Commercial Water Heater Installation
A new water heater can really improve the existing plumbing system in your commercial building. All commercial water heaters will need to be replaced eventually, and if you’re considering an upgrade, there are a number of factors to consider.
Installation Process for Commercial Water Heaters
Water heater technology keeps on getting better and better, and there are more types of water heaters available than ever. The installation process for a commercial water heater really depends on a few factors:
- The existing plumbing and wiring
- The regulations in your location
- The type of business within the building
- The age of the building
A licensed plumber should always be consulted in a unique space, a space with energy-restrictions, or an older commercial building. A plumber also needs to be consulted to make sure building regulations and codes are upheld before, during, and after commercial water heater installation.
Types of Water Heaters
Here are some of the types of water heater to consider:
- Electric: If there’s low demand for hot water, an electric water heater can be a good option. Electric heaters lose less energy storing water than gas heaters, and they can be cheaper than gas–but only if the hot-water demand is low.
- Gas: A faster method of heating water than electric, gas water heaters can be a big step up if you have heavy demand for hot water.
- Tankless: Also known as “instant”, these water heaters only provide hot water when it’s demanded. This can save a lot of energy (and money!) over the lifetime of the water heater. Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular.
- Energy Efficient: This category covers a wide range of water heaters, including gas, electric, and tankless. “Energy Efficient” simply means the water heater uses less energy, but it is not specific to a type of energy.
Not all of these types will work within a commercial building, and the existing plumbing, wiring, and pipes really need to be considered carefully when choosing a new water heater. Building codes and regulations will also determine the size, type, and placement of a commercial water heater.
Benefits of Professional Water Heater Installation
A licensed and experienced plumber can install the commercial water heater correctly and effectively, making sure your supporting plumbing system is as efficient as possible. A plumber should always work with you to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your existing commercial plumbing, the water heater you’ve chosen, and any potential future additions to the space.
Does your water heater need to be replaced, or just repaired? An expert plumber can help you decide on the best option, inspecting the existing water heater, wiring, pipes, and commercial space to evaluate the needs of your business. Sometimes repairing is a great idea, but sometimes repairing a water heater (instead of replacing it) can set your commercial building up for disaster.
Don’t hire just anybody to install or repair your water heater. Trust the plumbing experts at C.H. Kruse. We’ll help you decide on the perfect water heater for your commercial building, making sure everything is installed and functioning correctly. If your existing water heater or piping needs to be repaired, we can do that too! Call us today to discuss your commercial water heater installation or repair!