Purchasing a new industrial boiler is a big investment, but in some situations, your company may truly need a larger boiler or an additional boiler for backup use. But temporary boiler rentals are affordable and much faster to acquire than a whole new boiler, so how can you tell which is best? Use these three questions to decide if your situation best warrants a temporary boiler rental or a long-term investment.

1. Is it an emergency situation?

Rapid rental boiler delivery is specially tailored to serve your company in an emergency, whereas a permanent boiler addition can take much longer to ship and install. In the wake of a natural disaster that severely damages your equipment, you shouldn't have to place an order and then wait 20-40 weeks before starting up production again. It's much more cost-effective to take advantage of the respite provided by emergency mobile boiler rentals. This allows you to take as long as necessary to repair storm damage and file insurance claims while still starting up production again as quickly as possible. Quickly resuming operations is especially important if you don't have business interruption insurance. Without business interruption insurance, any losses incurred by your nonfunctional systems will come straight out of your company's profits.

2. Is it temporary or permanent?

If an increase in your factory's workload is the reason you need more boiler power, consider the long-term potential of the increase. Do statistics and sales trends show that the demand will likely die back again within a few days and not recur in the foreseeable future? In this case, the extra work isn't worth the considerable outlay of installing a new boiler when a mobile boiler room can fill the need much more cost-effectively. If, on the other hand, your company is steadily growing beyond its resources, you'll need the use of additional boilers for years to come. This is a situation in which you should order new boilers as soon as is convenient.

3. Is it predictable?

If you know exactly when your factory is going to have more work than it can handle, you can arrange to have mobile boiler rooms arrive in time to meet the need and thus avoid an emergency situation. One example of this case would be seasonal work that only occurs one particular month in each year. However, if you know these exigencies will occur frequently, but you don't know when to expect them, it may be that your company has outgrown its working capacity. In this case, you'll need to have an extra boiler handy at all times to prevent any hitches in production speed.

In summary, your company may truly need a new boiler if sustained, long-term demands (or intermittent but frequent spikes in workload) are greater than the capacity of current boiler systems. On the other hand, if your excess workload is seasonal, a one-time temporary situation, or due to a natural disaster or other emergency, temporary boiler rental services are right for you. Weigh these options against your company's data to decide which situation applies to you.