If your commercial boiler has gone on the fritz, don't bust your budget on a new one, rent an industrial boiler instead. There are a lot of benefits to renting an industrial boiler, including the fact that you won't have to worry about paying for repairs. You also won't need to worry about the big out-of-pocket expense of purchasing a new boiler, which can be cost-prohibitive when you're working on a tight operating budget. Once you decide to rent a boiler, here are four steps that will help make the process easier.
Know the Type of Boiler You Need
When it comes renting a boiler, the most important thing you need to know is the type of boiler you'll need. It's not enough to simply rent a boiler. It's crucial that you know what type your facility will need. Some of the information you'll need to know when renting a boiler will include the following:
Steam or water
Gas, propane or oil
Identify the Permits You'll Need
You might not realize this, but you're going to need some permits before you can have your rental boiler installed on the premises. In fact, you'll need to have the permits before the boiler can be delivered and set up. If you're not sure what type of permits you'll need, you can contact the building department of your local government. However, in most cases, you'll need the following permits. First, you'll need an installation permit for the type of boiler you'll be having installed, either electric or gas. Next, you'll need an emissions permit through your local clean air management agency. Finally, you'll need the operating permits, which will give you the authorization you'll need to operate your commercial boiler.
Prep the Area for Installation
Before your boiler can be delivered, you'll also need to prep the area for installation. A lot of work goes into installing a new boiler, whether you're renting it or not. Depending on whether your unit will be steam or hot water, you'll either need to have the steam tie-ins, or the hot water pipes installed. You'll also need to have either the gas lines or the electrical lines installed, depending on whether you've rented a gas or electric boiler. Your rental company will let you know about any other prep work that will need to be done prior to installation.
Schedule the Inspections
Once your rental boiler has been delivered and set-up, it will need to be inspected. You won't be legally allowed to use your new boiler until you've had the system installed. To make sure you don't have to wait too long, be sure to schedule the inspections as soon as you have an installation date. That will ensure that the inspections occur shortly after your boiler is installed.
Contact a company that has rental boilers for more information and assistance.