A recent article in the La Jolla Light reports that new luxury apartments are taking advantage of tankless water heaters to boost energy efficiency for the entire building. Commercial tankless water heaters were chosen for the project thanks to the unmatched efficiency of tankless appliances. The properties that make tankless heaters perfect for apartment complexes are equally relevant for hotels.
Reduce customer complaints
One of the major disadvantages of traditional water tanks is the time it takes to heat water from room temperature. This process takes even longer in commercial applications as commercial tank reservoirs are significantly larger than residential models. Furthermore, water will lose heat as it travels from a central water heater, across an extensive plumbing system and into a hotel room. These problems are exacerbated when multiple guests attempt to draw hot water at the same time and can compromise a customer's experience. Hotels can avoid potential complaints by installing a system of tankless water heaters that serve each floor individually.
Maximize storage space
Traditional water tanks, especially commercial models, take up quite a bit of space that could be used to store extra equipment or maintenance tools. Furthermore, the size of these heaters can make them difficult to service. Tankless water heaters are up to 90 percent smaller than traditional models and can be installed inside and outside, according to the Department of Energy. This versatility allows hotels to take better advantage of storage space within the hotel while also improving the quality of service for guests.
Mitigate maintenance needs
Mineral buildup and corrosion are natural maintenance issues that arise with storage water heaters. Even a high-end storage water heater will eventually require greater maintenance near the end of its lifetime. Tankless models boast a lifespan twice as long as traditional heaters, in part because they do not store large volumes of water over long periods of time. Premium heater models feature build-up flushing technology as well.
Earn LEED compliance
An article from Hospitality Net reveals that hotels are able to significantly cut costs after earning LEED certification. Those hotels recognized by the U.S. Green Council as leaders in energy efficiency and sustainable business practices are awarded recognition for their efforts in the form of LEED certification. Tankless water heaters are one of many appliance upgrades that can help a hotel to reduce costs and waste. In addition, hotels that earn this honor are also able to market as a green hotel and increase their appeal to a wider base of well-funded patrons.