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Commercial Water Heater Market Size By Product (Instant [Electric, Gas], Storage [Electric {< 30 Liters, 30 - 100 Liters, 100 - 250 Liters, 250 - 400 Liters, > 400 Liters}, Gas {< 30 Liters, 30 - 100 Liters, 100 - 250 Liters, 250 - 400 Liters, > 400 Liters}]), By Capacity (< 30 Liters, 30 - 100 Liters, 100 - 250 Liters, 250 - 400 Liters, > 400 Liters), By Application (College/University, Offices, Government/Military), By Energy Source (Electric, Gas [Natural gas, LPG]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2028

  • Report ID: GMI2910
  • Published Date: Aug 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Commercial Water Heater Market size was valued at more than USD 6 billion in 2021 with an annual installation to exceed 4 million units by 2028. In terms of revenue, the market is anticipated to grow at 4.1% CAGR while recording a volume of 4.2% volume. Increasing consumer spending in research, design & development to develop and introduce smart & technically advanced water heating equipment along with strong development of the service sector is set to increase the market share.


Commercial Water Heater Market Outlook

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The introduction of stringent government norms and directives toward the adoption of energy-efficient heating devices, considerable reduction in electricity bills will encourage the commercial water heater market growth. Furthermore, the rapid expansion of the high-rise buildings driven by various foreign investments is anticipated to influence the product demand.


Shifting consumer focus toward the advantages of water heaters along with surging demand from the hospitality sector will affect the commercial water heater demand. In addition, the shifting momentum of the industry manufacturers toward the development of region-specific equipment will strengthen the business landscape.


The COVID-19 pandemic may impact the overall production of water heaters owing to various restrictions imposed in various countries. The shutdown of various component manufacturing facilities in the emerging economies on account of supply chain disruptions, lower availability of workforce, and minimum on-site operations will further result in a decline in product installation. However, upliftment of lockdown, restart of commercial activities, and constant requirement for strategies to respond to the existing crisis will positively influence commercial water heater market share.

New product developments have influenced the commercial water heater market share

Commercial Water Heater Market by Product

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Rising investments toward Research, Design and Development (R, D&D) activities is set to accelerate the commercial water heater market growth. Rising requirement for on-demand heating in various establishments comprising shopping complexes, airports among others coupled with growing consumer awareness toward modern & advanced products is set to strengthen the industry outlook. For instance, A.O. Smith, in 2020, the leading water heating and treatment manufacturer, launched its gas tankless product line. The system is equipped with X3 scale prevention technology, thus enhancing the lifespan and product performance.

Surging demand for the deployment of gas units is set to stimulate the industry growth

The gas water heater market was valued at over USD 1 billion in 2021. Growing need to address the peak hour hot water requirement across the existing commercial building infrastructure along with the timely availability of supply is projected to influence the product penetration. Replacement and refurbishment of the conventional heating equipment coupled with rising requirement for significant savings in the electricity bills will further augment the business landscape. Ongoing expansion of the piped gas networks across the emerging countries will further lead to widespread adoption of the gas water heater.

Stringent government norms to shift to energy-efficient systems will drive the water heating demand in offices

Commercial Water Heater Market by Capacity

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Ongoing government norms and mandates for the installation of energy efficient heating units is set to augment the commercial water heater market growth. Swift shift in the focus of the industry players to adhere to the existing standards will drive the product adoption. Furthermore, increasing demand from off grid markets, integration with local manufacturers to suit the customer requirements coupled with evolving trends of manufacturers focused specifically on product differentiation is set to augment the industry share.


Significant savings in the electricity bills combined with higher energy savings will influence the instant water heater market forecast

Instant water heater market is set to grow owing to the ongoing commercial infrastructure development specifically across the evolving countries. Rising demand of heating equipment across various commercial establishments consisting of hospitals, hotels along shopping complexes will strengthen commercial water heater market landscape. The high replacement charges and installation cost, combined with its inability to be used simultaneously for different operations give its substitutes an edge over the product. However, the heating system can save nearly 24-34% on energy costs.


North America and Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness growth at the fastest rate

Commercial Water Heater Market by Energy Source

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Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific contribute to over 60% of the revenue share in 2021 and will continue to dominate the industry in the forecasted timeline. Increased customer spending, shifting consumer trend toward smart appliances coupled with growing investments by the government to enhance the infrastructure development in the emerging countries of the region will strengthen the market growth. Economic transformations owing to extensive electricity distribution network in both remote and rural areas will further fuel the product deployment.

In Latin America, Mexico and Brazil accounted for over 85% of the market share in 2021. Expansion of the piped gas networks in different countries of the region coupled with rising requirement for on demand heating by the manufacturing industries will augment the commercial water heater market revenue. Growing installation of instant water heating systems across various commercial establishments owing to product longevity and higher efficiency will strengthen the industry landscape.

Various business expansion initiatives including joint ventures & acquisitions are taken by the key market participants to influence the product adoption

New product design & development by the manufacturers are equipped with various smart features comprising Wi-fi connection, leakage detection, and remote monitoring. For instance, Bradford White Corporation, in 2021, acquired Keltech to expand its portfolio in commercial & industrial electric products to meet the rising needs of a wider customer base and support them in the adoption of electrification initiatives throughout North America.

Moreover, inorganic joint ventures along with the leading technology providers is set to influence the industry landscape. For instance, Rheem Manufacturing, subsidiary Paloma Rheem Global acquired Intergas, in 2019, to augment its prevalent customer base in Europe.

The key players operational in commercial water heater industry include A.O Smith, Bradford white Corpration, Whirlpool Corporation, Bosch Thermotechnology, Ferroli, State water heaters, Rinnai Corporation, Rheem Manufacturing, Noritz Corporation, Ariston Thermo, and Haier Electronics amongst others.

Commercial water heater market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of “USD” and “Units” from 2018 to 2028, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Instant
    • Electric
    • Gas
  • Storage
    • Electric
      • < 30 Liters
      • 30 -100 Liters
      • 100 - 250 Liters
      • 250 - 400 Liters
      • > 400 Liters 
  • Gas
    • < 30 Liters
    • 30 -100 Liters
    • 100 - 250 Liters
    • 250 - 400 Liters
    • > 400 Liters

By Capacity

  • < 30 Liters
  • 30 - 100 Liters
  • 100 - 250 Liters
  • 250 - 400 Liters
  • > 400 Liters

By Application

  • College/University
  • Offices
  • Government/Military
  • Others

By Energy Source

  • Electric
  • Gas

The above information has been provided for the following regions and country:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Austria
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
  • Eurasia
    • Russia
    • Belarus
    • Armenia
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
  • CIS
    • Azerbaijan
    • Moldova
    • Tajikistan
    • Turkmenistan
    • Ukraine
    • Uzbekistan
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Australia
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
    • Thailand
    • New Zealand
    • Philippines
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Qatar
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Egypt
    • Israel
    • Iraq
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Chile
    • Mexico
Authors: Ankit Gupta, Srishti Agarwal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Commercial water heater market had reached USD 6 billion in 2021 and will record annual installations of more than 4 million units by 2028.

Growing number of smart city and green building projects across the globe along with the expansion of real estate industry are the major factors contributing to the market growth.

Gas water heater market had recorded the valuation of over USD 1 billion in 2021 on account of the rising need to address peak hour hot water requirement in commercial buildings.

Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific captured revenue share of over 60% in 2021 owing to increasing consumer expenditure, rising demand for smart appliances and infrastructure development in the regions.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 31
  • Tables & Figures: 2172
  • Countries covered: 50
  • Pages: 1000

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