When Should You Replace Your Industrial Heaters?

March 25 2021

James Patten


Industrial heaters are designed to last for a very long time, but they won’t last forever. There will come a time when your industrial system is ready to be repaired or replaced, so it’s important you recognise the signs so that you can purchase a new unit before your old one fails.

As industrial heating suppliers, we want to help you understand when it’s justified to get a new system, so that you make the best decision for your business, whether it’s a factory or an office. So, in this article, we include some tell-tale signs that your heating system is ready to be replaced.

Age of Your Heating System

If your commercial or industrial heater is very old, you may want to think about replacing it with a more modern unit.

No matter how well you took care of it, machinery like this can start to develop small issues that will build up over time and which can impact the performance of the heater – in turn, this can have a negative impact on your business, from not heating the workplace properly to causing a spike in your electric bills.

If you believe it’s become more expensive to maintain your current unit than it would be to buy a new one, then you may want to consider replacing it.

Poor Energy Efficiency

Another obvious sign that the heater is not performing as it should. If your energy bills are through the roof but you’re not using the system more than usual, your heater may be losing efficiency. This means you may have to leave it on for longer than usual or have to hike up the temperature – this will increase your electric bill, so it may not be worth continuing to use it, as it will prove costly in the long run.

In addition, new heaters are eco-friendlier, as they’re designed with energy efficiency in mind, so you can do your part for the planet while keeping your bills low.

We also offer electric heaters with different outputs, so you can choose what best works for you. For example, our industrial gas heaters include models that range from 12kW to 144kW.

Odd Noises

Your industrial or commercial heater shouldn’t make strange noise, be it rattling or creaking. If it does, it’s a sign there’s something wrong with the unit. Maybe a part is broken or, perhaps, the engine is no longer working as it should.

Strange sounds can mean something serious, so always have them checked out. You can get the system repaired if it’s a simple issue. At Heritage Heating, our maintenance engineers will keep your heater in top condition, so let us know if the machine needs preventative maintenance or if it’s developed any problems. You’ll want to nip any issues in the bud before they become worse.

However, repairs are not always possible so, if the unit is beyond a fix, the only thing you can do is to replace it with something better. We offer a wide range of industrial and commercial heaters at Heritage Heating – such as warm air heating and warehouse heating – so why not browse our site to them for yourself?

Part or Component Failure

If your heater is malfunctioning due to a faulty part, the issue may be solved with a repair. But, if it’s a fatal issue or a costly repair, your business will benefit more from a new unit instead.

But if your heater is constantly being repaired because it breaks down every few months, you may want to reconsider keeping the unit. Replacing a part at a time will cost you more than replacing the whole once it gets to this point.

Difficulty Heating Space

Certain workplaces require a constant temperature, so it’s important that your heater is up to scratch. If it stops heating up the space, be it a factory floor or an office, for example, you must look into what’s causing the problem. As mentioned above, you may be able to repair the unit if it’s something simple – however, if it’s a serious issue, replacing it is the better option.

That way, your business won’t have to go without heating, or you won’t have to crank up the temperature (which will save you money on bills).

Accidents and Damages

Another thing to keep in mind is whether the heating unit has been damaged for some reason. While accidents happen, damages can cause problems to the system without you even realising it, so it’s crucial to get it checked out to make sure everything is working as it should.

Your heater may malfunction if it developed a problem that was not addressed once the unit was damaged, for instance. Whether something knocks into the heater or something spills on it, ensure the machine is still performing before you continue to use it – and, if it isn’t, consider replacing it.

We have many units available, including destratification fans or the Powrmatic NVx Suspended Gas Unit Heater range.

If your heater is giving off these signs or has been damaged, it may be time to move on. Contact us for more information on our industrial and commercial heating systems or enquire about any of our services – we’re happy to help!

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