One of the most difficult parts of owning a business is the amount of time you need to keep all of the systems in your building running properly. If your company is large enough to have its own maintenance department, then the amount of time you spend doing this is greatly reduced. However, most small business owners do not have such a department and the responsibility is placed on the business owner to keep things running right. If you have a heating system installed, it will need to be serviced regularly and you are most likely better off having a good plumbing and heating company that you can work with. They will schedule all of the required maintenance on your system and keep it in good order.
When To Have Your System Serviced
It is a good idea to schedule regular system checks on your heating at least two times per year. It should be before the start of the cold weather and then again after the cold has passed. Any contractor you hire for this will let you know the best times to do it. If your contractor suggests that you have a new system installed, there are many options available for you. One of the best systems that is available is a hot water steam system. These work on the principal of water running through a boiler and heating it up to produce steam heat. It is perhaps one of the lowest cost operating systems that are on the market. The initial cost of installing it is perhaps higher than most other systems, but, your savings in the long run can be substantial. Talk to your service contractor to find out if this type of system is best for your building.
When The System Is Installed
A fire tube steam boiler should be installed during the warmer months of the year in order to reduce the amount of time you may lose in the winter. The system has to be installed using plumbing and you may need to run new lines for this. The water will flow through the system and there are special ports where fire is always on. The fire heats up the water in the holding tank and the steam that is produced by this is then extracted through vents located throughout your building. It is one of the cleanest types of heating systems that is available. The size of the boiler you will need should be determined by the contractor you hire to install it. There are many manufacturers of them and you should check the internet in order to get the best price on one.
New heating systems will last for many years and with regular maintenance you can go well beyond the warranty period with it. Some of the older models have been in service for well over thirty years. If you follow all of the manufacturer recommendations as far as maintenance, the new heating system should have no problems. Your contractor should be able to install this within a very short period of time.