As a commercial property owner, it's your responsibility to make sure your water heater is running efficiently and without fail. Unfortunately, water heaters don't last forever and will eventually need to be replaced. But how do you know when it's the right time to replace your water heater? In our previous blog, we went over the common warning signs that your water heater needs to be replaced, but not every commercial water heater will show those warning signs.
With that in mind, here's how you can determine the best time to replace your commercial water heater.
Your water heater is getting up there with age
You may be able to spot when your water heater is beginning to fail. However, when you're a commercial property owner, it's in your best interest to replace your commercial water heater before it fails. This way, if you have any tenants, you'll be able to stay up to code with landlord-tenant laws.
Tankless water heaters typically last approximately 20 years while traditional water heaters can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Keep an eye on your water heater's energy efficiency. Water heating makes up 18% of a property's energy costs. When those costs start to climb and your water heater is getting older, it's in your best interest to replace it now rather than later.
New models are rolling out
If you already know that you need to replace your commercial water heater soon, but you're not sure when the best time is to do it, consider replacing your water heater when new models are rolled out. For instance, new models of washers, dryers, and dishwashers are typically released between September and October whereas new models of refrigerators are released in May.
New models of commercial water heaters are great because they're designed to be more energy-efficient and eco-friendly than their previous models, which means you save money on your utilities when you replace your water heater. That said, keep an eye out for when new water heater models are released by manufacturers.
You're switching fuel types
Finally, it's best to replace your commercial water heater when you know that you'll soon be switching fuel types in your building. If you've been using gas, chances are you have a gas water heater. If you're making the switch to electric or solar power, you'll need a new water heater to replace your old one so it has the power it needs to function properly.
Whether you need a gas water heater or an electric hot water heater, Miami Water Heater has you covered. We offer a wide array of products to suit your commercial needs. For more information about our water heaters or to get an estimate, contact Miami Water Heater today.