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Deciding Whether To Rent Or Buy A Boiler For Your Business

Summary

Boilers.

Purchasing a boiler for your company requires a lot of capital. The boiler that you choose can impact everything from the amount of fuel you require to the safety of your workplace and the productivity of your workers. When choosing a boiler, you need to figure out whether steam or hot water is a better choice.

Additionally, you need to decide if you want to go with an eco-friendly model or a traditional boiler. One other factor that you should definitely consider is whether it makes more financial sense to rent a boiler or to buy one outright.

Renting a boiler raises a number of important questions including the following:

* Who is in charge of maintaining the rented boiler?

* How do the models that are available for rent compared to the ones that are available to purchase outright?

* What information do you require before deciding whether or not to invest money in a brand-new boiler?

We are glad to have the opportunity to help you find answers to these questions as well as any others that may come up when deciding whether renting or buying is the right choice for your business.

Typically, the final decision depends mostly on what your business needs rather than on the specific type of boiler that you are interested in. Our skilled and knowledgeable team can put their expertise to work for you to help you make the right choice for your company. Our technicians, who have plenty of experience working on boilers, can answer your questions and provide you with details on how the process of renting a boiler works.

An Introduction To Boiler Rental

Many companies that service industrial boilers have rental models available. Typically, the process of renting a boiler is handled through a long-term lease. Delivery and installation are usually taken care of by the rental company. In most cases, both steam boilers and hot water boilers are available, making it easy to choose the model that is best suited to the needs of your business.

If your company experiences an unexpected shutdown or if your current boiler breaks down and needs to be repaired, renting a boiler is a viable option for keeping your business up and running. Rental boilers also can help you keep up if you experience a sudden spike in demand. If you suspect that you are going to require more combustion capacity in the near future, a rental boiler may be a good choice for your business so that you can keep up with the work that is coming in.

Rental boilers come in a wide range of sizes. For instance, we have models as small as 20 hp and as large as 400 hp.

The 20 hp model is the smallest model that we have available. When deciding on a size for your boiler, you should think about the needs of your business. If you choose a model that is undersized, it won't be capable of maintaining the necessary heat levels. If you choose a model that is oversized, on the other hand, you may wind up paying more than necessary to run it. One of the benefits of renting a boiler is that you usually have a wide range of choices available. That means that you shouldn't have trouble finding a model that will work well for the needs of your business.

You may be able to save a lot of money by renting a boiler rather than buying one. This is especially true if you are waiting for your current boiler to be repaired and just require a temporary boiler that you can use in the meantime. Another benefit of renting is that it gives you a chance to experiment with different brands and models. When the time finally does arrive when you need to replace your boiler, you will have a much better idea of exactly what your business needs. It also gives you a chance to make sure that a particular type of boiler will work well with your equipment before buying one of your own.

Care And Maintenance Of Rented Boilers

One way that renting a boiler differs from buying one is that it provides you with access to a group of knowledgeable experts who can answer any questions that you may have. Once the rental boiler is installed, our team will train you and your staff on how to properly use it. You can reach out to us at any time to get help with your equipment. We also handle tasks like making repairs and inspecting the boiler for problems. Being able to get help at any time of the day or night is important when dealing with such an important piece of equipment.

Regardless of whether you lease or purchase a boiler, you may want to consider having access to a portable boiler. We have rental options available for portable models, helping to ensure that you always have the equipment that you need. Portable boilers are simple to connect, making the installation process a breeze. Having one of these boilers on hand can help you avoid downtime if your boiler breaks down or if you experience a sudden spike in demand.

If your current boiler is old and outdated or breaks down regularly, it may need to be replaced. Prior to going through with a purchase, make sure to obtain multiple quotes for the cost of replacing your boiler. Familiarize yourself with all of the models that are available, taking time to really understand the design of each model. Take into account factors like the overall capacity of the boiler and the level of emissions that it gives off. Carefully check its specifications to make sure it is a good fit for your business. Talk to the company that is selling it to learn more about how much it costs to operate and about what steps are involved in maintaining it.

When you purchase a new boiler, the company that you buy it from will usually handle the installation and delivery. If you purchase your equipment from us, we will not only take care of these details for you but we will also train you on how to use it in a way that is safe and efficient.

Buying a boiler opens up a lot of opportunities in terms of the type of equipment you can purchase. For instance, if you are looking for a way to make your company more eco-friendly, you can look for a green boiler that gives off minimal emissions. This is especially important in locations where government regulations are limiting acceptable emissions levels for businesses such as in the state of California.

Compact boilers are a good space-saving option. As an added bonus, they also can help reduce the environmental impact of your company. Most companies that provide rental boilers have a nice selection to choose from. If you are looking for something extremely specific, however, you may need to purchase one outright.

Renting a boiler is often more affordable than buying one. When you take a long-term view of your finances, however, you may be better off purchasing one instead. Even though you have to lay out a larger amount of capital up front, you could wind up saving money over time by eliminating ongoing lease payments.

Today's boilers often have features and controls available that are lacking on rental boilers. While nearly every boiler has hot water shut-offs, today's advanced models may provide additional controls. Although older equipment may be able to be upgraded to include these extra features, you may want to think about buying a new model that already has what you need instead.

In terms of safety and performance, it is absolutely essential to properly maintain your boiler. Set a daily maintenance schedule that includes all of the most important tasks to keep your boiler in great shape. Set up a log where employees can track the overall performance of your boiler. In this log, you should track key details such as the level of the water, the pressure of the gas, the temperature, the amount of fuel consumed, the temperature of the flue gas, and any notes on the overall operation of the boiler.

Tracking these details closely will help you identify problems early on, allowing you to make quick repairs. It will also help you spot any performance issues that may need to be addressed.

Along with your daily maintenance tasks, you should also have the boiler professionally inspected on an annual basis. This annual performance test is important for maintaining a safe work environment. When servicing your unit, the technician will inspect a variety of different components and will run a number of tests to make sure everything is operating within acceptable limits. They will also check for problems with the emission levels and will closely inspect the unit for any signs of damage or wear.