but it does require your attention. Usually clanking, banging and other odd sounds indicate a buildup of sediment in the tank itself. One way to deal with this issue would be to try and flush the tank out – which can be explained by any hardware store or YouTube video. If you’re not the do-it-yourself type, don’t worry. Just call a professional to take a look. When it comes to your HVAC, better safe than sorry.

Novel Care Can Help With Water Heater Problems

After answering countless calls over the past 35 years in Toronto and the GTA, rest assured our team can help. We’ve seen, repaired and installed every model of water heater and addressed every issue our customers had. Whether it was a tank bursting in the middle of the night or just an overly cautious courtesy call, Novel Care is always available to help. Just call 647 243 3571 and our team will be there to walk you through any issues or dispatch someone within hours to handle an emergency. At Novel Care, our customers always come first, so give us a call.

When choosing a tankless water heater, it’s important to invest in the right brand. You want something proven, established, and built to last. Rinnai is all of those things and more. Here are a few reasons to choose one of our Rinnai water heaters.

Rinnai Water Heaters Are The Standard For Quality

In 1921, Rinnai was first established in Japan and went on to create the first tankless water heater.
Today, they are known for their quality around the world. In fact, all products available in North America have been approved by the Canada Standards Association (CSA) as well as comply with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Building on this, Rinnai has put an emphasis on using diligent assembly processes and advanced automation techniques in their manufacturing facilities. This has helped separate them from the competition in terms of efficiency, making them an industry leader.

Each Rinnai water heater is put through a gauntlet of stress tests and only shipped out after passing them with flying colours. Rinnai even has a top-notch Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Certified Testing Laboratory, equipped with accredited lab technicians. They are considered to be the only water heater manufacturer with such dedication to creating excellence.

Rest assured, Rinnai water heaters are built to stand the test of time – and we should know, we’ve been installing and maintaining them for over 30 years.

Novel Care Is Your Installer For Rinnai Water Heaters

After serving Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years, there is nothing we haven’t seen. When it comes to water heaters, Rinnai is at the top of the class. They’re craftsmanship and hard work has paid off over the years and certainly has earned our recommendation. Naturally, we always advise paying you a visit before ordering a new water heater. After all, we wouldn’t want to change out a system that works perfectly fine for your current home.

If you’re ever unsure of your water heater’s performance or have any other HVAC issues, please don’t hesitate to call us at 647-243-3571. Our team is always available to take your call and dispatch someone within hours to address any emergency. We know the value in being there when you need us, which is why we’re available 24/7. At Novel Care, we really do take pride in putting customer service first, just like Rinnai. Give us a call, and let’s see if Rinnai water heaters are right for you.

Owning a home in Toronto and the GTA means you certainly appreciate things that help keep you out of the red. Whether it’s taking advantage of deals at restaurants or finding cost-effective activities around the city, having a good relationship with your finances plays a big part of living here. Take a look below at some of the benefits of going with tankless water heaters.

Tankless Water Heaters Help With Savings

Reducing your energy bills isn’t always easy. You could run your appliances later in the evening or set your air conditioner to a higher temperature in the summer when you’re at work, but a tankless water heater makes it easy to save money and energy. They were designed to only heat water as you need it, which is great for keeping bills a bit lower at the end of the month.

While it’s absolutely true that tankless water heaters help you save money. They also help you save space at home. In most older houses, a traditional water heater is kept in the basement. They require bigger tanks to allow water to flow in, heat up, and be distributed throughout the house as needed. Unfortunately, Toronto is definitely lacking in the space department. Condo life is all about saving space and these tankless water heaters can actually fit nicely in a closet – staying out of sight.

Tankless Water Heaters Supply Plenty Of Hot Water

Worried that a tankless option won’t have enough hot water to keep up with your needs? It’s actually quite the opposite. Their design allows them to heat water as you use it, unlike a traditional option that would only be able to supply as much hot water as the tank could hold at a given time.

Tankless Water Heaters Last 2x Longer Than Traditional Ones

When it comes to saving you money, this one is the best reason of all. Not only are these options more efficient, but they can actually outlive the traditional water heater if taken care of properly. Talk about savings!

Professional Tankless Water Heater Installers Only, Please

After more than 30 years of helping Toronto and the GTA, we always recommend having a professional take care of your HVAC – including tankless water heaters. While we’re always available in the event of an emergency, we’ve answered countless calls that could have been avoided if a homeowner had just used a professional the first time. So please, don’t hesitate to give us a call whenever you want to schedule some maintenance or if you’re in need of a new heater installation. We’re available 24/7. Just call 647-243-3571, and we’ll dispatch one of our professionals to assess the situation.

