Tankless Hot Water Heaters in Courtenay

A traditional hot water system’s major drawback is its standby and transfers energy losses. Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, do not include the storage tanks and can be advantageous in different climate changes. At Vent-Air Heating & Refrigeration, we have the skills and expertise to install, repair, and service tankless hot water heaters in Courtenay.


Electrically Powered Systems

The electrically heated water heaters have proven to be efficient in various parts of Asia, Europe, and the United States. However, in Canada, this technology is not efficient enough for a colder climate. Most of the Canadians prefer using gas-fired water heaters during the winter.


Gas-fired Systems

These gas-fired tankless water heaters are more efficient in the colder climates of Canada. These models can operate without any electricity. The energy efficiency of gas-fired models has been rated at between 78% and 85% for standard models, and at between 91% and 96% for condensing gas storage models. However, they are not recommended because they draw in and evacuate heat from the home and that could result in the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

But, to satisfy the needs of a family home, it is always preferable to choose gas-fired tankless water heaters with an electrical ignition system.


Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

These water heaters do not include a tank and heat water only when a faucet is open. They can also offer energy savings ability by reducing the thermal losses to the environment. Other benefits of tankless water heaters are:

  • Save valuable space
  • Endless hot water
  • Limited upkeep costs
  • Zero energy consumption
  • Reliability for the long haul (in excess of 20 years) as compared to traditional water heater systems (10 to 15 years)
  • Minimal energy loss
  • No tank bacteria buildup
  • Reduction of water heaters in landfills

Their disadvantages include:

  • A limited volume of hot water that is available at one same time from several faucets
  • Possible variations in water temperature, if several faucets are on at the same time
  • Possible several-second delay between the moment at which the faucet is turned on and the moment at which the water turns hot
  • Possibility of the water not being very hot when the flow is reduced
  • Possible need to modify certain habits such as, using hot water at one same time from several faucets, adding cold water to hot water when showering or washing up
  • High purchase and installation costs (purchase costs of $1000 - $1500 or up to around $3000 for an efficient electrical model for a family home and installation costs around $1000)

Tankless Water Heaters – Rinnai®

With our tankless water heaters in Courtenay from Rinnai®, you will get an endless on-demand hot water, space savings, eco-efficiency, and peace of mind. We also offer natural gas or propane fuel types, while supporting flexible installations for either indoors or outdoors. Vent-Air Heating & Refrigeration can cater to all your water heater needs – you can expect more because you deserve it.

Pick a tankless hot water heater with features that will fit your exact needs, call us today.

Contact Information


10 Little Bear Way

Courtenay, BC

V0R 2V0


Phone: 250-703-2580

Email: info@ventairhvac.ca

Fax: 250-703-2585

Service: 250-703-3649


Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Service Area

 Comox Valley & Surrounding Areas
 Campbell River & Surrounding Areas
 Qualicum Beach & Surrounding Areas

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