Here at Day and Nite Heating and Plumbing, we're ready to lend our expertise to help our customers find the perfect water heater. Depending on the size of your building, your water needs, and some other factors, a certain kind of water heater could work better for your business. Let's take a look at some of the most common types of water heaters.
Conventional Storage Tank
As you can probably guess from the name, the conventional storage tank is one of the most common types of water heaters around. A water heater like this is built with an insulated tank that stores water until you actually need it. This kind of water heater also tracks temperature and pressure. It has a relief valve that will trigger when pressure hits 150 psi or the temperature of the water climbs to 210 degrees.
Expect to get around ten to twelve years of use out of one of these models before you need a water heater replacement. You'll also want to have this kind of heater drained and cleaned out from time to time. By removing the sediment that has built up, you can ensure that your water heater keeps operating at peak performance.
There are actually different kinds of conventional storage tank water heaters to consider. Natural gas water heaters use less energy, but they cost more upfront due to higher prices and a more complex installation. On the other hand, electric water heaters are easier to install and cost less, but use more energy. We can help you figure out which would deliver the most cost savings in your commercial building.
A condensing water heater offers a capacity of more than fifty-five gallons. It's the ideal option for any commercial building that uses a lot of water, but not enough to justify the installation of a “tankless” heater. They're similar to a conventional water heater, but their tanks also capture hot exhaust gases and use them to heat up the tank. In a conventional tank, these gases would just go to waste.
As the name implies, a tankless water heater has no tank. Instead, it uses quick bursts of heat to make the water you need right now warmer. That's why it's sometimes referred to as an “on-demand” water heater. Depending on the size, this kind of water heater can provide an uninterrupted flow of hot water. It could be ideal for our commercial customers who use significantly more water than the typical company. Just keep in mind that electric and natural gas models can both require a retrofit, which could be costly.
A heat pump water heater captures air from either the air or ground. It then uses it to heat up water, while using dramatically less energy than the typical water heater. It can lower your energy bills significantly if you have the right setup. You need a lot of space and you should know that this type of heater isn't ideal for the extreme cold.