Tankless water heaters are a fairly new technology in the world of HVAC, but they’re really gaining momentum in terms of popularity. Most homes in Toronto or around the Greater Toronto Area have hot water tanks that constantly heat a supply of hot water for use in your home. While this is a tried and true way to ensure you and your family have hot water, these hot water tanks aren’t the most efficient way to heat water for use in your home.

Tankless water heaters are much more efficient than your existing hot water tank because they only provide hot water when you need it. A traditional hot water tank keeps water heated in a big tank in your basement all day and night. This means that it uses energy to heat water while you’re sleeping and while you’re at work all day. Heating hot water while you’re not using is simply a waste of energy. By comparison, tankless water heaters are much more efficient because they only heat water when you need it. That means they only use energy when you turn on a hot water tap.

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right For You?

There are a number of things that need to be considered in order to understand if a tankless water heater is right for you and your family.

Longer Service Life

Typically, tankless water heaters last longer than traditional hot water tanks, which also require more maintenance.

Compact

Tankless water heaters are much smaller than traditional water heaters. That means you’ll have more room in your basement or garage for storing other things. When you’ve got a family extra space is essential.

Environmentally Friendly

As mentioned, tankless water heaters use much less energy than traditional hot water tanks. That means they’re either using less natural gas or electricity, which reduces your carbon footprint. Tankless water heaters are an easy choice if you take the environment into consideration.

Easy To Repair

Have you ever had a traditional hot water tank burst and flood your basement? It’s inconvenient to say the least,and the result is having to completely replace the unit. With tankless water heaters if something happens to go wrong you can count on an experienced and knowledgeable Novel Care tankless repair technician to fix it. There are always available parts and repairs take less than a day. There are a very small number of scenarios that would result in having to actually replace a tankless water heater that needs repairs. Additionally, tankless water heaters always come with a warranty so most repairs won’t cost you a dime.

Cost Efficient

Remember when we said that tankless water heaters only heat water when you actually need it? That also means that they only use energy when you actually use them. As a result, they save you a ton of money each month on your energy bills. By comparison, hot water tanks constantly heat water for your home, which also means they’re constantly using energy. Much less efficient to say the least.

Unlimited Hot Water

So, you’ve got a big family and everyone has to shower, do the dishes, do the laundry and lots of other things that require hot water. If you rely on a traditional hot water tank then you know how quickly it can run out of water with lots of people constantly needing hot water. As you may have guessed, tankless water heaters don’t run out of hot water because they don’t actually store any. They heat water as you need it and with so many makes and models available there’s always one to suit the needs of any family.

Whether you have questions about installation, maintenance or repairs, contact Novel Care today for more information about tankless water heaters: 647-243-3571

It doesn’t happen often, but when your tankless water heater needs fixing you need to know who to call. Clearly, we’re going to tell you that if you’re in Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area that you should call Novel Care, but here are the reasons why.

Lots of people have that one friend or family member that fancies themselves as a handyman or woman that can fix it all. These people are great if you need help building a fence or repairing your deck, but when it comes to tankless water heaters it’s important to talk to a professional. So, who fixes tankless water heaters? Your local Novel Care tankless water heater technician. Novel Care technicians have over 30 years of experience installing, repairing and performing maintenance on tankless water heaters.

Tankless water heaters are complex machines that can only be repaired through experience and knowledge. If they’re repaired improperly they may experience poor performance, or may not work at all. This will ultimately lead to calling an expert tankless repair technician anyway.

Common Problems In Tankless Water Heaters

Prior to calling a tankless water heater expert, there are a few things that you can check on your own. These are not repairs, but simply things that can help a technician understand what might be wrong with it, or if there is a simple solution.

  • Very little or no hot water
  • An irregular water temperature that’s either super hot or not hot enough
  • A burner that won’t ignite
  • A noisy burner
  • Very low water pressure

One thing that isn’t on this list is having to wait for hot water or not getting instant hot water. This isn’t specifically a problem. Some tankless water heaters have a recirculation pump installed on them, which allows more instant hot water. If your unit doesn’t have one then you may have to wait a moment for hot water to be delivered to your faucet.

Now that you know who fixes tankless water heaters and when you should call them you’ll never have to worry about your tankless water heater again. Novel Care has the experience and knowledge that you need to ensure your tankless water heater is operating efficiently and properly year round. You can count on the excellent and prompt services that we guarantee 100%.

Contact us today for more information or for a free estimate: Inquiries@NovelCare.ca or call 647-243-3571.