Finding an industrial heating system that works for your facility can be a challenge – and finding one that is in your organization’s price range can feel nearly impossible. When you’re shopping out your options, it can be tempting to purchase individual industrial heating system elements from different manufacturers, selecting the lowest price for each piece of equipment.
But while this is tempting, it may not be your best option.
Let’s explore some of the reasons why buying a complete industrial heating system from one provider is the better way to go.
Benefits of Purchasing Industrial Heating System Components From One Source
There are numerous reasons why purchasing a complete thermal fluid heating system from one manufacturer is the better option for organizations in most industries. Here are 5 of the top reasons:
1. You Know The Industrial Heating System Components Will Be Compatible
Compatibility is a huge concern when it comes to purchasing industrial heating system components from different manufacturers. You never know with 100% certainty if the elements manufactured by different organizations will function as they should together until the system is installed and tested. This is a huge risk to take!
When you purchase a complete industrial heating system from one source, you are able to ensure that the equipment will perform as designed, with proper flow rates and pressures.
2. One Organization is Completely Accountable For The Entire Heating Solution
With an industrial heating system made up of various parts from different manufacturers, it can be hard to know who is responsible for what. Certain parts may be warrantied while others may not be, components may require maintenance and upkeep from different organizations, and if something goes wrong you have numerous companies to deal with to get the problem solved.
If you’ve purchased a complete industrial heating system from one source, you know exactly who is accountable for the entire system and all of its components. If something is not working correctly or an element of the system requires maintenance, you will know who is responsible for taking care of it.
3. You Know Who To Go To When You Have Questions or Issues
In addition to knowing who is accountable for the industrial heating system you are utilizing in your facility, when you purchase a complete system from one source you’ll also know exactly who to turn to with questions and concerns, or if issues arise.
Having one contact may not seem like a huge benefit, but it will actually make your life much easier when it comes to getting answers quickly and resolving issues in a timely manner. When it comes to maximizing your facility’s profitability and efficiency, working with one company who is familiar with all parts of the industrial heating system you have in place is key.
4. The Purchase Process is Easier
Selecting industrial heating equipment is a big undertaking, and when it comes to actually making the purchase and finalizing the transaction things can get complicated – especially if you’re working with a variety of vendors to assemble a complete industrial heating system.
A huge benefit of purchasing an entire industrial heating system from one source is the simplicity of the purchase process. Working with one company, you can expect a simpler bidding experience, easier negotiation of payment terms and less paperwork. In some instances, you may even be able to avoid paying for a lawyer.
Here’s an overview of the American Heating Company purchase process. While it may not be exactly the same as other equipment providers’, it will give you a sense of what to expect as you navigate the steps from exploring your options to seeing your equipment delivered.
5. You May End Up Saving Money in the Long Run
When you work with one company to purchase a complete industrial heating system for your plant, you avoid the complications and issues that often arise when system components are bought from different manufacturers. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for integration issues to occur.
Companies who attempt to integrate equipment from different sources into one industrial heating system frequently run into compatibility issues. These integration issues can cost them thousands of dollars! From hiring engineers to evaluate the situation to purchasing new compatible equipment, these organizations lose time, money and resources trying to create a system when they could have simply purchased a complete industrial heating system to begin with.
When you purchase an industrial heating system from one trusted manufacturer, you can avoid these issues completely.
Find a Complete Industrial Heating System That Works for Your Business
If you are in the market for an industrial heating system, keep these five ideas in mind as you shop. While there may be some exceptions, in most cases buying a complete system from one manufacturer is the best option.
As you are shopping out your options, we hope you will keep American Heating Company in mind. We’ve been designing, engineering and manufacturing high quality industrial heaters and complete industrial heating systems for decades. Our equipment is made in the USA and all of our heaters are ASME code compliant. We are a trusted resource for organizations in the US and worldwide when it comes to industrial heating systems and equipment for use in a variety of industries.
Interested in pricing information for a thermal fluid heating system that will work for your specific facility? Request a quote today!
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Editor’s Note: This content was originally published in 2016, but has been updated as of November 2021.