If you live in a four-season country at some point in time, you’ll likely need a reliable heating system. People who live through all four seasons rely on a centralised heating system, electric heater, or a steam boiler for heat during the cold.
All heating systems are reliable in their way. Most of them can last for a long time as long as you use them accordingly. But, even though you have the most expensive and most efficient boiler in the world, there could be a time when you’ll need to buy another one.
Steam boilers are not only meant for home use. They’re also utilised for industrial and business purposes as well. If your boiler suddenly breaks down, a business’s operation can be affected. As a result, owners tend to purchase any available steam boiler without understanding its specifications.
Boiler experts suggest not to rush when looking for a steam boiler. Even businesses that use steam boilers in their work operation take their time in buying a new boiler. Since they’re expensive, it would be such a waste to allot so much of your money to a boiler that can’t last for a decade.
In this article, let’s discuss four reasons why you should take your time buying a steam boiler.
1. To assess the boiler type that would benefit you.
First, you need to have enough time to assess which boiler type would benefit you the most. Among all the boiler types that are available in the market, two boiler types stand out. The fire tube boiler and water tube boiler are two of the most preferred boiler types in the market.
Even though boilers all seem the same, each type is designed for a certain work demand. The water tube boiler is capable of producing higher temperatures and pressures than the fire tube boiler. This characteristic makes them perfect for chemical processes and more.
Despite having that feature, fire tube boilers are efficient on their own. Even though fire tube boilers cannot produce the temperatures and pressure that water-tube boilers can, they’re utilised in many businesses and homes. A lot of hotels and resorts utilise fire tube boilers for disinfection, laundry, and temperature needs.
If you don’t take the time to assess and understand which type of boiler your business or home needs, there’s a possibility that you won’t be able to maximise your purchase well. So, before you purchase a steam boiler, make sure that you’re buying the right type that could meet your needs.
2. So you get to scout different manufacturers and brands that offer the best deal.
When buying something expensive, scouting is necessary. Have you noticed how people who plan to buy cars come back and forth to different brands? The same goes for people who are looking to buy a new home. Even though the two houses look identical, they’re still undecided about which of the two to go for.
And, that’s okay. Being unsure when making a big purchase is a part of the buying process. After all, you’re about to spend thousands of your money on it. Now, the same goes when you are looking for a steam boiler. It may be true that there are manufacturers that sell the same boilers. Sometimes, their only difference is the brand.
When you encounter that, I suggest assessing which of the two offers the best deal. If you notice that the quality, features, and parts of their boilers are almost the same, the product inclusions will then be your deal-breaker. Assess which of the two offers better maintenance services. Maybe the other brand offers lifetime servicing. Or maybe, the other provides discounts for parts repairs.
Scout as much as you can. Compare the prices, the features, and the inclusions. From there, assess which brand offers the best deal that would meet your needs.
3. So you can design the layout where the boiler will be installed on your property.
If you are planning to get a fire tube boiler, you’ll need to think about where to put it. Compared to water tube boilers, fire tubes are bigger. Hence, they take up a lot of floor area. Aside from that, it’s precautionary to seclude the boiler from inflammable materials for your safety.
It’s important to take your time when thinking of where to install the boiler. If you can, it’s best to have a separate room for the boiler instead of installing it in a shared space. Boiler professionals suggest having a boiler room where all precautionary measures should be followed.
Moreover, it is your safety that is at risk here. That’s why you shouldn’t just rush in and install the boiler anywhere you want to.
4. So you get to check the condition of your pipes and have them repaired if needed.
If you’re getting a steam boiler installed for a residential building, the building’s pipeline must be in good condition. Why? Because that’s where the steam will pass through to get to each unit in the building.
On top of that, you’ll also be getting a brand new boiler. If your pipeline is old and needs some repair, your boiler’s performance will be affected. You can’t expect your boiler to produce the work that you need it to when your pipeline is in bad condition.
The same goes if you’ll be using your boiler for your business. If your pipeline is in bad condition, your work operation will be affected. You’ll likely have delays, unnecessary expenses, and overtime when your boiler can’t work properly because of the pipes.
All in all, taking your time lets you decide clearly and smartly.
These four reasons are just some of the many why you should take your time when buying a steam boiler. If you’re about to spend an enormous amount on something that you’ll utilise daily, it’s best to take your time.
This is even more critical if it is for your business. You have to think clearly and smartly — especially if you’re purchasing a piece of machinery. Don’t just rely on the suggestions of salespeople. It’s best to do your research and learn about it.
That way, you get to assess how each specification and feature would benefit you. In short, take the time in choosing a steam boiler so it won’t be something that you regret purchasing for you and your business.
About the author:
Bianca Banda is a writer for Trilogy Boilers Australia, a veteran in specialized boiler and burner installations, servicing, engineering, industrial gas plumbing, and more.