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3 Common Misconceptions About Combi Boilers for Commercial Properties

In a commercial property, boilers are essential, even if these are just for the basic welfare provision of heating and hot water. In some industrial organisations, boilers may be needed to provide heat and hot water for critical processes too. As a result of their importance, and the fact that significant investment is likely whichever system you choose, boilers provoke many different views and are the subject of much conjecture, and hence many common myths.

These myths relate mostly to combi boilers and age-old misconceptions about their functionality and practicality. It is very easy for such myths to gain weight and become accepted wisdom in areas where contracts and procurement aren’t always undertaken and secured by experts in the field, so let Robinsons Facilities Services cut through some of these myths and tell it like it is, ensuring that you are properly informed when looking to invest in a commercial boiler.

  1. Combi boilers are not ideal for large commercial properties

Modern boilers can supply multiple areas of a commercial building because they are far more powerful than they were a decade ago. A bigger storage capacity also means you can store and heat water separately, and hence always have a readily-available hot water source to hand.

  1. Hot water takes longer to appear with a combi boiler in large premises

Again, this is a myth based on old appliances and outdated technology that has been superseded since. Modern boilers have a pre-heating functionality, which means you don’t have to run hot water for a few seconds before it comes through, it will be delivered immediately. You also have the option of turning this functionality off.

  1. Failure of a combi boiler leaves you high and dry

This is true in a functional sense, but not practicality, because you now have a few options to mitigate and manage the disruption caused. Firstly, most modern boilers come with an excellent warranty agreement, usually for between eight to ten years. Secondly, you can agree a planned preventive maintenance plan with Robinsons Facilities Services, which gives you rapid 24/7 access to repairs and maintenance from industry experts and routine servicing to safeguard against unplanned breakdowns.

The best way to ensure peak performance and efficiency from a modern boiler is to have a system designed to suit your commercial premises and operations, and to have the system regularly serviced.

Contact Robinsons Facilities Services today and we can advise on both of these factors, whilst also helping to debunk any other myths you might have with regards to heating your commercial property.

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