Peak use hours in an apartment complex put a heavy strain on industrial appliances like water heaters. Unfortunately, this peak demand puts heavy strain on traditional storage tank water heaters and contributes toward reduced performance for tenants. Apartment managers can address hot water heater performance and efficiency at once by replacing aging models with state-of-the-art tankless options.
The unique construction of tankless water heaters makes the process of replacing standard heaters simple and easy. Top tier tankless water heaters are extremely compact, taking up just a tenth of the space filled by a storage tank heater. As a result, apartment managers are also able to access additional storage space when taking the tankless approach. In addition, the system is self-contained and won't require additional piping and venting systems installed to ensure safe performance.
Apartment Therapy warns that tank storage water heaters begin to reach the end of their life cycle after about 10 years of performance. After a decade of use, corrosion and leaks begin to impact the heater's performance. Leaking water could cause water damage to surrounding walls and flooring as well. Thankfully, apartment managers can avoid dealing with these issues every decade by choosing tankless water heaters instead. These models are capable of delivering maximum performance for 20 years.
Tankless water heaters can easily be arranged to meet the needs of an entire apartment complex. Apartment managers can centralize water heaters by installing them in a series, or install them across a spread-out complex to ensure consistent heating for every tenant. Regardless, tankless water heaters promise exceptional efficiency. Removing the tank from the system helps to save water, because heated water is no longer stored in a tank prone to leaking. Tankless water heaters are also much more efficient than traditional models, and users can save up to 50 percent on utility costs related to hot water.
The Apartment Association points out that one advantage of tankless systems sure to appeal to tenants is on-demand performance. Tank storage heaters use power to keep a reservoir of hot water ready to deliver, but can't heat more water in a hurry if tenants use up the supply. Tankless heaters, conversely, are capable of heating up water in an instant. This reliable performance is sure to reduce customer complaints about hot water and reduce the day-to-day maintenance complaints related to the water heater.