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Do you know how much hot water a mall uses each day?

The Mall of America receives more than 40 million visitors annually; which is more than the combined populations of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Canada. It is one of the main tourist attractions for the state of Minnesota. Can you imagine how much water the mall needs each day? All public shopping areas use hot water for various purposes throughout the facility.


With a high volume of people that visit the Mall of America on a daily basis, it is important to provide the adequate number of bathrooms to accommodate the crowd. Having hot water for proper hand washing is important, but can only be achieved when the right commercial water heater is installed. With a high demand for hot water throughout the day, there are several AO Smith and Rheem water heaters that will do the job. Some of those might include an electric, tankless, or natural gas water heater. Some of our smaller units purchased in bulk for throughout a large public shopping might be


Malls usually have many restaurants, including in the central food court and larger eateries throughout the mall. There are more than 50 restaurants within the Mall of America that caters to just about anyone’s cravings. While most malls in America are smaller, they often have plenty of eating options. Whether it is American or Italian food each venue needs a supply of hot water for a variety of reasons. First, it is important that hot water is available for sanitation. This is when a booster water heater is needed. This is to ensure that the restaurants stay clean and the customers are safe against food borne illnesses. Secondly, the water is used for basic hand washing and serves as part of the cooking process.

Other areas

Other areas

Hot water is not only used in bathrooms and restaurants throughout the mall, but also in the mall hair salon. Salons need a good source of hot water for providing basic hair and nail services. For example, hot water is used in conjunction with shampoo to remove dirt and grime from the scalp and hair. Malls have many other areas that require hot water including the administrative offices and the mall’s movie theater. Where else have you used hot water in a mall?

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