Commercial Water Heater Installation and Repair in Albuquerque, NM

Your commercial water heater is one of those important appliances in your business that you might not realize how much you need until it’s broken. Not only is it vital for keeping your pipes warm in cold weather, but it is also important for cleaning and other uses on your property.

If your commercial water heater is not working properly, you want our experts at Rocketman Plumbing because we’ll get it repaired right the first time. Our commercial plumbers are fully licensed, bonded, and insured with extensive experience in the complexities of commercial systems. Give us a call today for rocket-fast, friendly service done right.

Warning Signs That Your Commercial Water Heater Is Malfunctioning

The most obvious sign of a broken water heater is that you can only get cold or tepid water from your faucets. But you don’t have to wait and use that as your only gauge of your water heater’s performance. Some of the common issues you should watch out for include:

Your water heater is at the end of its lifespan

A commercial water heater will only live for about ten years, so if yours is close to that age (or past it), you should look into getting it replaced to ensure your property can have hot water with no problems.

It’s rusty, corroded, or makes lots of noise

If you don’t know how old your water heater is, rust and noise will give you a good indication. Rust and sediment can build up inside the tank over time. If it’s rust, you’ll see it coming out of the hot water supply. Sediment should be flushed out during routine maintenance, but if it has hardened, your water heater will need to be replaced.

It’s leaking

Your commercial water heater can have leaks in several different areas of the unit. Some of these can be repaired easily, while others may indicate that your water heater needs replacement. A thorough inspection will tell us if the leaks are repairable or not.

If you notice any of these issues with your commercial water heater, call Rocketman Plumbing at (505) 591-0899 for an inspection and repairs.

Commercial Water Heater Installation in Albuquerque

If your commercial water heater is beyond repair, or if the cost of repairing it is higher than simply getting a new one, our technicians can install a new water heater for you in a flash. We will remove the old water heater and install the new one quickly and professionally. We take pride in getting the job done right the first time, so you can rest assured that your new water heater will run smoothly.

You might need a new water heater for your commercial property if:

  • You’ve done repairs, but it’s still having trouble.
  • Your water heater is very old.
  • You want to upgrade to a better unit.

Commercial Plumbing Maintenance and Inspections in Albuquerque

It’s important to have routine maintenance done on your commercial plumbing, and your commercial water heater is no exception. Call Rocketman Plumbing to schedule a routine inspection today. We’ll take a look at your water heater and pipes to make sure that they are running properly. And if we find that any repairs or adjustments are needed, we’ll handle that for you right away.

Why Choose Rocketman Plumbing

No matter what the problem is, you can depend on Rocketman Plumbing for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs. Just give us a call at (505) 393-3498 and we’ll be there in a flash to take care of it for you. 

Fully licensed, bonded and insured

Have the peace of mind knowing we are fully licensed, bonded and insured.

Best Albuquerque plumbing company

Rocketman Plumbing has been named Best Albuquerque Plumbing Company by Albuquerque The Magazine

After-hours emergency service

We provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services.

Residential and commercial experience

We have extensive experience working with homeowners, business owners, realtors and property management companies.

One-year warranty

We provide a one-year warranty on all of our parts and labor.

Fast, friendly technicians

We’re known for our fast and friendly service. (Check out our reviews.)

“Rocketman gave us the most fair price and quickest turn around on a water heater install of all the many places we called. They were professional, courteous and honest. The owner even came back to check on a water pressure issue without being asked!”

Michelle Ball

“Rocketman is very professional, they give a quote in writing so you know exactly what to expect. They showed up on time and finished my water heater installation with no surprises, cleaning up completely after the job was done. I would recommend this company to all my friends.”

Kim Livingston

I’m a retired engineer and not easy to please, and I’ll be succinct.

  1. They responded quickly, and kept me informed with both emails and phone calls as to scheduling and appointments.
  2. Provided a professional estimate of the required work.
  3. Excellent work performed by qualified plumber.
  4. The plumber used a drop cloth in consideration of my clean home.
  5. The work performed was best quality, quick and clean solder joints.
  6. The work included bringing everything up to CODE, including gas venting and routing a new pipe and connection to pressure release drain.


Both the owner and the plumber were open to negotiating certain aspects of the work like the routing of the copper drain pipe, and to my satisfaction. I could not be more pleased.
HIGHLY Recommend Rocketman!”

Judy L.

Commercial Water Heater Installation and Repair Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re in the market for a new or replacement commercial water heater, choosing the correct size is critical to the success of your business. Depending on the volume of hot water you need to run your business, you’ll find several different water heater tank sizes that can meet your needs. Rocketman Plumbing is ready to point you in the right direction.

