In Quebec, water heaters are overworked because of the climate. Hot water consumption per capita is among the highest in the world. Thus, water heaters occupy an important place in the daily lives of Quebecers, whether they are in Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Montreal, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke or elsewhere in the province. It is important to have a quality water heater that meets the needs of the occupants. Some suppliers make good ones but, among them, there is Giant …
For more than 60 years, this water heater manufacturer dominates the market. GIANT does not support the sale or installation of its products, preferring to focus on the manufacture of water heaters that are designed to last. This specialization certainly bore fruit. Distributors and retailers such as Hydrosolution or Réno-Dépôt and plumbers take care of the sale and installation of these water heaters.
In addition to electric water heaters, gas, oil and tankless, the manufacturer produces a good ecological insulation foam called GREENFOAM. GIANT water heaters also benefit from this good insulation. These premium products are made from raw materials from Canada.
|The Giant quality system is ISO 9001-2008 certified. Giant water heaters are also ENERGY STAR certified.|
|Giant regular water heater, 40G||Giant Super Cascade, 40G|
|Hardware A||$319 + taxes||$439 + taxes|
|Hardware B||$309 + taxes||$579 + taxes|
|Hardware C||$360 + taxes||$561 + taxes|
These prices don’t include installation. Prices vary a lot so it is worthwhile to compare. Request for your free quotes on this page to get prices with installation from a recommended plumber.
They are the following:
These models are sold through different retailers and plumbers as well. The main advantage in dealing with a plumber is to ensure the quality of the installation of the system. This is an investment that can be profitable in the long-term.
Did you know that water heating is the second biggest household expense among residences in Canada? The energy efficiency of a water heater makes a lot of sense. I fact, GIANT water heaters are ENERGYSTAR certified (the mark of energy efficient products in Canada) and qualify for Reno Climat, Gaz Métro, Gazifère, Chauffez Vert and EcoRenov subsidies in Quebec. In addition to the cost of usage, good performance is also critical. For example, do you wish for hot water instantaneously? If yes, the so-called on-demand or instantaneous water heater (without tank) is required. Other factors to consider when choosing: the purchase price, lifespan, etc. As for the manufacturer’s warranty, it is 6 to 10 years for water leaks and 1 to 5 years on parts.
Ask a plumber to find out more about Giant’s offers.
|Energy Efficiency||ENERGYSTAR Certification||Selling price|
|Cost of use and maintenance||Lifespan||Warranties offered|
|Speed in providing hot water||Quantity of hot water that can be provided (tank)|
Below is a table of comparison of the most popular GIANT water heater models to help you determine the model that is right for you:
|GIANT Compact||GIANT Standard||GIANT Cascade||GIANT Super Cascade||Atmospheric vent |
|Volume||2, 5, 10, 16 and 22 gallons||30, 40 and 60 gallons||40 and 60 gallons||40 and 60 gallons||30, 40, 50 and 60 gallons|
|Usage||For minimal hot water needs |
such as in a cottage
|For all hot water needs at home||High performance, 10% more hot water instantly||3 heating elements instead of 2, |
|Works in case of a power failure|
One gallon is equivalent to 3.78 liters, therefore 40 gallons equals 151.4 liters and 60 gallons provides 227.1 liters.
The ECOPEAK technology (offered with GIANT Cascade and GIANT Super Cascade) are eco-friendly in the sense that they use 3 elements rather than 2. The top element works with the other 2 elements alternately to heat the water in the upper part of the tank as needed. The middle element also works as needed, with the bottom element to complete the heating over short periods of time. This is the bottom element, which has lower power, and runs almost continuously. While the 60- gallon electric water heaters found in the market normally have 2 elements of 4500 watts, hot water tanks with ECOPEAK technology have elements of 800, 3000 and 3800 watts.
The price of a water heater with ECOPEAK technology is similar to a water heater without it. This technology has passed many tests conducted by the Hydro-Quebec Energy Technologies Laboratory in the last two years. The conclusion was that there was no impact on the availability of hot water. Although there is no difference in electricity costs, the service life and reliability of the system is higher because the components are not overworked.
Among the features of this product, here are some that are important for you to know:
In addition to the listed elements of the GIANT Compact model, note that:
The GIANT Cascade water heater is very commonly used in Quebec. Let’s take a few moments to consider the 5 interesting aspects of engineering of this masterpiece.
Similar to the Cascade Model except that it offers more durability:
These prices are approximate and do not include costs of installation.
When shopping for a water heater, many will notice that a 40-gallon water heater can sell for $300-$600. But why does the price vary so much for tank of the same size? This question is important.
The first thing to consider is the power of the elements of the water heaters for sale. Buying a 40-gallon water heater with 2 elements of 4500 Watts or another with 2 elements of 3000 Watts means choosing a different solution from the other. Roughly, we can say that the first water heater hears water 50% faster than the second model.
Another element that significantly affects the price: the warranty that comes with the water heater. For example, GIANT offers a warranty of 6 to 10 years on its quality water heaters and from 1 to 5 years on parts. In contrast, if you buy a water heater without a warranty, it will be cheaper but you don’t have any protection.
The average service life of the average water heater is 10 to 15 years.
After deciding what type of water heater you want, you need to consider the purchase and installation. The safest way to do this is to contact a plumber. This will give you peace of mind when it comes to installing parts. By doing it yourself, the likelihood of mistakes is increased. These mistakes can be expensive, especially in case of leaks. Moreover, in terms of maintenance, the repair or maintenance of a water heater is inevitable over time and a professional plumber is still the best option.
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