The Boiler Room Blog

Advice on commercial water heater selection, maintenance and safety issues for businesses that rely on a steady supply of hot water.

early signs of water heater failure

Early Signs of Water Heater Failure

Know these early signs of water heater failure. You may be able to prevent a water heater failure emergency before it happens.

If you run a restaurant, hotel or apartment building, just thinking about a “no hot water” situation might make you panic. No dishwashers or no showers? No thank you! After all, you need hot water to run your business. Remember: your commercial water heater is a mechanical piece of equipment. So it’s not a matter of if your water heater will fail—it’s a matter of when. Eventually, all water heaters fail.

But you can be prepared. Look for these early signs of water heater failure—and learn what to do when your commercial water heater is acting up. Read on!

Commercial Water Heater Options

In the Know: High-Efficiency vs. Standard-Efficiency Water Heaters

The more you know, the more informed your choice – and that’s good for business!

In today’s economy, the term “high efficiency” is often a draw for business owners looking for long-term money savings with the latest and greatest equipment. Whether you own a restaurant, hotel, apartment building, or any application that requires a great deal of hot water, your decision to purchase high-efficiency or standard hot water equipment should be an informed choice.

how to choose commercial water heater options

Correct Commercial Water Heater Sizing: It’s No Guessing Game

When you’re in the market for a new or replacement commercial water heater, correct sizing is crucial to the success of your business. With so many commercial water heater options out there, here’s what you need to know to get it right.

Depending on your commercial hot water usage requirements, there may be multiple water heater tank sizing options to meet your needs. With so many options available, how do you know what type and size water heater to choose? We can help point you in the right direction.

make up air

The Importance of Make-Up Air

Airflow is just as important to a building as keeping the lights on and the water running. When it comes to water heaters, it’s an important safety issue as well.

Builders spend a lot of time and effort ensuring the elements don’t get in. More precisely, they do their best to route the elements where they want them to go: the rain goes down the rainspouts on the side of the building and the air goes out the exhaust fans of a ventilation system. While you might be entirely able to manage water, air is a much trickier element to control. Knowing how to control the air flow through a building keeps heating costs down, protects equipment from damage and keeps employees happy.

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hotel safety issues

How Hotel Operators Can Prevent Pool Injuries

Regardless of intent, proper pool safety is a must for hotel operators.

The pool is one of the biggest attractions that lures guests to a hotel. A pool might be part of your fitness area, allowing travelers to keep up with their workouts, or it might be a family space, allowing parents and kids a place to splash away, even if rainy days change vacation agendas. Regardless of intent, proper pool safety is a must for hotel operators—not just to protect your establishment from bad experiences and bad reviews, but also to protect you from liability issues. Taking steps to ensure safe pool operation ahead of time frees up resources for serving guests and ensuring their experiences are the kind they’d like to repeat.

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saison beer

It’s Saison Season: Welcome to the Summer of Saison!

Now that the season is upon us, take a deeper look at these tasty beverages and how they can brighten up your brewery.

With spring freshly finished and summer still full of hot, thirsty days, many breweries are rolling out their saison beers. These light, effervescent beers provide excellent refreshment as the temperature climbs. The key to this unique treat is the saison yeast and the creative additions to the brew. Saison beers are often where brewmasters experiment with unique tastes and ingredients. Customers usually want something light and fun during the summer.

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rent a water heater

Why Would Anyone Rent a Water Heater?

With so many great reasons to rent, why wouldn’t you make this choice?

When people ask “What do you do?” the short answer is simple – HOT water! More specifically, Reliable Water Services rents commercial water equipment – water heaters, boilers, softeners & more – to businesses that need it. The question that typically follows is “Why would anyone rent a water heater?”

To that we say, “Why would anyone not rent a water heater?”

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dry air

Winter’s Wrath: Dry Air

Understanding how to manage dry air ensures you and your guests can remain healthy and happy.

For as beautiful as winter months in the Midwest are, there are a few pitfalls to the season. While we’re all aware that the cold weather outside can be frightful, inside where it’s warm and cozy has its drawbacks as well, primarily dry air.

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exploding water heater

Your Water Heater Can EXPLODE! Mythbusters, Revisited

Mythbusters confirmed it. Everything you need to know about exploding water heaters!

Hot water is as simple as turning on a faucet—it’s a basic part of living as a human being in the developed world. It hasn’t always been that easy though. Before the modern standard of water heating units in every building and home, hot water was considered a luxury; it was not a necessity, nor a standard. Happily for us modern folk, hot water is readily available and no longer a luxury.

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outdoor equipment maintenance

How To Winterize Outdoor Machines & Equipment

A few hours of winterization prepping and your outdoor equipment will last you for many years. This is sustainability in action.

A uniquely defining characteristic of humanity is our penchant for using complex machines to aid us in nearly every aspect of our lives. Machines are great! But as important as machines are to our lives and businesses, your machines require some attention from time to time if they’re going to continue to work properly.

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