Expert South FL Plumber Determines the Perfect Residential and Commercial Water Heaters for You
Plumbers 911 Will Make Choosing Water Heaters Easy For YouAll homes and buildings in South Florida have sinks and showers, many of which where installed by our technicians on a regular basis. These universal appliances heat the water in your home so that you can have heated water on demand. Though one is found in every building, water heaters come in all shapes and sizes. What may fit the needs of one building may not be so for another. There are also many differences between a commercial water heater and a residential water heaters. When it comes to installation, you cannot install a residential water heater at your commercial business and expect it to work properly without carefully evaluating the size requirements of your location.
Where are Water Heaters Installed?The water heater installed in your home or commercial property plays a vital role in your home’s plumbing system. The pipes of your plumbing system are connected to your water heater and stores/heats the incoming water so that it may be carried through your water supply pipes to your shower, tubs, and sinks. The location of your water heater will depend on its size and style. When it comes to residential locations, water heaters commonly installed in the garages, crawlspaces, or basements. Tankless water heaters are fitted to supply hot water to specific appliances throughout your home.
When It Is Time For A Water Heater Replacement?Water heaters need to be replaced if they have reached the end of their lifespan. While the lifespan of the heater depends on the quality of installation, maintenance, and use, most last around 12 years. If your commercial or residential water heater is nearing this mark and has started to leak from the base of the tank, function irrationally, or has stopped heating water efficiently, it may be time for a replacement. The age of your water heater can be found on the serial number taped to the surface of your water heater. Rusty water and rumbling are also symptoms of an aging tank. As your heater heats water sediments become heated, deposit on the bottom of the tank and harden. This is the primary source of the rumbling you are hearing.
Differences Between Commercial and Residential Water HeatersThere are two main differences between the two. These are size and gas input levels. Residential water heaters typically hold a maximum of 100 gallons while commercial water heater tanks hold up to 250 gallons. Size is the crucial factor. If your commercial property sustains a lot of people and uses a large amount of water, a larger, commercial water heater is the way to go. If, however, you only have a small enterprise, a residential heater may work for small commercial facilities.
Different Types of Heaters AvailableWater heaters also come in four different types:
- Tank Heaters
- Tankless Water Heaters
- Solar Water Heaters
Fuel Sources for Your HeaterDifferent heaters have different heating sources. The least expensive option is electric. The water heaters that employ an electric fuel source use replaceable heating elements to heat the water. Their size ranges from 28-100+ gallons. Gas or Propane water heaters use a burner. You may not store combustible materials near these types of heaters. They are more efficient and range in size from 30 to 100 gallons. Each of these has different installation requirements, size differences, and specifications. Proper installation is crucial for the long life of your investment. If your space is too small for a standard sized water heater, there are additional alternatives. Lowboys or short water heaters are created shorter and wider. This allows them to hold the same amount of water. Tall water heaters are also available where a more narrow water heater is preferred
Learn More By Contacting Us TodayIf you wish to know more about the differences between the two and determine which is the right one for your location, don’t hesitate to contact our experts today. We will be happy to discuss your options with you and installation process. Whether you are operating a large commercial property or residential units, you need to ensure that your water heater is capable of handling your water demands.
Unsurpassed Experience and Quality ServiceOur specialists are here for all your commercial and residential water heaters needs in the South Florida area. Our technicians have:
- Over 10,000 hours of training
- Continuing education to stay on top of the latest techniques
- Thorough background and drug screening
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