Hot water is the foundation of civilization, and an absolutely necessity for your Chicago, IL business. Commercial hot water heaters differ in a number of ways from residential models, however, and if you need to have one installed or replaced in your office, it pays to take each step one at a time. The good news is that a trained plumber can help you with the planning and installation of your new hot water heater, but you can do yourself a favor by getting some basic guidelines down as early as possible. Here are some tips on selecting a commercial water heater.
Evaluate Your Needs
For a standard office, your hot water heater might not have a huge demand: basically sinks in the bathrooms and perhaps a few additional sinks for food areas in the office. If you run a restaurant or your business depends on hot water as a part of its operation, however, then the system needs to be much larger and support a much higher demand. You want a water heater that is not only sized right, but which can provide hot water quickly without forcing your employees or customers to wait.
Keep Monthly Costs in Mind
You’re likely operating on a budget, which means you want to watch how much you spend on hot water heater installation. But also keep in mind how much the water heater is going to cost in operating expenses each month. It may be well worthwhile to spend a little extra on a more efficient unit and give your monthly budget a little breathing room. A trained technician can provide the best options for your particular building, and will spell out the estimated cost savings of putting a higher-end water heater in place.
If you’re in the midst of selecting a commercial water heater, then call the experts at Reliance Plumbing today!