You can rent or buy our Cascade Ultra water heater. It ranks as the best on the market because it's the only one that meets all our quality criteria.
Discover the advantages
- A sustainable choice that lowers the collective electricity demand at peak periods;
- Price comparable to that of traditional two-element water heaters;
- No difference in electricity costs for water heating;
- No impact on hot water availability;
- Less stress on electrical components, compared to traditional water heaters, extends service life and increases reliability.
Find out how it works
It's quite simple: Three elements work better.
Three-element water heaters are less power hungry than traditional two-element heaters. The three elements are less powerful and require fewer watts at any given time, which is particularly important during peak morning and evening periods. Even though it heats water more uniformly, it can supply the same amount of hot water as a traditional water heater of the same capacity
A sustainable option
The use of a single three-element water heater won't make a huge impact on Québec's power system. But if hundreds of thousands of households used three-element water heaters, the collective electricity demand would be better balanced thanks to lower power demand at peak periods.
Choosing a three-element water heater is an environmentally responsible choice that is part of a broad effort to use Québec's hydroelectric resources more wisely.
Collectively, we use a lot of energy to heat water
Electricity consumption varies according to demand at various times of the day and different times of the year. Collective demand is particularly high during peak morning hours, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., and in the evenings between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. During these periods, the average Québec household uses a lot of hot water.
A traditional two-element water heater requires many watts to get the job done since its elements are very powerful. This high demand in terms of energy, multiplied by the large number of households, puts a lot of pressure on Hydro-Québec's system during peak periods.
Individually, we can help reduce energy demand.
There is now an environmentally responsible way to heat water, even when electricity demand is high. The three-element water heater spreads energy consumption throughout the day. Consequently, its power demand is lower than a two-element heater, which helps reduce Québec's peak power demand.