Energy Saving Tips for Your Rental Equipment

Understanding Your Energy Costs

When in comes to energy consumption and costs the top 2 contributors in residential homes are:

  • Home Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Water Heating

It is important to know what contributes to energy consumption to effectively manage energy consumption and energy costs. Although home heating and hot water are considered essential, there is a vast difference in consumption based primarily on two factors:

  • Equipment Efficiency
  • Home Owner Usage Patterns

Allianze offers only new products with energy efficiency in mind. We also provide a range of products that can provide optimal performance in many home configurations. Here are a few examples of innovative configurations that we have provided.

  • Tankless Hot Water Systems
  • Combination Hydronic Hot Water Systems for Domestic Hot Water & Home Heating
  • High Velocity Air Handlers for improved air circulation and control

You can find out more about these products and their benefits here.

Home Owner Usage Patterns

When it comes to hot water usage a good place to start is with an understanding of hot water consumption in your home. The table on the right, available from the Ontario Ministry of Energy provides an excellent summary and comparison of hot water usage in typical home situations.

It is worth while to look at an extreme comparison:

  • A low flow rate shower head consumes 10 gallons for a 5 minute shower.
  • A Whirlpool tub consumes 80 gallons, a 70 gallon increase in consumption.

Here are some very useful tips to keep your energy consumption and costs to a minimum:

  • Choose a shower over a bath if at all possible,
  • Consider the use of efficient shower heads and aerators on faucets to reduce hot water usage,
  • Don't forget the cold and warm water options on your washing machines,
  • Programmable thermostats can save on home heating especially if the home is vacant during the daytime,
  • Change the filters in your furnace or air handler frequently especially when running your Air Conditioner.
There are many more excellent tips at Ontario Ministry of Energy.