Boilers. They’re something a lot of us take for granted, whether we’re at home, at work, or in a public building. When they’re working, we don’t even give them a second thought. But when they stop working, suddenly they are the most talked about thing in the building. Today we want to ask you, what happens then? It’s easy to say ‘just replace it’, but with commercial boilers that’s a lot easier said than done!
When Your Boiler Breaks Down
If you’re at work and your boiler breaks down, this could first impact your business productivity. Or, if your processes rely on hot water, they will stop, and you’ll lose huge amounts of revenue. And if it’s winter, then your staff are now cold as well as unmotivated. They can’t even wash their hands with warm water, so they start to get irritated pretty quickly. And it’s no surprise – they shouldn’t have to work in an uncomfortable environment.
Which they won’t. Employee productivity has been shown to drop in cold environments, and if the temperatures drop too low, they may even go home. If your processes rely on hot water, then they may not be able to do any work at all, which only means more lost time and money for our business. With no one to carry out vital tasks in your business and no way to generate income, you need to do something about it, quick!
The Price You Pay
So the boiler is broken, and you have no heat or hot water on the property. What do you do? You call a heating engineer and ask them to get there ASAP – it’s an emergency after all. Depending on the level of cover you have you could be waiting anything from half an hour to 3 or 4 hours. All of that time money is draining away from your business as you have to turn people away because you can’t provide the accommodation or services they need. When the engineer does show up, you have to pay a hefty emergency callout bill, which can be around £135, or more if it’s a weekend.
When the engineer takes a look around, they tell you the boiler is beyond repair, and you need to replace it. At this stage, you’re now paying for a new boiler and the labour to install it, whenever that is able to happen. That in itself could cost £2,000 and up depending on your commercial needs and the installation costs. And you’re still losing money every minute you don’t have a working boiler in the building. That’s thousands of pounds and a lot of lost customers, all due to a broken down boiler.
Servicing Makes All The Difference
So what’s the alternative? Regular servicing and maintenance! Commercial boilers might be powerful and robust, but they are also delicate, and things can get damaged and turn into big problems before you know it. And while the minimum servicing requirement for commercial boilers is once per year (or twice for older boilers), that doesn’t mean you should ignore them in between. Regular maintenance checks can catch small issues while they are still small, make routine repairs and ensure your system is working exactly as it should.
The best part is, you can be protected against the cost of emergency callouts and boiler services with affordable service cover. You don’t have to worry about one small problem costing you thousands. Who knew there was such a simple solution to such a major problem for UK businesses?
At Bonus Eventus Maintenance we are specialists in the maintenance and repair of HVAC systems for commercial properties. Including the emergency repair of many a boiler in our day! Our maintenance services are designed to provide the routine care your boiler needs to stay operating at maximum efficiency and prevent any unexpected breakdowns. If you’d like to know more about how we can help you, just get in touch with the team today.