Water Heating

Covers tank and tankless water heaters, as well as boilers.

Converting to a natural gas water heater or upgrading your equipment to a more energy-efficient model can produce significant savings on your company’s energy bill. Additionally, incentives from the Energy Trust of Oregon and tax credits from the Oregon Department of Energy can significantly speed up the payback of this equipment.

Tank style

This is the most common type of water heater found in most small businesses. The tank size typically ranges from 40 gallons to 100 gallons depending on the hot water demand.

Condensing hot water heaters are the most energy-efficient and thus cost less to operate. In simplest terms, a condensing hot water heater recaptures the heat of the flue gases that normally just get vented out so less heat is lost out of the tank.

Tankless style

These types of water heaters are becoming more and more popular because they take up less space and can cost less to operate. Unlike tank style water heaters that heat water in a storage tank, tankless water heaters heat water on the fly.

When you turn on the hot water tap, a sensor tells the tankless water heater to fire up and starting heating water as it flows through the unit. That is why they are sometimes referred to as on-demand water heaters. When you turn off the hot water tap, the tankless hot water heater turns off as well.

The advantage over tank style water heaters is that they are not continuously heating and reheating the same water. Water is only heated when it is needed, thus saving energy.

Solar assisted water heaters

Solar water heating systems include storage tanks and solar collectors. There are two types of solar water heating systems: active, which have circulating pumps and controls, and passive, which don't. While best known in a residential setting to provide hot, domestic, water, solar hot water can also be used for commercial and industrial applications.

Direct contact water heater

Direct contact water heating systems are quickly changing the way industries heat water for use in industrial and commercial applications. These systems deliver hot water on demand with 99% energy-efficiency, and help your business to operate eco-friendly.

Large commercial and industrial applications – boilers

A boiler is a device for generating steam for power, processing, or heating purposes or for producing hot water for heating purposes or hot water supply. Heat from an external combustion source is transmitted to a working fluid contained within the tubes in the boiler shell. This fluid is delivered to an end-use at a desired pressure, temperature and quality.

As you can imagine, boilers are used for very large, multipurpose hot water applications.