HOLLYWOOD, FLA.—Although full-service hotels only spend 4 to 6 percent of revenue on energy (gas and electricity)—with luxury properties sometimes spending over 10 percent on energy according to an E-Source report—it’s still important to reduce all controllable expenses given the competitive environment of the lodging industry.
One company, $3 billion per year Japanese company, SandenWaterHeater.com, developed the SANCO2 split heat pump water heater in the early 2000s to take the lead in water heating efficiency for homeowners and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint while saving on energy costs. The first SANCO2 was sold in 2004 with over 100,000 units having been sold worldwide. It was brought to the North American market in 2016 with around 2,000 units sold, so far, and is currently in its third-generation version.
A ‘Top 10 Product’
Environmental Building News named it one of “The Top 10 Products for 2016” and it has the following features and benefits:
- Two-piece, split design;
- Stainless steel storage tank;
- First Hour Rating of 130 gallons (for the 119-gallon storage tank size);
Up to 3.34 Energy Factor;
- The outdoor unit can operate in temperatures as low as -20F;
- Only 37 decibels noise level (quieter than Rheem’s 49 dB);
- Makes 130F to 175F hot water;
- One-year labor warranty, 6-year component replacement warranty, & 10-year tank warranty; and
- Return on investment (@ 100 gallons/day and 12 cents/kWh): 3.1 years (vs. electric resistance storage) or 4.4 years (vs. integrated heat pump water heater).
To learn how to save money and be more ozone-friendly—since the SANCO2 uses just carbon dioxide (CO2) as refrigerant vs. much more harmful hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)—watch a video by visiting: TheBestWaterHeater.com.
The SANCO2 is great for motels and hotels that have up to around 40 guestrooms and are ideal for single and multi-family residential housing units as long as the storage tank is located within 50 feet of the heat pump. Three tank sizes are offered (43-, 83-, and 119-gallon), and the full-day installation needs to be performed by a licensed plumber and/or HVAC technician. To learn more, log into your Gmail to view a brochure on Google Drive before visiting: tinyurl.com/SandenBrochure and review: sandenwaterheater.com/products.
If you have questions or want to request pricing, contact Sanden distributor—who’s also a Cornell University School of Hotel Administration alum and retired Marriott hotel manager—Danny Tseng in Florida at: (786) 441-2727, text (305) 297-9360, call toll-free: (800) 250-8975, or e-mail: FLenergyAndSun@gmail.com.