Purchasing a water heater for your business is an investment just like any other. In fact, for certain kinds of businesses such as restaurants it is a critical part of your establishment that can make or break you. Therefore, it is in the your best interest as a business owner to bear several things in mind such as unit size and capacity, type of heating fuel, storage options, etc. To get you started, here are a few basic considerations when deciding on the right commercial water heater for your business.
- Commercial water heater type: There are several kinds of commercial water heater on the market and before you invest in one you should know the different kinds that are available and something about each. Gas Heaters– These kinds of heater are fueled by either natural gas or propane which in turn heats the water. Gas heaters require a great deal of care and maintenance. Electric Water Heaters– Electric water heaters heat water and maintain it at a pre-set temperature. Oil-Fired (OF) Water Heaters– These kinds of heaters are best suited for mid-sized commercial use. They range in storage capacity from 32-271 gallons.
- Storage Options: The options here are storage tank water heaters- commonly used in both commercial and residential operations - and tankless water heaters– which use gas or electricity to heat water on-demand. These kinds of water heaters only heat water only when used.
- Company’s/restaurant’s hot water needs: This is probably the most important thing to consider when choosing a commercial water heater. A miscalculation here could cost you money and customers.
- Unit size: This will very much depend on your heating needs and the size of your building. Obviously, you will desire a larger capacity, more powerful heater if you have a large business that requires lots of hot water (such as a large restaurant).
- Energy efficiency: If you are a business person your eye should always be on the bottom-line. Any expenditure you put into your business has the potential to either make you lose money or help you save it. It is the same thing with choosing a commercial water heater. Make sure that you inquire with the person selling you the unit about how energy efficient the commercial hot water heater will be. Sure, initial cost is important but that should not be your only consideration when choosing a heater for your business.
Smart business owners are constantly thinking of ways to cut operational costs and the way to do this is to choose the right commercial hot water heater for your business. So, take the time out and carefully go over these criteria before making your selection. We are sure you will conclude that our water heaters are just what your business needs.