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Get It Right with the Commercial Water Heater Sizing Tool

March 6, 2017 | by Chad Sanborn

There are many factors that go into selecting the right water heating system for a commercial application.

That's why Bradford White offers the RightSpec® Water Heater sizing application. It's a free tool that you can use to begin the process of selecting the right size water heater for a project.

There are 21 different commercial sizing options, from apartments to schools to restaurants, to get you started. You can change parameters as needed to fit your project.

The tool will provide recommendations from the Bradford White line up to meet your requirements, usually with several options that vary according to budget and suitability. While the tool doesn't focus wholly on energy savings, the results will usually include a high-efficiency option.

The goal is to ensure the project has the right capacity and BTU/Hr. input based on the projected demand rates. The program is based on the ASHRAE handbook. and calculates the proper sized equipment from the Bradford White product line.

Users can select fuel type, venting type, and desired storage temperature among other things. With the dropdown menus, there's a lot of flexibility to address variables so the user can make an informed decision. It takes the guesswork out of specifying a Bradford White solution that's properly sized for your building.

While the RightSpec® tool is available for anyone to use, we would still recommend consulting with a plumbing professional to finalize the system design. Always confer with a specifying professional if there any doubts about the size of the system or its ability to meet the demand based on the unique particulars of your project.

Give the RightSpec® Water Heater sizing application a try to today. Click here.

This blog was developed by Bradford White. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.


Topics: Water Heating Strategies - Energy Efficient Water Heating / Heaters and Boilers

Companies: Bradford White Water Heaters


Chad Sanborn / Chad Sanborn is the Product Marketing Manager for Bradford White Water Heaters. He has been in the water heater industry for over 13 years, supporting the growth and development of Bradford White in various capacities. In 2001, Chad began his career in the production areas of Bradford White's Middleville, MI water heaters manufacturing facility. Using his hands-on product experience, Chad transitioned into the engineering department in 2007, where he expanded his knowledge and influence by working with the testing procedures and standards for residential and commercial water heaters. In 2011, Chad was promoted to the Sales and Marketing team, where he currently holds the position of Product Marketing Manager. In his current role, he manages all products for Bradford White Corporation and works collaboratively with the sales and engineering teams to develop Bradford White's short and long-term water heater product development and marketing strategies. Chad holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University and is an active participant in many plumbing, engineering and manufacturing trade organizations.
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