Essential summer equipment upgrades for schools

This blog suggests some handy equipment upgrades schools can make over the summer holidays to get them ready for the following year.

Simon Hemsley
Simon Hemsley
Published: July 20, 2022

With the summer holidays just around the corner, students and teachers are ready to relax ahead of the next school year. The holidays also give schools a rare opportunity to show some of the (normally) high-traffic areas a little TLC! This blog suggests three easy equipment upgrades for schools that you can make now to start reaping the rewards in the autumn.

1. On the playground

As the playground quietens, you might notice that your outdoor shelters have seen better days. Luckily, the summer holidays give you a chance to replace them or have essential maintenance done without keeping the kids cooped up inside or cordoning off play areas. If you’re looking for a cost-effective, practical way to upgrade your playgrounds with bespoke high-quality canopies, we have the solution.

We can help you fund and install customised canopies to keep your students sheltered     – come rain or shine. With our unique rental packages, there’s no need for upfront capital to get the canopy or shelter you want for your school. We can even complete any necessary groundwork!

2. In the kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest areas of any school! With hundreds of ingredients stored, meals prepared, and dishes washed each day, your school’s catering equipment can feel the strain. Although it’s an area you don’t often get the chance to spruce up, the summer break is a great time to make some equipment upgrades!

We carry a range of high-quality, energy-efficient commercial refrigerators for schools. Our rental packages include professional disconnection and removal of your old appliances. They also include installation and an extended warranty, for peace of mind. Our fridges can help keep produce fresher for longer and reduce spending on electricity, freeing up valuable budget to use elsewhere.

Our selection of commercial dishwashers is also ideal for the canteen and beyond, and offers an effective solution to your school’s dirty dishes. We have a range of sizes, with varying levels of functionality to cope with your school’s needs.

3. Throughout the school

Overhead lighting often gets forgotten about when schools are thinking about upgrading their equipment. However, swapping out traditional lighting for LEDs is a surprisingly simple way to save money. Lighting can contribute to over 50% of a school’s electricity bill, making upgrades a bright idea for cutting costs. Our flexible leasing agreements help make this transition affordable and hassle-free. And the savings you make will cover your rental payments!

If you want your students to return to a new and improved school site this September, Utility Rentals can help. Contact us today to discuss your equipment needs with our friendly team whatever the project, we’d be delighted to help!


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