Water Heaters

What you need to know about tankless water heaters

If you’re thinking about replacing your water heater, a tankless model can be a great option, but it’s important to examine both the benefits and limitations before buying.

When is it time to replace your….?

I was doing some research and came across this really interesting article from ENERGY STAR®.

Door-to-Door Sales

Here’s a new video from Consumer Protection Ontario about door-to-door water heater sales.  Direct Energy does not go door-to-door in Ontario and we will never show-up at your home without an appointment.  If you have any questions about your equipment call us and we will send someone out at your convenience.  

Dave’s Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Home Improvement

Did you know that energy efficiency can increase the value of your home? If you’re thinking about home improvement projects for the new year, remember you can save time, money, and headaches by doing some research on how difficult these jobs can be. So, here are our Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Home Improvement […]

Tankless Water Heater Question

Hi Dave, I’m a homeowner with a family of four. I’m currently in the market for a new water heater, to support a house with two full bathrooms. Can a tankless water heater do this? A tankless water heater is an efficient, space saving choice. Water is only heated as needed rather than heating gallons […]

Tankless or Conventional Water Heater?

I received a great question from Paul A.  a couple of weeks ago. “I’m thinking of getting a tankless water heater. What’s the pros and cons in doing that?”

Renting vs Buying

There’s more than just the purchase price to consider when making the decision between buying or renting a water heater. There could be additional costs in money, time and peace of mind. Here are just a few to consider:

Prevent Costly Water Leaks


Water leaks can happen anywhere in the house, but they typically occur in the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry rooms. Early detection of problems in these areas can mean the difference between a simple mop-up job and major construction repairs. Kitchen Dishwasher –Check periodically under the sink to make sure the hose connection to the water […]

Venting Upgrades

Why venting upgrades might be required I speak a lot about the value of upgrading appliances to high efficiency models. This applies mainly to heating and cooling appliances like furnaces and air conditioners. Coincidently, over the past few weeks I’ve chatted to a few folks who are starting to think about upgrading their furnaces in […]

What should I do if my water heater is leaking or making strange sounds?

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