Business & Commercial Boiler

The Importance Of Commercial Boiler Maintenance

Having your boiler serviced on an annual basis is good practice, especially if you are running a business or professional enterprise. Having an efficient and reliable boiler is essential to creating a better environment, which is why it should be serviced and maintained regularly to keep it in a good working condition.

Therefore, to help you understand the importance of boiler maintenance, we have put together some of the main reasons why you should get your boiler serviced regularly. 

Improves efficiency

If your boiler is not operating at its maximum capacity, this could result in you paying over the odds. Therefore, by having your boiler maintained, this will ensure it is working efficiently. A boiler service can improve boiler efficiency by up to 15% which results in a greener property and reduced energy bills. If there is fuel wastage, this is just wasting your money and increasing your energy bills.

Spot potential issues and problems

By having a regular boiler servicing contract, this will help to detect any potential problems with your boiler. This results in a decreased chance of breakdown which leads to more convenient life for you, as well as preventing unwanted disturbances to your heating supply. 

Just by carrying out regular checks and maintenance, this could discover minor issues that, left unresolved, may cause more significant issues, increase future repair costs, or delay a potential, and expensive, necessity to replace your old boiler. When it comes to appliances for your business, your boiler is one of the more expensive ones to replace and can cause the most upset to everyday life – especially for your employees.

Ensures safety

If for any reason your commercial boiler becomes faulty, this could potentially produce a poisonous gas known as carbon monoxide. Especially when your heating system is within your business premises, this could cause detrimental damage which can potentially threaten the lives of those working for you. 

By working with a team of devoted commercial gas engineers, such as Murdock Heating, they can offer excellent servicing and repair contracts to help businesses of all sizes. A Gas Safe Registered engineer will be able to spot anything wrong with your appliance that could potentially cause a leak in the future, safely and efficiently. 

About Murdock Heating 

Situated in the heart of the UK, we are a committed business with 35 years of experience. Our team of experienced commercial gas engineers can carry out exceptional commercial boiler services, utilising up to date training and knowledge of the latest technology. We offer an efficient, professional, and reliable service and all work is of the highest standard – so you know we are the business you need to contact. 

If you would like any more information regarding our commercial gas boiler services, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team. Please feel free to give us a call on 01923 850609   or complete the enquiry form on our website. Include all your relevant information and someone will get back to you as soon as possible, to discuss how we can best meet your requirements. 

What Is The Most Sustainable And Efficient Type Of Boiler?

With energy prices constantly rising, many business owners are looking for the most efficient ways to heat their premises. There are several different central heating and hot water systems available, so it is important to establish exactly what type of system is going to be best for you and your employees. To help you decide what is the most sustainable and efficient type of heating for you, the team at Murdock Heating have put together this guide.

Why is it important to choose the right heating system? 

Every industrial facility is different, so it is very important to choose a system which is efficient and provides the best performance. Every different boiler is designed to provide effective heating and hot water for different properties depending on their demands. Essentially, the boiler is the heart of your heating system so it is important to choose the right fuel variant. 

Factors such as the size, type and brand of system you decide on can all have an impact on how much energy you use and how your property and hot water is heated. You will also want to consider other factors such as energy efficiency and options for renewable energy use.

Electric boiler

The amount of space you have available within your property will be one of the factors which affects the type of boiler you choose. Therefore, if you have a small office which has no access to gas or oil, electric boilers are often a very viable option. 

They are light, small, compact and often completely silent, mostly because they do not rely on elements inside the boiler moving to generate heat. The fact that they are very compact, means that they can be installed in tight spaces. They also don’t need to be installed on an outside wall as there is no gas pipe.

Natural gas boiler

Natural gas is known as one of the cheapest fuels available for heating. As well as being typically less expensive than other boiler variants, natural gas heating is also known as being very reliable. 

Its convenience is often very appealing to many business owners and commercial establishments because as long as you’re connected to a gas line, you can count on availability. When in use, natural gas is completely odourless and produces very few emissions, not only helping out the environment but also cutting down on cleaning time.

Oil boiler

If you are situated within a rural region, it can be more difficult obtaining access to a gas line – which is where heating oil becomes an option. Oil boilers are just as efficient as gas and in some cases even more so. They are very energy efficient and save a lot of fuel by heating up water only on demand – providing a good return on every unit of energy.

Oil heating systems can also be combined with other technologies such as solar thermal heating and solid fuel stoves to reduce heating bills.

About Murdock Heating 

As qualified, competent specialists in all aspects of commercial and industrial natural gas heating, we would be more than happy to offer our extensive knowledge and professionalism to new and existing clients. Our services are offered across London and the South East, including areas such as Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex and Surrey. 

We offer an efficient, professional, and reliable service and all works are of the highest standard – so you know we are the business you need to go to. If you would like to have a conversation with a member of our team, give us a call on 01923 850609  or complete the enquiry form on our website. Include all your relevant information and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Common Issues With Commercial Heating Systems

If you are working within a commercial facility, such as a hotel, retail outlet or care home, heating systems are essential. It is always important to ensure that your commercial boiler is functioning optimally and reliably, especially when you and your employees are working during the winter months. Whether it’s an office or a hotel, there’s no denying that commercial buildings can be tricky, and expensive, to heat. 

In order to help prevent costly repairs, it pays to know some common issues with your commercial heating system. Things can always go wrong and the team at Murdock Heating and have put together a list of some of the most common issues with commercial heating systems. 

Boiler Blockages

Hard water is one of the main reasons for pipe blockages, as this contains a high level of mineral content. The minerals in hard water will leave deposits in the pipe walls, and should these become thick enough, it can cause clogging to occur. 

Another common culprit for pipe clogs is rust, as this will start if too much oxygen gets mixed into the system. If this is the cause, repairs by a team of specialist commercial boiler engineers will be required to eliminate the clogs, but also to find out what has caused the rust to start.

Pressure drop

Every boiler needs to maintain pressure within a specified range in order to function correctly. One of the main causes of this drop in pressure is due to water leakage, which can be hard to identify due to the complex nature of modern plumbing. Corroded pipes and radiators can also be a good clue to where a leak may be located, as well as a damp floor, leaky pipes, or a small hole in a radiator somewhere. A damp floor, leaky pipes, or a small hole in a radiator somewhere. 

Boiler noise

A noisy boiler should never be ignored, but it is important to establish exactly where the noise is coming from. As these noises will normally not go away on their own, it is prudent to consult with an expert.

It could be a number of things, such as a noisy boiler, or a noisy radiator or central heating pipe, each of which can have different causes. For example, if the boiler is buzzing or whining, this could be a genuine cause for concern that is typically caused by worn pump bearings, a defective burner or vibrating fans. In this case, it would be best to speak to a qualified professional who would be able to fix the problem. 


The three issues we have mentioned are just a few of the common problems that businesses experience with their commercial heating systems. These can often be avoided by having regular boiler servicing, which will help keep it in good working condition. This will help to detect any potential problems with your boiler, preventing unwanted disturbances to your heating supply. 

Here at Murdock Heating, we also carry out commercial boiler repairs, helping to optimise our client’s heating methods – greatly reducing their running costs. To find out any information regarding the work we carry out, please feel free to visit our website. On the other hand, you can also telephone 01923 850609  or complete the contact form on our website.