Every business needs a high functioning boiler. Where there are employees, there must also be access to hot water and, ideally, central heating. There are a vast variety of commercial boilers on the market and with so many things to consider, it can be difficult to choose between them. We have put together a list of all of the things you should consider when choosing which boiler to invest in for your business.
Guarantee and warranty
You can get a pretty good indication of how reliable a boiler is from the length of the warranty you are given upon purchase and installation. Nothing shows the confidence of a manufacturer in their products more than an extended warranty. On average, commercial boilers last between ten and fifteen years, however, longer warranties are not unheard of, especially when the boiler is incredibly high quality.
As well as providing you with an indication of reliability, a lengthy warranty also gives peace of mind. Always remember to read the small print on the warranties, this will inform you of the terms and conditions enabling you to understand how hard it is to keep your warranty.
Unfortunately, a certain amount of maintenance work on a boiler is unavoidable. For this reason, it is always a good idea to enquire about replacement parts before you purchase the boiler. You want to ensure that not only are the parts easy to get hold of but that they aren’t extortionate. The last thing you want to do is purchase an expensive boiler and not be able to fix it when necessary.
Boilers come in all shapes and sizes. But, size isn’t just about making sure that it fits in the designated spot. It is just as important to pick out the right size boiler to ensure it can easily complete the work required, however, at the same time, that you aren’t wasting energy each month. If this is something that you need guidance with, any reliable commercial heating company will gladly offer you their professional opinion.
The amount of work involved with installing commercial boilers can also vary, so it is definitely an area worth looking into when selecting your boiler. Depending on where the boiler is being installed it may be disruptive to work so the quicker the installation, the better for your company. Fortunately, commercial boilers are now designed to fit a range of spaces. So, you don’t necessarily have to hang them on the wall, they can now also be a floor-standing system. This made aid installation time.
Depending on the size of your business property this factor can be very important. For example, if your property doesn’t need to be heated in all spaces, all of the time, then you can save yourself some money by having different temperatures in different spaces. Some newer commercial boiler services also come fitted with weather-compensation controls, which allow your boiler to regulate its output in line with the temperature outside.
Taking into account all of the above will definitely help you narrow down the best boilers for your business property. However, if you are still unsure as to which boiler to choose then seek assistance from a reliable gas safe registered engineer, like our team at Murdock Heating. Whether you are interested in a commercial gas boiler or a commercial oil boiler we can provide you with a range of commercial boiler services to assist you further.