Benefits of a tankless water heater in the restaurant business

If you manage or own a restaurant, you know that without a steady supply of hot water, you’d be out of business. Have you considered installing a tankless water heater? These heaters are useful in a variety of commercial settings.

There are many reasons why restaurants are using tankless water heaters. They’re a great option because they offer a steady supply of hot water for operations such as kitchen sinks, dishwashers, laundry machines, bathrooms, and more. Here are a few other reasons why restaurants are choosing tankless water heaters to meet their needs.

Avoid Downtime

Avoiding downtime in your restaurant is key to providing quality customer service. If your dishwasher runs out of hot water, it’ll instantly slow down your business, since you’ll run out of clean dishes to serve food. When your business depends on hot water, you simply can’t afford to run out of it.

A tankless water heater supplies endless hot water. The burners heat the water that flows through the unit. This means you’re only heating the water you need, when you need it. You could run your dishwashers and faucets constantly, and not worry about running out of hot water.

Conserve Energy

A tankless water heater only consumes energy when there is a need for hot water. A conventional storage tank, on the other hand, is continuously using energy to keep a reserve of hot water. According to manufacturers, replacing your old unit with a tankless water heater can yield up to a 30% savings on the water heating portion of your utility bill.

Save Space

Traditional water heater tanks are large contraptions that take up a lot of room. If you’re trying to minimize the amount of space your heater uses, a tankless water heater is worth checking out. Not only are they smaller than a traditional water heater, they’re also lightweight and can be wall mounted. You can have a tankless system installed in an inconspicuous place, such as a utility closet, basement, or even outside.

Maintenance Needs and Costs

Maintaining your water heater is important, whether you have a tankless or conventional unit. This can help prolong the life of your heater as well as prevent costly repairs. The good news about a tankless water heater is that if something goes wrong, many of the individual parts of the unit can be repaired or replaced. Compared to replacing a conventional water heater, this can save you a lot of money.

Maintaining a tankless water heater takes a little effort and requires the help of a professional. The team at Forrest Anderson is ready to help you care for your unit. We can:

  • Flush your system. The harder the water in your area, the more frequently you’ll need your unit flushed.
  • Clean and descale the inside of the unit. Regular cleaning will extend the life of your tankless water heater.
  • Clean the vents. Vents that are clear of debris and dust will allow the unit to function properly.

If you already have a tankless water heater, you know the benefits the system can bring. We’re here to help you maintain your unit and get the most out of it. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet and you’re wondering if installing a tankless system would be right for your restaurant business, contact Forrest Anderson today.