Commercial-grade boilers are a great way to heat your facility and potentially power certain equipment using reliable and time-tested technology. One of the most important parts of owning a boiler is properly maintaining it on an ongoing basis. Beyond simply extending the life of your boiler, good maintenance can help improve its combustion efficiency, which can have a positive effect on your business’s workflow.
For employees who work in your facility, comfort is an important part of their job. If they aren’t comfortable while they perform their work, then it will be hard to get them to stick around. If your boiler has high combustion efficiency, it will be able to keep the facility comfortable more effectively, meaning that your employees will be more likely to stick around. This will help improve the workflow because you won’t have to keep re-training individuals to do the same task.
Better Bottom Line
A boiler that has good combustion efficiency uses less gas to create the same amount of heat as a less-efficient boiler. This means that your utility costs will occupy a smaller percentage of your company’s budget. In addition, you’re likely to spend less money on burner service, leaving you with a well-optimized budget. An optimized budget allows you to optimize your workflow, as well, because you can invest in new equipment and more employees to help get the job done more quickly.
Reduces Sick Time
The last thing you want is for your facility to be too cold during the winter. If it is, it puts your employees at an increased risk of illness because the cold, dry air dries out their nasal passages, making it easier for germs to find their way inside your employees’ bodies. Therefore, if you have an inefficient burner, you could face increased sick time along with a host of other problems.
A boiler with good combustion efficiency tends to be well-maintained. A well-maintained boiler tends to break down less, which leads to less downtime in your facility. This is especially true if your facility’s boiler is located in an area that can only be accessed via employee walkways. Rather than risk a breakdown during a peak production time, it’s best to have periodic maintenance done during times when your facility is less busy.
Boilers are highly complex and potentially dangerous pieces of equipment. Therefore, it’s important to allow professionals to address any maintenance or repairs with your facility’s boilers, even if it means that you’ll experience a small delay. Trying to fix the boiler yourself, even if you have basic mechanical knowledge, could result in a catastrophic failure that could cause serious injuries or major property damage.
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