Tankless water heaters run on electricity or gas and can supply hot water for a variety of end uses, including showers, dishwashers, laundry machines, lavatory faucets, and kitchen sinks. They are suitable for any commercial setting that has high water demands, even if those periods are intermittent.
The benefits of tankless extend far beyond longer showers – they will lower your water heating bill, ensure demand is always met, and free up space in your utility closet.
Avoid Down Time
For many businesses, having hot water for clients is part and parcel of the experience they provide – it’s a necessity that directly connects to the bottom line.
Rather than being limited by the number of gallons your storage tank holds, tankless heaters provide an infinite amount of hot water. Think of settings such as a hotel, hair salon, or spa – customers walk away dissatisfied if they aren’t provided with services that depend on hot water. It can be equally disastrous for a restaurant to have to close their doors for health reasons if enough hot water isn’t available. Tankless technology ensures these scenarios are obsolete.
Tankless heaters only consume electricity when there is a need for hot water. Storage tanks, however, continuously use energy to keep a reserve of hot water.
According to Noritz America, switching to a tankless water heater can yield a 30% savings on the water heating portion of your utility bill.
There’s no denying that water heater tanks are voluminous contraptions. Tankless units have a small footprint compared to their traditional counterparts. They’re lightweight enough to wall mount, which means you no longer need a dedicated mechanical room for water heating, says Fleming. You could save 12-15 square feet per unit or approximately 100-150 cubic feet of storage by switching.
You also don’t have to retrofit them in the same spot as the original tank. These units can be tucked away in utility closets, basements, attics, or even outside.
Most water heaters receive little upkeep and consequently have to be replaced at the first sign of failure. Rather than a total replacement, individual parts of a tankless heater can be exchanged to extend its life.
The chamber of tankless units that use flash heating should also be cleaned or descaled. Periodic flushing should be done once a quarter or every year depending on water quality. Clean vents and ensure there’s no debris, particularly if the return is positioned near other exhaust vents.
Tankless water heater are a smart investment for both a family and a business. Give us a call and we will be happy to install your new tankless water heater.