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Commercial Boiler Maintenance

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commercial-boilerThe life of commercial boilers, and residential boilers, is the maintenance you provide for the equipment. If you provide regularly scheduled maintenance to these devices they will last many years. Most of the units will run for ten or more years without ever needing any repairs. After they are ten years old they sometimes need minor repairs from time to time. The trick is maintaining them well so that minor repairs do not escalate into major repairs.

Commercial boilers need to be housed in an area that is keep relatively clean. The room they are in does not have to be spotlessly clean, but keeping some of the dust, and debris, that can accumulate cleared out will help the unit to last much longer.

These boilers will have pressure gauges telling you what the pressure is in different parts of the equipment. It is important that companies that have commercial boilers in place have an employee that is trained to read the gauges on a regular basis and record the readings. When they notice that one of the gauges is reading a higher pressure amount than normal they need to report this situation so that the service repair technician can be called for a maintenance check of the system. Just because the gauge is reading higher, or lower, than normal does not mean that the system will need costly repairs. What it means is that the system needs to be looked at to ascertain why the readings on the gauges have changed.

Commercial boilers will also have gauges that alert you to the temperature of the water in them. You need to have an employee that watches these gauges and records their readings on a regularly scheduled basis.

There should always be fire extinguishers kept in the room that houses commercial boilers. These fire extinguishers are just a precautionary measure, but they should be located within a few feet of the unit. You should also have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in the room. These items are purely precautionary, but their presence may lower your insurance cost for your fire insurance.

Having an employee that is trained to read the gauges on the commercial boilers at your factory is not the same as having a professional service technician check the system on a regular basis. You need to have both of these checks and balances in place in order for you to properly maintain these systems.

You need to have residential boilers, and heating devices, checked each year for problems within the system. The commercial boilers should be checked by a professional service technician every six months. These service check-ups should not be very expensive, but they are crucial in the life of the system. Professional technicians can check all of the different components of the system and tell you where potential complications are likely to occur. This can mean that you discover a problem before it becomes a major problem. This discovery will allow you to repair the device for less money.

When commercial boilers are installed they should always be installed by the professional service technicians. This may cost slightly more, but it will mean the warranty on the device will cover any problems that you experience during the time of warranty coverage.

Electric Boilers For Home & Business

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In recent years the rising cost of domestic power has tended to make residential electric boilers not as popular as other options such as those heated by gas. However, improvements in energy efficiency have led to a recent increase in the popularity of the electric boiler.

One advantage that electric boilers enjoy over the other alternatives is that their installation and maintenance costs tend to be less expensive. This is important to remember when you find that they are usually more expensive to buy than gas boilers. And for the more ecologically minded customers, the electric version will reduce their carbon footprint especially if they are signed up to a green electricity tariff.

Another advantage of electric boilers over other types of boiler is that they are compact, thereby saving on space. This has led to many building developers choosing to have them being installed in flats and apartments, but they are also very popular in rural areas where piped gas is not available.

As with every type of boiler the electric version needs to be regularly serviced and maintained for it to operate at its most optimum efficiency. It is essential that the unit is serviced once a year by a qualified technician and that any faulty parts or ones showing signs of wear are replaced immediately.

There are several types of electrical boiler available for consumers including the combination-boiler which produces hot water on demand. Of course the deciding factors on choosing th4e electric boiler for you will depend on the type of property you are living in, as well as cost and personal preference.

The Business of Boilers

The value of the innocuous boiler can often be overlooked in a business. When you’re running an office dedicated to marketing innovative new brands of toothpaste, a well running boiler can seem a little abstract, after the cost of paying all your workers all day long paying for heating bills and business electricity prices can be the last thing you want to think about.

But remember to bear in mind that humble little heater, it can benefit your business in ways hard to imagine.

The main function is overall staff morale, although a warm team will rarely furnish you with all that much thanks for the privilege of blasting central heating, a cold workforce won’t function. Being cold is not only uncomfortable but distracting too, a cold environment will seep a dreary atmosphere through an office.

Cold staff sitting in discomfort will become increasingly irritable and quicker to snap at each other making tiny disputes into full blown office wars, cold workers will be more distracted from their work as the effort of shivering and wrapping up in more layers takes up time and a cold workforce will be far less creative. Being cold, uncomfortable and annoyed will make workers care more about speedy resolution to tasks that relaxed workers who will be more inclined to take the time they need to sit in comfort and properly think about problems to create the most innovative solutions.

Clients and customers too like to see heated premises. When outsiders are deciding whether or not to do business with your company they are judging every aspect, and if you can’t even manage to heat your office properly, or if you have a grumbling ancient boiler threatening all manner of collapsing, it will cause a very bad impression.

Keeping a well maintained commercial boiler is also important to avoid disruption. Being without effective insurance will lead to all sorts of problems if the boiler breaks down. Whereas having comprehensive insurance eases the process of a broken down boiler to minimum hassle as they automatically send a mechanic around and will take care of any issues to do with repair or replacement, not having that help already there means needing to find it all yourself. Time spent struggling fixing a boiler means time spent not earning money and making the business a success.

So remember the value of your business’ boiler. It might not seem like much, but a well maintained and insured boiler goes a long way indeed towards making your workers happy, impressing clients and ensuring your business can be done with minimum distractions, leaving your workers free to do their jobs for you.