Water heaters can be an expensive and frustrating aspect of business ownership, especially if your building is not new construction. The most common water heater across the US today are the old fashioned storage heater. These involve a tank that heats water using gas or electricity (and sometimes solar power), and stores that hot water. This old fashioned method can fail in many ways. Conventional water heaters have the lowest initial cost, however their inefficiency makes them more expensive to operate and upkeep. Conventional tanks are anywhere from 40 to over 100 gallons and they function by heating and storing hot water whether it is being used or not, which is very wasteful.
Raleigh Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are the newest and most energy-efficient option for your business. Anthony Piscopo Plumbing can handle your water heater replacement project from start to finish. Tankless water heaters have a slightly higher initial cost, but the savings on your utility bills will improve your bottom line every month. If you are currently operating a business with a conventional water heater, consider the savings of doing an overhaul and replacing your unit(s) with tankless water heaters.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Another great option for replacing your old water heater is the heat pump water heater. The US Department of Energy tells us that “heat pump water heaters can be two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric storage water heaters.” These products are great to use not only as a water heater but also as climate control. Heat Pump Water Heaters work by moving heat from one space to another. So they take the hot air from the room they occupy and use that to heat the water in the tank. This is a great way to cool down hot or cramped spaces as well as save you on all of your utilities.
Water Heater Repair
Did you know that your average electric water heater can account for almost 40% of your monthly electric bill? Does your water heater rumble or leak? A faulty water heater can be the cause of more than just lack of hot water. A leaking water heater can affect your utility bills and cause damage to surrounding areas such as mold and stains. Water heaters that are not safely installed or properly maintained can also leave your building subject to fire hazards and fumes. If you have a malfunctioning water heater, call Piscopo Plumbing today at 919-234-7874 so that we can get started on your repair.
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