Most of us are familiar with the water heater tank that’s in our facility or home. These massive hot water heaters are difficult to repair, take up a lot of space, and can be detrimental to your facility operations if they malfunction. Most of us simply accept the risks, but new technologies have allowed for the tankless water heater, or instant water heater, to take the place of this outdated machine.
As the name suggests, instant water heaters don’t have a storage of hot water to supply to your building. Instead, they heat the water as they pass through the system, much like your HVAC unit cools the air as it passes through. This advanced hot water heating system has several advantages and is what we typically recommend for hot water heater replacements. Here’s why:
Instant water heaters are safer
Though rare, hot water heaters can explode or flood your facility if they are not maintained. While you can avoid this complication through regular preventative care, the tankless hot water heater doesn’t come with any of these risks to begin with. If you’ve ever had a hot water heater malfunction at your facility, you know why this is number one on our list of advantages of the tankless water heater.
Instant water heaters are environmentally-friendly
Many businesses are making the switch to energy-efficient appliances to help reduce their environmental impact. This not only provides benefits for your local community but can help you earn rebates from local and federal incentive programs. Instant water heaters fall under this category, so check with your state to see what rebates you can earn by replacing your old tank.
Instant water heaters are smaller
The tankless water heater takes up significantly less space than a traditional water heater. They are typically less than one foot wide or tall. This makes them easily mistakable for a breaker box or AC unit, and they can be easily hidden out of sight. Instead of making room for giant tanks, you can put that space to use in your facility.
They can help you save more on utilities
Because tankless water heaters only use energy when hot water is needed, they can save up to 30% on your monthly energy bill. Their on-demand design helps you reduce your overall hot water usage, and eliminates water waste that occurs while you’re waiting for faucets to warm up. It’s a win-win situation for your tenants and for you as the facility manager.
If you are interested in installing a tankless water heater in your facility, contact MaintenX today! We provide consultation to help you find the right instant water heater, as well as installation and ongoing maintenance services. MaintenX is your one-stop-shop for all your commercial facility needs!