Water Heater Rentals
Apr21

Water Heater Rentals

It’s important to understand that water heater rentals are really quite rare in most parts of Canada and North America. Ontario and generally the Greater Toronto Area is encased in this bubble of rental HVAC equipment. Prices for water heater rentals can vary substantially from under $10 a month to well over $50 a month understanding the equipment is vital to understanding the price. This understanding also ensures you aren’t being...

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Tankless Manufactures – Who Owns Who

Determining who owns who in the water heater business is actually very convoluted.  So as a little exercise we decided to see if we could decipher who the biggest players were in the industry. As you would expect in the heating and air conditioning sector there has been a lot of buying and selling.  In fact Daikin recent purchased Goodman for a few billion dollars pushing them right near the top of the heap.  United Technologies is...

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Water Heater Infographic
Apr25

Water Heater Infographic

Here’s a great water heater info graphic showing different facts and stats regarding your homes water heating source. Keep in mind that this is from the US Department of Energy and thus, a little skewed.  There are a few things I see that could be discussed a little further here in Ontario with regards to the type of system. Storage Tank The storage tank water heater graphic shows a con consisting of standby heat loss. Yes, that’s a...

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Make Your Water Heater More Efficient

Here is a simple product that can save you 40% or more on your water heating bills.  If you have a tankless and really want to make that thing shine than you need to hear about this drain water heat recovery system.  In fact it really doesn’t matter which type of water heater you own, the savings are transferable. For the most part running your shower is the bulk of your homes hot water demand, and you spend a lot of money to heat the...

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Water Heater Companies Reliance and Direct Energy Fined

The Canadian Competition Bureau has recently issued a statement of intent to fine both Reliance and Direct Energy for suppressing competition and restricting consumer choice.  Both of these companies are large water heater rental companies that have a large share of the market.  The total fine is set at 25 million dollars, 15 million for Direct Energy and the rest for Reliance. This is good news for homeowners as it opens the door for...

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