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Hot Water System Sizes for Commercial Efficiency

Whether you run a cafe, a hair salon or a large hotel, having a reliable source of hot water is essential for every business. Choosing a hot water heater that’s too small could leave you running short, and one that’s too large could see you sending money down the drain.

Let’s take a look at how to assess what sized hot water system is right for your business and some suggestions on the best models to choose in small, medium and large commercial settings.

Assessing Hot Water Demands in Commercial Settings

When selecting a hot water system for your business, it’s important to consider not only the initial price of the unit but also the ongoing running costs, maintenance, and whether or not it has the capacity to meet your business’s needs.

Focusing on the following points will give you greater clarity over your requirements:

  1. Look at the size and type of business and how much equipment you have that requires hot water. The requirements of a gym where hundreds of people shower each day will vastly differ from those of a boutique clothing store where very little hot water is used.
  2. Understand your peak usage patterns. Keeping power bills reasonable relies on connecting to the right tariff and selecting the correct type of hot water system. For example, electric hot water systems with a large storage tank can be heated during off-peak hours and store water for use throughout the day.
  3. Take a look at water usage and frequency. A company with a large but mobile labour force may only use as much hot water as a smaller one with just a few staff, depending on the type of business. More users may require faster hot water production or a higher tank capacity. Storage tank water heaters and heat pumps are great for businesses with low capacity, while instantaneous heating systems will be better if a continuous supply of hot water is required.
  4. The amount of space required for installation. While very energy-efficient, solar water heaters require roof space which isn’t available to some businesses. Tankless water heaters are ideal for compact businesses, but you’ll need to consider flow rate and pressure requirements. Electric storage tank units are an obvious choice for some businesses, but they do take up a lot of space.
  5. Weigh up cost and efficiency. Different types of hot water systems heat water differently. While the initial outlay is more, a heat pump may use less energy and, therefore, lead to long-term savings compared to a gas hot water service. The level of efficiency required usually hinges on how much of an expense hot water is for your business.
  6. The type of water heating already in place. If gas is already connected at your business premises, replacing it with a similar gas system may be the best hot water solution to save you from unnecessary expenses. However, always check with a plumbing professional about the capacity of existing gas pipes and lines before purchasing a new heating system to ensure it’s compatible.

What else do you need to know before choosing a commercial hot water system?

From maintenance requirements to temperature considerations and installation specifications, businesses need to ensure hot water systems are as safe as can be. Read more about Ensuring Your Commercial Electric Hot Water System is Compliant.

Small Business Solutions: Compact and Efficient Systems

Small offices and shops can balance their hot water demands and space constraints by selecting an instant electric hot water system. As well as being a great size for tight installation spaces, they offer good longevity and endless hot water.

The Stiebel Eltron DEL18 has a wide range of features, including energy and water-saving modes and temperature memory. Because the system only turns on when hot water valves open, it offers the ultimate in convenience and energy efficiency.

Learn more about the types of hot water systems we stock at Same Day Hot Water Service.

Mid-Size Commercial Premises: Finding the Middle GroundDux 250 litre proflo hot water system

Medium-sized enterprises weighing up safety, efficiency, and capacity would do well to choose an electric hot water system with a large storage tank.

The Dux 250L Proflo delivers full main pressure and is ideal for inside or outside installation. It’s a hard-wearing, low-maintenance model that will go the distance at your mid-sized business.

Read more about the benefits and pitfalls of storage tanks in Electric Storage v Electric Instantaneous Commercial Hot Water Systems.

Large-Scale Commercial Hot Water Needsthermann 315 litre electric hot water system

Large commercial or industrial sites need to manage heavy usage and continuous demand, so they require heavy-duty products with a high capacity. Large electric heat pump systems that offer maximum energy efficiency or linkable gas units with a manifold system are two great solutions for large-size commercial businesses.

The Thermann range of hot water systems offers the latest technology with high efficiency. Their continuous flow models can be linked to offer a constant supply of hot water for large-scale commercial operations.

Same Day Hot Water Service supplies a large range of commercial hot water systems. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, give us a call to learn more about how we can supply you with a hot water system that’s right for your business.

Read more about our Commercial Electric Hot Water Systems here.

Smart Sizing for Commercial Hot Water EfficiencyElectric Hot Water Systems - Canberra home or investment property

Big business or small, Same Day Hot Water Service can help you with all of your commercial hot water system needs. From sales to maintenance and installation, we offer expert advice and the right price.

If you need help determining the type, tank capacity or flow rate of a water heating system for your business, call us on 1300 256 904, and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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