Sometimes you have to rent a boiler for your factory because the one you had been relying on suddenly malfunctioned. But that's not the only time you can rent a boiler. As with any piece of equipment, you could occasionally need a backup or you may want to try out a new model. Renting a boiler short-term can allow you to do much more than you may have realized.
Try Before You Buy
Maybe you know your current boiler will need to be replaced soon, but the model you've been using has been discontinued. Instead of taking a chance with a boiler that people say is good but with which you really have no experience, rent one for a while and see if that's the model you want to continue using. If it's not, you can have it removed and another model brought in. If it is, however, you might have to return the rental boiler first and then install one that you've bought; the rental company might also an option to buy what you've been renting.
Handle Short-Term Increases in Work Without Harming Your Budget
Need to increase output quickly for the next few weeks? Is that something that you know your current boiler won't handle well? Rent a boiler for that extra work, assuming you have the extra parts needed to hook it up to your water supply. Contracts for renting boilers don't have to be for very long, although given the work it can take to install one, you may still have to agree to rent it for weeks. But that's something you can discuss with rental companies. In the meantime, you'll be able to get the extra boiler you need without having to redirect a chunk of money in your budget to the equipment fund.
Become Versatile in the Face of Fuel Price Changes
Boilers tend to use either natural gas or certain types of oil. The prices of both fuels can fluctuate, and sometimes the fuel you're using becomes very expensive. You can try renting a boiler that uses the other fuel if you have delivery lines that the boiler can be hooked up to. And if you don't, you can try renting a newer boiler that is more fuel-efficient and then possibly buy it if you like it to keep getting those savings on your fuel bills.
You might want to start looking at boiler models now just to see what's out there. That way, if you suddenly need to rent or decide to rent for one of the previous reasons, you'll know what models would work best for you. Look for a company that provides rental boilers near you.