Have you ever wondered why a specific type of water heater is needed for residential versus commercial? There are several distinct differences that are needed for each type of location and reasons why they are necessary. A commercial hot water heater is developed to allow for consistent running usage. These hot water heaters heat a variety of devices throughout a commercial space and can handle the wear and tear of consistent use. Residential hot water heaters are designed to be used, “on demand” or as needed when running a bath or a dishwasher. The constant use required in a commercial setting would wear down a residential water heater faster than it should.
Safety also comes into play when using a commercial hot water heater compared to a residential hot water heater. Commercial water heaters get exponentially hotter than do residential water heaters so as to protect homeowners from instant burns. Commercial water heaters are used by professionals in various settings and typically have the knowledge to handle the higher temperatures. A commercial water heater can also handle up to 250 gallons while a residential water heater can typically handle up to 100 gallons. A commercial hot water heater supports 1,000,000 BTUs while a residential hot water heater supports 75,000 BTUs.
If you have any questions about the perfect commercial hot water heater