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GSW Water Heaters

GSW water heater

GSW products are renowned for their durability, efficiency, and reliability, ensuring you have a consistent supply of hot water whenever you need it. GSW is one of the few water heater brands with a legacy that goes back over a century. 

For more than 150 years, homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors have trusted GSW to provide innovative and high-quality water heating products they can rely on. With advanced features and innovative technology, GSW water heaters help lower energy bills and reduce environmental impact.

When it comes to water heater installation, that’s a job best left to highly qualified technicians. The team at Hot Water Ottawa are the go-to licensed water heater experts for homeowners throughout the entire Ottawa area. We offer you a full list of water heater services, including:

  • Sales and installation of standard hot water tanks, hybrid heat pump water heaters, and tankless water heaters
  • Repairs of any make or model
  • Annual maintenance and in-depth safety checks
  • Water heater rental 

How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

Your water heater typically has a lifespan of around ten to twelve years for a traditional hot water tank and up to twenty years for a tankless system. While these estimates aren’t absolute, they provide a helpful guideline for planning. Eventually, you’ll face the decision of whether to repair or replace your water heater. It’s important to consider the age of your unit when making this choice because repairing a water heater that’s nearing the end of its lifespan might not be the most cost-effective solution in the long run.

The average lifespan varies according to:

GSW Hot Water Heaters

GSW Atmospheric Vent Gas Water Heater

GSW Atmospheric Vent Gas Water Heater

Designed for efficient performance, this water heater utilizes atmospheric venting to safely expel combustion gases. With a range of capacities available, it’s the perfect choice for residential applications, providing consistent hot water for your household needs at an entry-level price. These are vented up an existing chimney.

Product Features

  • Tank is glass-lined to provide superior protection against the corrosive effects of hot water
  • Heavy-duty anode rod for additional tank protection
  • Turbulator dip tube reduces sediment build-up at the bottom of the tank to prolong tank life
  • Piezoelectric igniter lets you light the pilot without matches
  • Thermopile system provides a robust pilot to withstand environmental conditions such as down drafts
  • LED indicator gives visual confirmation that the pilot is on, and provides diagnostics and troubleshooting information
  • Thermostat allows for easy temperature adjustments
  • Maintenance is simple with an easy-to-access combustion chamber and conveniently located drain valve

GSW Power Direct Vent Gas Water Heater

GSW Power Direct Vent Gas Water Heater

A Power Direct Vent heater is ideal when using inside air for combustion is not an option and a longer vent run is required, possibly as a result of the heater being in a smaller room that does not have a wall facing outdoors. This innovative water heater combines direct venting technology with a power vent fan, ensuring efficient combustion and safe indoor air quality. With its advanced features and durable construction, it has remarkable energy-efficiency that can save you money on energy costs.

Product Features

  • Sealed combustion chamber design prevents accidental ignition of flammable vapours
  • Compact design makes it great for tight space installations
  • Factory-installed heat trap nipples reduce the amount of heat lost through piping improving energy efficiency
  • Exclusive TankSaver® design that prolongs tank life
  • Flexible venting options as it can be vented with 2”, 3” or 4” ULC S636 PVC, CPVC or polypropylene pipe up to 180 equivalent feet
  • Conveniently located T&P, drain valve, junction box and anode allows for stress-free maintenance

GSW Condensing Tankless Water Heaters

One of the best tankless heaters in Canada. Rather than storing hot water in a large tank, condensing tankless heaters quickly heat the water on-demand. Condensing tankless heaters use a secondary heat exchanger that uses exhaust to pre-heat the water before it reaches the primary exchanger resulting in higher efficiencies. These innovative products are state-of-the-art, with a Universal Energy Factor of 0.93. 

Product Features

  • Power direct vent design
  • Primary heat exchanger is constructed of commercial-grade copper which is more resilient against erosion
  • Secondary heat exchanger is made of Type 316L Stainless Steel to protect against corrosion
  • Flexible venting as ULC S636 approved PVC, CPVC, polypropylene pipe or Category III/IV stainless steel venting can be used
  • Internal freeze protection and multiple safety features
  • Can be used in residential hydronic heating applications
  • Takes up significantly less space than a tank-type water heater
  • Electronic ignition means there is no pilot light

GSW Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

GSW Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

The Hybrid Electric Heat Pump water heaters offer a cost effective, energy-efficient option for consumers who want to save money on their electric utility bills. These heaters absorb ambient heat from the surrounding air to the heat water using a compressor and environmentally-friendly R134a refrigerant.

Product Features

  • Available in 50, 66 and 80 USG capacities
  • Up to a 3.45 Energy Factor (EF) rating conserves energy and exceeds ENERGY STAR® qualifications
  • Select from Efficiency, Hybrid, or Electric modes to match heating requirements to environmental conditions
  • Vacation mode reduces operating costs and provides freeze protection during extended absence
  • Replaceable anode rods have a stainless steel core that provides superior tank protection far longer than standard anode rods
  • User-friendly electronic display screen allows easy control of temperature setting, operating mode, and communicates diagnostics

Install A GSW Water Heater Today!

We provide top quality products and services, and we offer better prices and a higher level of personalized service than the “big guys” do. You won’t experience delays or generic interactions like you might when dealing with larger companies. We listen, take the time needed to help you make the right decisions, and we are there when you need us.

If you’re looking for advice, an expert installation, or quick and painless repairs on a new or existing water heater, give us a call or schedule your GSW water heater installation today.

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