In recent posts, such as Use the Total Cost of Renting (TCR) Method when Shopping for Temporary Heaters, we provide helpful tips on choosing a temporary heater that meets your needs and budget. We encourage readers to look beyond temporary heater rental costs (which may only be a couple of hundred dollars per month) to installation costs, fuel efficiency, heat output, and service costs when choosing heating equipment.
Temporary heater rental fees can differ by a few hundred dollars. So, one might also think the differences between heaters, themselves, are equally as narrow. They’re not.
Contractors have much more to consider, including discharge temperature, cubic-feet-per-minute capacity, fuel efficiency, service and support, response time, and positive pressurization.
For three decades years Ed Graham, Superintendent at Cranshaw Construction, has relied on Babfar temporary heaters.
During that enduring relationship, Graham says he has never had a significant problem with Babfar units. Surprisingly, that’s not why he has worked with Babfar all this time. “I don’t worry about the Babfar units. We get materials in and get to work,” says Graham. “The most important thing to me is turnaround time if we have a problem.”
Renting temporary heating equipment on a monthly basis to save money is like gambling with Mother Nature. If we have a short winter, heater rental costs will be low. If we have a long winter, costs will be high. But, how can you predict the weather?
Babfar customers never have to roll the dice because they rent temporary heaters by the season. The rental fee for all sizes of propane and natural gas heaters is capped after three consecutive months. Steam, hot water, and oil heaters have a five-month cap. Once the cap is reached, customers can keep the units as long as they need them.