Electric Water Heating


As a business owner or manager, you are always looking for ways to save money. You probably didn’t realize it is as close as your kitchen sink. If your business currently has a gas-operated water heater, you may be eligible for a FREE electric water heater from Alabama Power.

Not only will you save money with a free electric water heater, you will continue to save after it is installed because it can be less expensive to operate than a gas water heater. Recovery time is quick and electric units typically have a longer life than gas units. With an electric unit there is no flame, no fumes, no pilot light and it can be installed in locations such as under stairs or in a closet.

There are a number of types of commercial and industrial water heaters, and Alabama Power can recommend the type that is right for your business. These include:


Electric Tank Water Heaters

Ideal for small to midsize commercial applications, tank water heaters offer:

  • Lower operating costs
  • No flues
  • Flexible, easy installation
  • Increased efficiency
  • Long life tank design
  • Minimal heat loss design.


Electric Boilers 

Hot water boilers are used in many small commercial buildings, manufacturing facilities and some food processing plants. Boilers can be used to provide hot water, steam and space heat, and they offer advantages such as:

  • Clean and quiet operation with no combustion processes
  • No stack
  • High-efficiency with minimum losses
  • Compact size
  • Wide range of sizes available, including boiler-only and tank models.


Electrode Boilers 

Electrode boilers are used in industrial applications where large amounts of water must be converted to steam. With a quick recovery time, electrode boilers are excellent for use in intermittent or cyclical operations. While they share the same advantages as electric boilers, they also offer:

  • Extremely quick response time.
  • Flexibility for cyclical or intermittent operations.


Heat Pump Water Heaters

Perfect for restaurants, hotels, laundries and other businesses that need high volumes of hot water and want to maximize their energy savings, the heat pump water heater offers a cost-saving solution. The highly efficient heat pump water heater produces hot water at about a third of the cost of gas water heating equipment. Also, with a heat pump water heater, air conditioning is a byproduct of the heated water and can provide spot cooling to increase the comfort and productivity of your employees. Heat pump water heaters are also highly effective and efficient for heating pools and spas, and provide year-round comfort and cost savings. Heat pump water heaters offer:

  • Large amounts of hot water
  • Increased efficiency
  • Easy installation
  • Pool and spa heating
  • Spot cooling.


Rebates and Incentives 

Whether you’re installing water heating equipment in a new or expanded facility, or switching from gas to electric, Alabama Power may offer rebates and incentives when you install electric water heating equipment. 

If you’re considering purchasing water heating equipment for your business, please contact Alabama Power to find out if you qualify for rebates or incentives and to find out how much money you can save by choosing electric equipment. 

Your customers demand service and a good deal. You deserve one, too. Call your Alabama Power representative and start saving money today. Call our Business Service Center at 1-888-430-5787 for more information.



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