Heating oil prices are on the rise, and many facilities are starting to recognize the advantages of oil to gas conversion for their boilers. A combined heat and power system can also save your building a lot of money. Here we look at how you can see significant savings with both oil to gas conversions and combined heat and power systems.
By Gary Frank,’American Boiler Company
There are substantial benefits to implementing a routine maintenance schedule for your boiler plant and related systems. These benefits include improved operating efficiency, reduced downtime, longer life for the equipment, and the increased likelihood that a small mechanical problem is detected before serious damage is done to the heating plant. As all building owners know, commercial boilers and related boiler control systems are a major infrastructure investment that consumes costly energy resources throughout the year. Their proper maintenance is critical not only to the safety of tenants and maintenance personnel, but also key to managing costs and the bottom line. The boiler room is not the place to cut corners.
By Gary Frank, American Boiler Company
Building owners with oil heat must be feeling pretty lucky. The historically warm winter spared them from the full financial impact of surging heating oil prices. Now that the heating season is nearly over, many property managers and building owners are looking for ways to cut heating costs before next winter arrives. One solution that is surprisingly affordable is converting from oil to natural gas.
Choosing the best quality industrial boiler is essential for large businesses. However, there are a lot of things that owners should consider in order to meet building boiler requirements. They should also think about their resources and budget, and understand that not all expensive and advanced boiler models are best for all buildings.
Facilities managers and building owners are responsible for keeping their boilers running efficiently at all times. In reality, however, this can only be achieved if the responsible party hires a professional boiler service and repair company to address boiler issues. ‘Choosing the best possible service provider can help ensure the efficiency and longevity of your boiler for years to come.
Given the wide range of high efficiency boiler models available from different manufacturers, commercial building owners and facilities managers need to be as informed as possible to ensure that they are getting the most efficient new or replacement units. Although high efficiency boilers are typically more expensive than other boiler types, they can provide myriad benefits and are usually worth the investment.
Regular, professional boiler maintenance is crucial to prolonging the life of your equipment and ensuring its efficiency. Consistent maintenance saves building owners from frequent and costly repair charges and can help sustain a boiler’s longevity. As whole, boiler usage accounts for almost half of all commercial and industrial energy bills. Accordingly, a defective boiler should never be ignored as it can make bills soar even higher.
“Following these simple preventative measures can ensure a building’s safety, as well as cut down significantly on energy costs.”
“As we move into the start of the warm weather season, now is a great time to take a fresh look at ways to save money on heating and electricity.”
“Daily boiler maintenance is fairly standard for most boilers, but each has its own specific needs and procedures.”