Satellite Beach Commercial Tankless Water Heater Repairs, Installations, and Maintenance Services
Do you operate a commercial business that depends on hot water? Many restaurants need endless hot water, making tankless systems a more user friendly and economical approach for your business. Competitive Plumbing services all types and brands of tankless heaters. Looking for a reliable commercial water heater specialist you can trust for a job well done in the Satellite Beach, FL area? Call Competitive Plumbing & Irrigation today at 321-243-0363.
Best in Class Commercial Water Heater Services We Offer:
- Tank to Tankless Retrofit
- Tankless Repair
- Replacement of Tankless Heater
- Electric to Gas Switch
Benefits of Going Tankless
Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as needed. The main differences between tankless water heaters and tank water heaters is there is no energy loss due to water sitting in the tank unused, and they take up less space than traditional tank water heaters.
How They Work For Your Business
Tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water by heating the water directly as it comes into the the unit. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. In an electric tankless system, an element heats the water. In a gas tankless system, a burner heats the water endlessly. However, a tankless water heater’s output limits the flow rate of how much water you can recieve at a time.
Typically, tankless water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2–5 gallons per minute. Gas-fired tankless water heaters produce higher flow rates than electric ones. Sometimes, however, even the largest, gas-fired model cannot supply enough hot water for simultaneous, multiple uses in large households. For example, taking a shower and running the dishwasher at the same time can stretch a tankless water heater to its limit. To overcome this problem, you can install two or more tankless water heaters, connected in parallel for simultaneous demands of hot water. You can also install separate tankless water heaters for appliances, such as a dishwater, that use a lot of hot water in your office or building.
Advantages and Disadvantages
If you use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than your current conventional storage tank water heaters. They can be 8%–14% more energy efficient for offices that use a lot of hot water, such as around 86 gallons per day. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27%–50% if you install a demand water heater at each hot water outlet.
The initial cost of a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs over time, which can typically offset its higher purchase price. Most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. They also have easily replaceable parts that extend their life by many more years. In contrast, storage water heaters last only 10–15 years.
Tankless water heaters can avoid the standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. However, although gas-fired tankless water heaters tend to have higher flow rates than electric ones, they can waste energy if they have a constantly burning pilot light. This can sometimes offset the elimination of standby energy losses when compared to a storage water heater. In a gas-fired storage water heater, the pilot light heats the water in the tank so the energy isn’t wasted.
The cost of operating a pilot light in a tankless water heater varies from model to model. Ask the manufacturer how much gas the pilot light uses for the model you’re considering. If you purchase a model that uses a standing pilot light, you can always turn it off when it’s not in use to save energy. Also, consider models that have an intermittent ignition device (IID) instead of a standing pilot light. This device resembles the spark ignition device on some gas kitchen ranges and ovens.
Selecting The Right Demand Water Heater For Your Building
Before buying a demand water heater, you also need to consider the following:
- Fuel type and availability
- Energy efficiency
Not sure which system is right for you, or would like to know our recommendations, call Competitive Plumbing & Irrigation, your Satellite Beach commercial tankless water heater specialists today at 321-243-0363.
Installation and Maintenance
Proper installation and maintenance of your demand water heater can optimize its energy efficiency and extend the life of the system, saving you more time and water and energy consumption in the long run, while decreasing potential hazards and reoccurring issues.
Proper installation depends on many factors. These factors include fuel type, climate, local building code requirements, and safety issues, especially concerning the combustion of gas-fired water heaters. Therefore, it’s best to have a qualified plumbing and heating contractor install your demand water heater.
Do the following when selecting a contractor:
- Request cost estimates in writing
- Ask for references
- Check the company with your local Better Business Bureau
- See if the company will obtain a local permit if necessary and understands local building codes.
Ready to make the switch to a more high efficiency model? Call Competitive Plumbing & Irrigation, your Satellite Beach tankless water heater specialists, today at 321-243-0363 to schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.