The main difference between residential and commercial water heaters is the amount of water that is heated. Commercial water heaters tend to have more difficulty getting heated water where it needs to be. In addition to this, business owners have different goals in mind when choosing a water heater, including efficiency, the environment, or cost. Mann Plumbing has worked with businesses in many industries to install and repair their water heaters. We install large, high-efficiency gas or electric water heaters that will be able to heat enough water to supply your business.
Gas Water Heaters
Gas water heaters are a very good option for businesses. They are very efficient, both in energy savings and performance. They can use either natural gas or propane, depending on what is available to the business. In most places, natural gas is cheaper than electricity. However, some gas water heaters need to continuously have a flame burning, which is more expensive. In addition to being cheaper than electricity, you will not lose hot water in the event of a power outage. Gas water heaters need a gas line attached to run. Because of this, you must assume all the risks of having a gas line. Gas lines can get leaks or burst, releasing the gas into the air. This can be dangerous to breathe in and could start a fire. Gas water heaters have an average lifespan of 8-12 years.
Electric Water Heaters
While gas water heaters have a lot of advantages, some businesses may not have access to a gas line. Because of this, an electric water heater is usually the next choice. Electricity prices tend to be higher than gas, but the initial cost of the water heater is usually lower. Electric water heaters can give you sustainable performance, lasting 10-15 years. Having a gas water heater can be dangerous, while an electric water heater is much safer due to the lack of gas involved. However, there is a minor chance of electrocution if water comes into contact with the electricity. If you do not have access to a gas line, an electric water heater will be a great option for your business.
How to Choose the Right Water Heater for Your Business
● Fuel: Make sure to check which types of fuel are available in your area. The costs of different fuels also differ from area to area, so this is another thing you should look into before purchasing a water heater.
● Expense: When choosing a water heater, there is more than the price of the appliance to consider. Make sure to factor in the price of the heater, the cost to install, and the cost of fuel.
● Efficiency: Purchasing an efficient water heater will not only provide you with more hot water but also save you money when it comes to energy costs. More importantly, an efficient water heater will reduce your carbon footprint.
● Size: When buying a water heater, it is important to consult a plumber to make sure you get the correct size. You need to consider how much water is used each day and how spread out that amount is throughout the day. A water heater that is too small will not heat enough water for your needs, while a heater that is too large will not be used to its full capacity and waste money over time.
Mann Plumbing wants to ensure your business purchases the correct water heater that will meet all your needs. To do so, we work alongside these trusted suppliers.