Commercial hot water heaters are an essential appliance, and a significant cost to consider when constructing a commercial building. This is why there are now so many different options to choose from when picking a commercial hot water heater that will best fit your space and budget.
Choosing from gas, electric or tankless water heaters can be an important decision, but there are a couple of factors that will help narrow your search to find right commercial water heater. Besides cost, here are some specs to consider when determining what type or brand of hot water heaters to use in a building:
1. The amount of space available for a commercial hot water heater.
2. Where you can connect electric and/or gas lines.
3. The amount of hot water the building will need at any given time.
Choose a commercial tankless water heater to save spaceCommercial tankless water heaters are a great choice for those who have little space to work with when installing a water heater unit. A tankless water heater takes up relatively little. It can be mounted on the wall indoors or outdoors. Tankless water heaters range in price from $850 to just under $2500, depending on how many gallons per minute the model can heat.
Pick a commercial gas hot water heater for reliabilityGas water heaters range in price from $4000 to over $5000, but these commercial models can provide anywhere from 80 to 100 gallons of hot water per minute. And by using natural gas, you can save on electricity costs and have hot water much faster than with traditional electric water heaters.
Purchase electric water heaters for convenienceElectric water heaters are some of the most convenient heating appliances on the market. They work out well when there is just no room to install a gas line. And gas lines can be dangerous if they begin to leak or are not installed properly. Best of all, electric models are the least expensive, generally running around $500 for tankless models.
- The pricing and costs of water heaters do not stop once you buy the unit. The cost of adding in gas and electric lines, plus the monthly utility costs should all be taken into consideration before choosing the right water heater model.