Commercial boilers only tend to get replaced when they break down, prompting an urgent purchase or replacement. For any commercial business, regardless of your industry, a reliable and functioning boiler is a must, especially if your employees and customers depend on hot water and central heating.
Boiler faults are usually caused when your boiler gets old, is unmaintained and becomes inefficient leading to increased energy use. That means the cost of using your boiler will increase over time until there is a point where it becomes economically unviable to operate.
Boiler replacement can save you money on your heating bills, but there are other important benefits too, take for example improved comfort in your workplace. Many older boilers struggle to meet the demands of modern workplace. This is especially true during the winter months when your boiler heating system is pushed to its limit.
Key Signs which Indicate A Commercial Boiler Replacement is required
There are no set rules when it comes to how often boilers need to be replaced. However, keep in mind that you have legal responsibilities to maintain your heating system, as well as moral obligations to keep your employees safe. Here are a few key indicators to look out for when deciding whether you need to buy a new commercial boiler replacement.
AGE: Boiler appliances should last for up to 15 years, or even longer if they are good quality and well maintained. Exactly how long yours lasts will depend on a range of factors, including the type of boiler you have and how regularly it has been serviced. Annual maintenance can extend the life of your boiler, however, its efficiency will still eventually drop.
ENERGY USAGE: If your monthly energy costs are increasing gradually, your commercial boiler may be in need of maintenance. However, if you are regularly paying to repair your boiler then it’s worth asking yourself if the cost of call-outs and repairs is making your boiler uneconomical to run. If so, then the most likely conclusion is that you need to replace it with a more durable and efficient unit. In most cases, the money saved from the increased energy efficiency of a new boiler will pay for the price of replacement in about a year or two.
LEAKS / ERRORS: A leaking boiler is quite a serious problem, and could be a sign that it is already towards the end of its lifecycle. Boiler leaks usually indicate that an internal component such as a seal or valve is broken. The leak can lead to corrosion and rust, or can cause electric components within the boiler to short circuit. It could even cause potential disasters like floods and property structural damage.
In any of the situations above, it is best if you hire professional Gas Boiler experts for your repairs or replacements. ADK.co.uk is a London-based firm, serving both domestic and commercial Gas Boiler installation and repairs in and around London. Our Gas Safe certified engineers have lots of experience and are fully qualified to deal with commercial Gas Boiler repairs and installations.