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Commercial Water Heater

Having sufficient hot water is essential for the smooth operation of any business, from small shops to large factories. Without hot water, businesses face major disruptions in sanitation, food service, manufacturing processes, and employee welfare. Therefore, a properly functioning commercial water heater has an immense impact on your organisation’s productivity and bottom line.

Are you looking for a water heating engineer? Robinsons Facilities Services can provide installation, maintenance and repair across Yorkshire for commercial water heaters. If you’d like to request a quote or discuss your requirements further, please call us at 01423226578 or visit our Contact Us page

Alternatively, if you’d like to learn more about commercial water heater repair and our approach, continue reading below.

What Services Do We Offer?

At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of Gas Safe engineers pride themselves on an effective and efficient service wherever you are in Yorkshire.

We offer the following commercial water heating solutions:

Commercial Water Heater Installation

Do you need your water heater for a canteen, staff washing facilities, or factory use? At Robinsons Facilities Services, we can advise you on the best commercial water heating solutions for your business needs. As a commercial water heater installer, we will install a suitable system including oversink or undersink models.

Our Gas Safe qualified engineers can select and install an appliance to perfectly suit your requirements. We supply a variety of water heaters, with options for an electric commercial water heater or a gas-fired model. The choice is yours!

Commercial Water Heater Repair

Operational problems with water heaters come in various forms. The most common problems include:

  • no hot water
  • not enough hot water
  • water that is too hot
  • debris in or discolouration of hot water
  • noises and leaks coming from a water heater

At Robinsons Facilities Services, we are experienced in working with all types of water heaters including commercial electric water heaters, commercial water boilers, immersion heaters, and renewable energy heaters.

From SMEs to large enterprises, we will work with you to diagnose issues as they arise and provide practical and affordable solutions.

We can use our wide industry experience to find the root cause of problems and design workable solutions. Our knowledge of different water heater systems means we can look at whole solutions and detect issues anywhere in your system. This could be:

  • Power source problems
  • Equipment problems
  • Pipework problems
  • Outlet problems

Commercial Water Heater Maintenance

Our engineers can work with you to create a maintenance schedule for your commercial water heating system. This means that your system is regularly checked and that potential issues are spotted early to avoid any disruptions to your business.

Maintenance can also help to ensure you are providing an efficient and safe workplace, compliant with health and safety regulations, and that your water heater is working at full capacity.

What Type of Commercial Water Heater Do I Need?

Various types of commercial water heaters cater to diverse needs and energy efficiency considerations. We’ve outlined some of the most common types of commercial water heaters below:

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, instantly heat water as it flows through the unit. This provides a continuous supply of hot water without the need for a storage tank. They are energy-efficient and space-saving, making them suitable for businesses with fluctuating hot water demands.

Storage Tank Water Heaters

Storage tank water heaters, the traditional option, store and heat a fixed amount of water in a tank, ready for use. While they may have higher energy consumption due to standby heat loss, they are reliable and effective for businesses with consistent hot water needs. For instance, restaurants and hotels.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

Heat pump water heaters transfer heat from the surrounding air or ground to the water, making them highly efficient. They are particularly beneficial in regions with milder climates and are ideal for businesses seeking energy savings over time.

Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters use solar energy to heat water, significantly reducing operational costs and environmental impact. They are well-suited for businesses committed to sustainability that are located in areas with ample sunlight.

Overall, the appropriate choice depends on a variety of factors like water demand, space availability, climate, and energy goals.

To sum up:

  • Tankless heaters are efficient for low to moderate demand
  • Storage tank heaters for consistent needs
  • Heat pump heaters for energy savings
  • Solar heaters for sustainability-focused businesses.

What are the Most Common Water Heater Issues?

There are plenty of possible water heater issues that may lead to you needing a water heating engineer. Commercial water heaters can face a range of common problems that have the potential to significantly disrupt business operations. These include:

Insufficient Hot Water

Insufficient hot water can stem from factors like thermostat malfunctions or sediment buildup. This can have a massive effect on industries where a steady supply of hot water is crucial, such as hotels, restaurants, and medical facilities.


Leaks are another critical issue, often caused by corrosion or faulty components, which can damage property, disrupt operations, and lead to costly repairs.

