What are the different types of commercial hot water systems?

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Commercial hot water systems are built to last. They operate at very high-efficiency rates running large volumes of hot water to suit any commercial application or the requirements of any sized residential or strata building. Both internal (inside) and external (outside) models are available for gas, electric, solar, warm water, heater exchangers and heat pumps systems.

Note: Commercial hot water systems may also be referred to as “industrial hot water systems” or “business hot water heaters”. 

Did you know you may be eligible for a free commercial hot water system? 

Under the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) for Business, you may be eligible for a free commercial hot water system when you upgrade to an energy-efficient heat pump or solar system. To check your eligibility, contact our commercial hot water specialists. We are approved providers and are authorised to supply and install new commercial hot water systems in eligible businesses throughout Sydney.

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Storage tank commercial hot water

Storage tank systems are one of the most common types of commercial hot water systems. They consist of a large tank that stores heated water, ready for use when needed.

These systems are suitable for businesses with consistent hot water demand throughout the day, such as hotels, restaurants, and office buildings. Storage tank systems come in various sizes to accommodate different capacities, ensuring a continuous supply of hot water during peak hours.

  • Large storage capacity
  • Reliable and consistent hot water supply
  • Suitable for high-demand applications
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Multiple storage tanks suit the hot water demand of large businesses.

On demand / instantaneous commercial hot water

Tankless instantaneous, or on-demand, commercial hot water systems heat water directly as it flows through the unit, eliminating the need for a storage tank.

These systems are known for their energy efficiency and space-saving design, making them ideal for smaller commercial spaces or businesses with fluctuating hot water demand.

Commercial instantanous hot water sstems are highly responsive, providing hot water on demand and reducing standby heat loss associated with traditional storage tank systems.

  • Energy efficient
  • Space-saving design
  • Continuous hot water supply
  • Ideal for smaller commercial spaces
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Above: Rheem Tankpak commercial instantaneous gas hot water system.

Commercial heat pump hot water

Commercial hHeat pump hot water systems extract heat from the surrounding air or ground and transfer it to the water, providing an energy-efficient method of heating water for commercial applications.

These systems work well in moderate climates and can significantly reduce energy consumption compared to traditional electric or gas-powered systems.

Heat pump systems are suitable for businesses looking to minimise their environmental impact and operating costs over the long term.

  • Energy efficient
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Suitable for moderate climates
  • Reduced operating costs

Commercial solar hot water

Solar hot water systems harness energy from the sun to heat water, offering a renewable and sustainable solution for your commercial hot water needs.

These systems consist of solar collectors that absorb sunlight and transfer the heat to a fluid, which then circulates through a heat exchanger to heat water.

Solar hot water is ideal for businesses committed to sustainability and seeking to reduce their dependence on traditional energy sources.

  • Renewable energy source
  • Sustainable solution
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Environmentally friendly
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Commercial solar hot water system at a Sydney over 55s retirement village.

We are the commercial hot water specialists

We are the Sydney commercial hot water specialists and preferred service technicians for all major manufacturers including Rheem, Rinnai, Chromagen, Thermann, Midea, Everhot and more.

We can repair and service all commercial hot water systems including gas, solar, electric, instantaneous, heavy-duty, warm water and continuous flow systems.

Hot water is our business.

Each year we install hundreds of hot water systems in businesses across Sydney. As one of Sydney’s largest hot water system suppliers, our enormous buying powers and ability to buy direct from the manufacturer means we can pass attractive savings on to our customers. Our fully qualified, licensed hot water heater installers have over 20 years of experience each. We are accredited service agents for all the hot water heater brands including:  RheemDuxRinnaiAquamaxBoschConergyHockingApricusVulcanEdwards SolarSolahartEverhot, Midea, Chromagen and more.

We are a local, family-owned Sydney business.

Cheapa Hot Water Sydney is a local Australian family-owned business offering reliable, old fashioned service.

  • We pride ourselves on providing fast assistance in the repair and installation of all electric, gas and solar hot water systems. Ask about our same day service.
  • Free delivery of your new hot water system and complimentary disposal of your old water heater.
  • We are qualified to undertake all the plumbing and electrical work required to install a new hot water system. There is no need to waste money employing multiple trades.
  • We have all the equipment needed to install your hot water system quickly. We don’t have to hire or wait for other trades to arrive with the required equipment.