Spending thousands of dollars – and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars – for a commercial water heater system isn’t simply a purchase. It’s an investment. Such systems demand upfront planning and attention along the way. Here are four initiatives building owners and operators can take to extend the life of their water heater or boiler.
The typical lifespan for water heaters in commercial settings is five to seven years, about half that of residential models, experts say. Of course, just how long such units last hinges on a host of factors, such as the type of water cycling through them to the level of usage.
“When you go from residential to commercial (markets), it can be a big leap,”said Carl Pinto, marketing director for Bradford White, a leading producer of water heaters and boilers. Such systems demand upfront planning and attention along the way. The White Paper, Bradford-White’s Getting More From a Commercial Water Heater, provides four things building owners and operators can do to help extend the life of their water heater or boiler.