Pilot Light Issues

Pilot light issues, often due to thermocouple failures or fuel supply problems, can lead to a lack of hot water production. In industries that rely on consistent hot water, such as manufacturing, pilot light problems can result in downtime, hampered productivity, and potential revenue loss.

Heating Element Malfunctions

Heating element malfunctions in electric water heaters can lead to inadequate water heating, affecting businesses that require precise water temperatures, such as healthcare facilities or industrial processes.

As you can see, there is plenty that can go wrong with your commercial water heater. If there are any signs of a potential issue, contact Robinsons Facilities Services for all your commercial water heating solutions.

Why Are Energy-Efficient Water Heaters Important?

With rising energy prices, it’s more important than ever to maximise the efficiency of your commercial water heating system. If you’re looking to reduce energy costs, upgrading to an efficient commercial water heater can generate significant savings. We advise clients on choices like condensing water heaters and renewable energy models that align with building regulations for sustainability.

Smaller firms can benefit from water-saving point-of-use heaters placed near sinks. Larger sites may opt for high-efficiency centralised boiler systems. Whatever your commercial needs, we can determine the most energy and cost-efficient water heating solutions for your business.

With regular preventative maintenance from our experienced technicians, your system will continue operating at peak efficiency year after year. Investing in an energy-efficient commercial water heater is an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint and cut utility bills. Contact us today to explore your options.

Why Choose Robinsons For Your Commercial Water Heating Solutions?

Robinsons Facilities Services has the industry accreditations and experience of working with all standard and specialist industry heating systems. As such, we can provide innovative and practical solutions to your operating problems, including commercial hot water heater repair. 

Our Gas Safe engineers pride themselves on an effective and efficient service wherever in Yorkshire your premises are based.

We understand how different businesses work and can partner with you to find bespoke repair designs that keep you operational.

  • You will be working with qualified and accredited engineers
  • We have extensive experience across many different industry sectors
  • We can provide innovative, practical, and affordable repair solutions
  • We have experience working with all water heater manufacturers
  • We have resources to cover a vast area around Yorkshire and the North of England

We can partner with you to carry out water heater repairs and ensure your operations are efficient and cost-effective, enabling you to fulfil your basic health and safety duties as an employer. Call us at 01423226578 or visit our Contact Us page

We are always there when you need us, with skilled and accredited engineers on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Commercial Water Heater FAQs

With proper installation, maintenance, and water quality, a commercial tank-style water heater will typically last 8-12 years. Tankless water heaters have a longer lifespan of 15-20 years. Usage levels and water chemistry impact longevity. Our technicians help optimise your commercial water heating system for maximum lifespan.

Unsurprisingly, the most common issue you are likely to come across in a water heater is leakage, which can often be repaired. Over time, heaters can corrode and start to leak as a result.

Higher efficiency units like condensing water heaters with thermal efficiencies over 90% maximise energy savings. Compare ratings like EF (energy factor) and UEF (uniform energy factor) when selecting units. We advise on the most efficient options to reduce operating costs while meeting your hot water demand.

If a water heater is starting to make unusual noises, is louder than before, or has noticeable issues such as leaks, then it is a good idea to enquire about a replacement, especially if it is over 10-15 years old.

Once a commercial heater exceeds its expected lifespan or repair costs exceed 50% of the replacement cost, replacement is usually the better option. We assess repair/replacement options and advise on the most cost-effective solution based on equipment age and condition.

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this, and you may need professional advice. Considering the number of people on-site, whether hot water use is critical to your business, and the size of the building are all useful tools to size a water heater.

Multiple smaller units provide redundancy if one fails. Large single water heaters maximise efficiency and may have lower equipment costs. We determine the best system design and equipment footprint for your facility’s space.

The main difference between the two is the capacity. A commercial water heater may need to heat much more water, more quickly than a residential option.

Electric and gas utility providers sometimes offer rebates for installing energy-efficient commercial water heating equipment. Our team can advise if any cost offsets or incentives apply to your specific equipment replacement or new installation project.

Commercial water heater repair can range from around £150 up to several hundred pounds depending on the amount of repair work needed.

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