It’s time for many businesses to start thinking about their heating needs for the upcoming colder months. Whether you’re a contractor or a facilities manager, you likely have weighed the pros and cons of buying versus renting your standby heating equipment.
But what’s the right answer? It depends!
Why Rent a Temporary Heater?
If you don’t think you’ll need to frequently use your standby heaters then it’s likely not worth purchasing a bunch of new units.
Benefits of Renting a Temporary Heater
- Lower Upfront Costs: Purchasing new equipment could leave you with a pretty big bill. When you rent, you can save yourself some budget to only get what you need when you need it.
- Quick Turnaround: With a rental contract you’ll be able to get the heaters delivered quickly to wherever you need them. Plus, you can plan ahead to ensure you get exactly what you’ll need.
- Easy Installation: When you work with a company like Priority Rental, you’ll have an experienced tech deliver your units. The tech can help get units installed or walk you through the process of how to use the units and properly manage temperatures.
- No Maintenance: Leave the headaches to us! When you buy your units, you’re responsible for maintaining them. But when you rent through Priority Rental, you don’t need to worry about maintaining them year after year. Plus, you’ll never have to hire a technician to repair a heater when you don’t own it. If you ever do run into issues with your units, we have troubleshooting videos and a customer service team ready to help you.
- No Storage Needed: Storing heating equipment in the summer months can be a hassle if you have limited space. When you rent, you can save space and get rid of the equipment in those hotter months when you won’t need to access it.
Cons of Renting a Temporary Heater
- Not On-Demand: If you aren’t prepared before cold weather hits, then it may be beneficial to have a unit you own available. Companies like Priority Rental do offer emergency delivery services, but sometimes it’s easier to have a unit ready at all times.
- You Don’t Own It: An obvious con, but when you rent you do miss out on the convenience and reliability of owning.
Why Buy a Temporary Heater?
If you are in a space that frequently and consistently needs a temporary heating solution, then buying the equipment may be a better option.
Benefits of Buying a Temporary Heater
- On-Demand Heating: If you always have the equipment you need on hand, you’ll be prepared as soon as temperatures start to drop.
- Reliable: If you take good care of your units, they can last many winters.
Cons of Buying a Temporary Heater
- Limited Availability/Slow Turnaround: Depending on the unit you want to buy, you may have a hard time getting it delivered quickly. Shipping delays could keep you from getting what you want when you need it most.
- Higher Cost: Buying multiple heaters can be a pretty big upfront cost.
- Maintenance: When you own the equipment, you’re responsible for keeping it running optimally. If you end up with faulty equipment, you’ll have to go through the manufacturer to get your issues resolved. When something breaks, you’ll have to hire a technician for repair.
- Storage: Depending on your facility you may find that storing equipment for the months you don’t need it can be difficult.
- Limited Warranty: Only some manufacturers offer warranties and even the ones that do typically only offer a one-year warranty.
Secure Your Heating Solutions!
Ultimately renting versus buying depends on your unique situation. If you do think rental is the best option for you, Priority Rental can help.
We carry direct fired, indirect fired and electric heater rentals. We’ll help you identify the right commercial heaters for your space and make sure your order is ready when you need it. Our techs can deliver and install the units, and you can keep them for as little (or as long) as you need them. Contact us to get started!
At Priority Rental, we service much of PA, NJ, DE, NYC, MD, and parts of VA.