Tim Hortons gets a double boost with
The Tim Hortons at 49 Lakeshore Road West in Oakville, Ontario serves up
to 1700 customers a day. On the morning shift, the staff can run up to
six dishwasher loads per hour. This puts a high value on having hot
The management at Tim Hortons wanted to boost the temperature of the hot
water going to the dishwasher to save on electricity costs from using an
internal booster. At the same time, they needed a technology that could
guarantee the volume of hot water required.
The Voyager high-efficiency gas-fired water heater met these needs,
prompting the Tim Hortons chain to install over 200 Voyager water
heaters in its franchises and use the Voyager for all of their new
Vince Massarella, Project Manager at Tim Hortons, made a comparison with
standard efficiency equipment and a competing high-efficiency product.
He found that the Voyager delivered higher efficiency with a superior
performance record and faster heat recovery than a standard efficiency
water heater. "The bottom line is the recovery time with other equipment
would require a larger tank," says Massarella.