The Potential of Industrial Water Heaters

Last updated on August 23rd, 2023 at 02:26 pm

A guide to efficiency, sustainability, and cost savings, explore the world of industrial water heaters and how they can revolutionize your operations. From enhancing energy efficiency to promoting sustainable practices and unlocking significant cost savings, we unveil the untapped potential of industrial water heaters. Discover the latest technologies, best practices, and real-world examples that will empower your business to make informed decisions and maximize the benefits of these essential heating solutions.

The growth and trends of industrial water heaters

In 2022, the global water heater market was worth over 28 billion US dollars and is expected to grow at a rate of 4.5 percent annually from 2023 to 2030. This is due to the increasing demand for hot water used for thousands of different applications, from residential washing, bathing, and cooking, to industrial food production, construction materials, pipeline management, and more. 

The need for hot water in residential, commercial, and industrial settings only rises, and there’s no sign of slowing down since water is a readily available tool to use. In fact, the endeavour to become more sustainable requires more industrial electric water heaters over other outdated systems.

The advantages of an industrial hot water heater


Industrial water heaters have much higher efficiency ratings in terms of thermal energy, resulting in companies saving on operating costs. The rate at which they produce hot water improves plant production.

An industrial electric water heater uses electricity as its energy source as opposed to fossil fuels, not only being better for the environment but also better for production. These systems heat water on demand with low wait times and can maintain accurate temperatures. Their electric systems also increase the lifespan, so owners won’t have to spend as much on replacements or parts.


Industrial settings are full of large, elaborate equipment systems so everything functions properly. One of the advantages of an industrial electric water heater is the space it saves. Some settings only have a certain amount of space to work with, or priorities of what machinery can stay and what has to go. 

With industrial water heaters, less space is taken up but the same amount of productivity is available. Many water heaters are small enough to sit inside or along pipes and tanks that are already in the facility.


A crucial aspect of industrial settings is increasing safety wherever possible. These are settings with lots of safety concerns to begin with, industrial hot water heaters don’t have to be another risk added to the employees. 

Industrial water heaters can be used for a few different reasons to guarantee employee safety. They can be used to maintain a safe water temperature for face and eye wash stations as well as to maintain temperatures in pipelines or tanks to avoid combustions or unsafe working conditions.

Real-world examples

When building residential sites using industrial electric water heaters over other systems, residents can save 13 percent on their electricity bill, which could amount to over fifty dollars per year in savings.

In 2019, Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON, announced a climate emergency, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In Vancouver, they hope to replace old and install new industrial hot water heaters to aim for zero emissions by 2025. Their goal is to use industrial electric water heaters and move away from the use of fossil fuels.

In 2018, NRCan expressed its intention to ensure all water heating technologies in Canada have an energy performance rating of over 100 percent by 2035. This, again, is intended to be achieved using heat pumps.

Many industries are using Wattco products to achieve their environmental, economic, and production goals. Contact us to discover which products will best help your application and how we can customize it to meet your needs.