[Greenbuilding] Low powered (wattage) water heaters availablethrough Hydro Quebec

Richard Garbary richard6 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 08:25:11 PST 2011

These water heaters are being manufactured by Giant Factories Inc. in
Quebec under the Cascade Ecopeak brand. Made in Canada!


I think three elements might be overkill. Just a top at 3800 watts and
bottom  at 800 watts would surely do it. We're doing it with top element at
750 watts and bottom at 375 watts running 12 hours a day from 7pm to 7am.
and not running out in with 2 people. Regardless, of the wattage, combining
it with drain heat recovery (such as a GFX) would boost efficiency by
another ~50%. Killer combo.


On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Nick Pyner <npyner at tig.com.au> wrote:

> **
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* greenbuilding-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org [mailto:
> greenbuilding-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org]*On Behalf Of *Peter Kidd
>  different utilities face different issues and off peak is not a
> universally useful option
> I think that would take a bit of explaining.  I suspect the only times it
> would not be a useful option are
> 1. there is so much industry working round that clock that the residential
> consumption is trivial or
> 2. about half the residential users are on permanent night-shift.
> I guess another possibility is that the Hydro Quebec makes so much power
> thay don't know what to do with it.
> Nick Pyner
> Dee Why Beach   NSW
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