Looking to replace your water heater?

Get an instant $100* rebate when you purchase an ECOPEAK® water heater from June 11 to December 31, 2018. Take advantage of this special offer to make a smart choice!

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*The instant rebate is applied after tax. Certain conditions apply. Full details on the coupon.

Is the ECOPEAK® water heater for you?

How would you describe your hot water use: energy-wise, normal or high? An ECOPEAK ® water heater is an excellent choice for some households, but not for others. Take our quiz to see if this kind of water heater is right for you!

The advantages of an ECOPEAK® water heater

Steadier operation

The ECOPEAK® water heater has three less-powerful elements that heat water more steadily than a standard model. They keep the water in the tank at a more constant temperature all day long and can supply the same amount of hot water as a conventional heater of the same capacity.

The 3,800-W top element works alternately with the other two elements to heat water in the top part of the tank.

The 3,000-W middle element works when needed with the bottom one to heat water over a short period of time.

The 800-W bottom element runs almost all the time to help draw power more evenly throughout the day.

ECOPEAK® is a trademark property of USINES GIANT INC.

Longer-lasting and more reliable, at comparable cost

Because the heating elements are under less stress than those of standard models, the ECOPEAK® water heater lasts longer and is more reliable, for the same price.

And the bottom element has a longer service life, for two reasons:

  • The low power (800 W) means less limescale buildup.
  • Because it’s always on, it’s not as likely to break down due to cycling on and off so often.

Proven Québec technology that customers love

Close to 90% of customers are satisfied with their ECOPEAK® three-element water heaters and would recommend them to a friend.

According to a 2016 Léger poll, users see no difference between standard two-element models and ECOPEAK® three-element models in terms of hot water quality and reliability.

Did you know?

You can replace a 40-gallon water heater with a 60-gallon ECOPEAK® water heater—no need to change the power supply! You may want to opt for a 60-gallon tank provided you have the space.

A responsible way to heat water

Electricity demand varies by time of day and time of year. In peak periods—mornings between 6 and 9 a.m. and evenings between 4 and 8 p.m.—the average Québec household uses a lot of hot water.

Conventional water heaters draw a lot of power (measured in watts) during peak periods, which puts pressure on Hydro-Québec’s grid.

The ECOPEAK® technology helps reduce overall power demand during morning and evening peak periods, and in a way you won’t even notice. How? As it heats water more regularly, it spreads the water heater’s electricity demand out more evenly throughout the day.

Comparing power drawn by standard and ECOPEAK® water heaters

Graph comparing the electricity consumption of a standard water heater to that of a three-element ECOPEAK® water heater. The consumption of the ECOPEAK® water heater is better distributed throughout the day and reduces electricity demand during the evening and morning peak hours.

An easy decision, for the good of us all

When Québec’s electricity demand is too great, as in winter peak hours, Hydro-Québec sometimes has to buy power from neighboring grids. But that power is expensive and is generated using fossil fuels (natural gas or oil). By making small changes in the way we use electricity, we avoid additional costs that affect electricity rates. Opting for the ECOPEAK® water heater is a great choice for the environment—and for all Quebecers!

Everything you need to know about winter electricity use, capacity, power and peaks.

Our participating partners

ECOPEAK® three-element water heaters manufactured by Giant have a 60-gallon capacity. The instant $100 rebate is available through the partners listed below from June 11 to December 31, 2018.

For full details on the instant rebate, please consult the terms and conditions.

Have your ECOPEAK® three-element water heater installed by a professional. That way, you’ll be sure that everything is done properly and is up to code. Most sellers offer installation services.

Keep up your good habits!

  • Save hot water: take quick showers rather than baths and if possible, make them a minute shorter.
  • Spread out household shower times between morning and evening.
  • Save energy and water: install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators.
  • Repair leaky faucets. Think about it: a month’s worth of hot water drip, drip, dripping could fill four bathtubs or 1,600 500-mL bottles. How to repair a leaky faucet
  • Run the dishwasher outside morning and evening peak hours.
  • Do laundry in cold water: clothes will come out just as clean!

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ECOPEAK® is a trademark property of USINES GIANT INC.

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