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Tips For Choosing The Right Commercial Water Heater

Alpha Plumbing Water Heater Tips

Choosing the right water heater is crucial for businesses, especially in specific industries like restaurants. The right unit size, heating fuel, storage options, and capacity can make or break a business. Here are some fundamental tips to remember to ensure you select a suitable water heater.

Consider The Different Types Of Water Heaters

Water heaters are available in different types depending on the fuel source used to heat the water. Gas-powered water heaters use natural gas or propane to heat the water, while electric water heaters use electricity to heat and maintain water at a specific temperature. On the other hand, oil-fired water heaters are ideal for mid-sized commercial use and have a storage capacity ranging from 32 to 271 gallons.

Storage Considerations 

Water heating systems are classified into two types – storage tank and tankless. Storage tanks can hold up to 30-50 gallons of water heated using gas or electricity and stored at a pre-set temperature until required. On the other hand, tankless water heaters heat water on demand, eliminating the need to keep hot water in a large tank. While storage tanks are helpful for homes that require a large amount of hot water, tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient and provide hot water instantaneously, making them ideal for smaller homes or apartments with less desirable water requirements.

Your Business Relies On Hot Water

When selecting a commercial water heater, it’s essential to consider the amount of hot water required based on your industry and daily work tasks. Failure to determine your hot water needs can lead to significant financial losses and even loss of customers. Therefore, it’s crucial to make an informed decision to ensure that you have an adequate supply of hot water to meet your business requirements.

Size Is A Factor 

Determining the appropriate unit size of your water heater is crucial as it depends on your heating requirements and the size of your building. It’s important to note that large businesses that require a significant amount of hot water will need a more robust heater with a larger capacity. Knowing these facts will help you decide when choosing a water heater for your property.

An Energy-Efficient Unit

As a business owner, keeping an eye on the bottom line is essential. Every expenditure should add value and money to your business. When it comes to water heaters, a high-quality option ensures minimal downtime. Don’t hesitate to contact Alpha Plumbing, as we offer electric, natural gas, and propane heaters in many brands and models for businesses seeking water heater services.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.


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