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Considerations for a Commercial Water Heater

There are few businesses that won’t rely on hot water in some fashion. It might be simply for the taps in the employee bathroom. Or it could be one of the essential parts of running a food service company. If you are a business owner in Southern California, it’s likely that you’ll need a water heater. If you are currently in the market for a commercial water heater, either as a replacement unit for your old water heater or as the first installation for a new business, you must turn to experienced commercial plumbers to handle all the work, from selecting the new system to the final tests before it starts working.

The Choice for Commercial Water Heaters

Professional plumbers will take on most of the difficult work when it comes choosing a new commercial water heater. It’s essential that you have a system matched for the hot water demands of your business and which will vent safely to keep your operations up to code.

However, having a bit of information at your fingertips is useful. Here are some considerations for water heaters that service businesses:

  • If you currently have an electrical water heater, we strongly recommend that if you can’t switch to a gas-powered one, that you have a heat pump water heat put in instead. This electrically-powered water heater uses half the energy of standard electric water heaters.
  • The tankless water heater is an option that many restaurants are converting to. You will probably need to have multiple tankless systems installed to replace a larger storage tank, but the benefits are tremendous. You’ll save space (tankless systems can be placed outdoors), you won’t have to worry about running out of hot water, and you’ll see a drop in your energy bills.
  • The water heater type will depend on the type of existing vent system. For example, ENERGY STAR-certified condensing gas water heaters will require power-venting that can exhaust the combustion gases at least 60 feet straight up through plastic pipes.

Sweetwater Plumbing offers commercial water heater services in Corona, CA and throughout Southern California. We don’t charge by the hour, we charge by the job!

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