A tank that’s too small won’t deliver enough water to run your business, while a tank that’s too large costs you significant expenses both upfront and in the long term. Not only are you covering the upfront capital cost to buy the bigger tank, but you’re also paying more to operate a tank that’s too big for your needs. The commercial water heater sizing professionals at Rocketman Plumbing can help you determine the ideal water heater tank size for your day-to-day operations, taking into account the various critical characteristics of your business, including, but not limited to:

  • Number of fixtures that require hot water
  • Hours of operation
  • Peak business hours
  • Geographic location for seasonal effects on base water temperature
  • Venting regulations and requirements
  • Physical footprint limitations

Considering these factors, and any other relevant qualifiers that relate to your operations, the team at Rocketman Plumbing can help you find the exact water heater—or series of water heaters or boiler—that provides the exact volume of hot water whenever you need it.

Just like the water heater you use at home, a commercial water heater is subject to breakdown. While routine care and maintenance from an expert commercial plumbing company, like Rocketman Plumbing, can prolong the lifespan of your commercial water heater, there comes a time where it makes more sense to replace the unit rather than repair it.

There are two different types of commercial water heaters, and they vary widely in terms of their projected lifespan. If you have a tankless system at your business, you can expect it to last at least 20 years or longer. A water heater with a tank, on the other hand, only lasts around 10 years.

If you’re unsure of the age of your commercial water heater—or if the unit simply isn’t working as well as it should—there are some signs that indicate it’s approaching the end of its life. If your commercial water heater exhibits any of the following issues, call your trusted commercial plumber to determine whether replacement is the best option:

  • No hot water
  • Discolored water
  • Leaks
  • Loud noises

When you’re choosing a commercial water heater to support the needs of your business, BTU—or British Thermal Unit—is one of the most important considerations. This figure refers to the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one pound of pure water by one degree Fahrenheit. In other words, BTU represents a water heater’s burner capacity, or how much heat it can generate hourly.

The BTU measurement of a water heater determines its recovery rate, or the number of gallons of water it can heat per hour depending on the starting and ending water temperatures. Most water heaters measure this rate by assuming a starting temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit and an ending one of 140 degrees Fahrenheit—a 100 degree rise in temperature.

You need to select a water heater that supports the demands of your business, so calculating the BTU you need is essential. Here’s a simple way to calculate this figure:

BTU= Flow Rate in Gallons-Per-Minute x (Ending Temperature – Starting Temperature) x 500.4

Need help sizing a new commercial water heater? Reach out to the commercial plumbing experts at Rocketman Plumbing. We’ll help you select the best option that supports the day-to-day needs of your business.

Like any major appliance, a commercial water heater is prone to breakdowns over time. While keeping up with routine maintenance can keep the need for repairs to a minimum, there are times where business owners need an expert fix that only a trusted commercial plumbing company can provide.

While the price to repair a commercial water heater depends on the scope of work and materials involved, a typical repair can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to $1,000. Often, investing in a repair makes more sense than purchasing and installing a new unit. If your commercial water heater’s exhibiting signs of a problem, like discolored water, leaks or loud noises—or if it isn’t producing any hot water at all, call the team of commercial plumbing experts at Rocketman Plumbing to diagnose and treat the issue in the most efficient and affordable way possible.

While the exact cost of a new commercial water heater depends on the size you need to support the demands of your business, you can expect to pay anywhere from $800 to $2,000 (and more) for a new tank water heater. That figure increases when you opt for a tankless water heater, but you’ll make up for the upfront cost in the long-term in the form of significant energy savings.

Commercial tankless water heaters generally cost from $2,500 to $4,500. These systems are much more energy efficient than water heaters with tanks. Not only will you save on your monthly energy bills when you upgrade to a tankless system, but you’ll also enjoy reliable on-demand hot water.

If you keep up with routine maintenance to ensure your commercial tankless water heater stays in excellent shape, you can count on your investment lasting twice as long as a cheaper, tank-based model. In general, tank systems last 10 years, while tankless systems can last 20 years or longer. Commercial tankless water heaters are very long-lasting, so you won’t have to replace the unit as quickly.

Call Rocketman Plumbing Today

Don’t wait to call for an inspection if you notice any problem with your commercial water heater. Trust our experts at Rocketman Plumbing, and we will be there in a flash to handle any repairs that are needed and ensure your commercial water heater is running properly. Call us today at (505) 591-0899 to schedule an inspection for repairs or replacement.

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