So… what is the best way to heat a warehouse?

Heating a warehouse

There can be a number of challenges when you are trying to provide effective and efficient heating in a warehouse, such as the layout of the storage facilities.  They are usually high volume spaces with high roofs, requiring a minimum temperature.

Getting it wrong can result in poor heat distribution throughout the space.  This can lead to poor conditions for people working in the building, as well as energy wastage, increased running costs and carbon footprint.

There are two main types of heating options – warm air heating and radiant heating.

Warm air heating systems are one of the most popular ways to heat a warehouse.

As the name suggests, a warm air heater heats the air which creates a comfortable working environment for everyone.  This heating works by passing air through a heat exchanger that then increases the temperature of that air.  The warmed air is then distributed through the space by a fan.  The air is distributed around the space evenly, so that there aren't any cold spots and the temperature is consistent.

There are many different types of warm air heaters to choose from.  There are gas, electric and oil based warm air heaters, all of which do exactly the same job.  The key thing to remember is that they need to be placed correctly in the warehouse space, and you may need more than one for very large spaces.

Destratification fans can also help reduce energy consumption with a warm air system by returning the warm air from the roof space back to the floor where it will be felt.

Warm air heaters may be suspended from the roof, mounted on a wall or they can stand on the floor.

Radiant heating is usually provided in two forms – suspended tubes or plaque heaters which can be suspended or wall mounted.  Both types work by emitting infrared radiation from the hot surface of the heater.  Unlike warm air heaters, they do not heat the air, but rather objects and people. This type of heating is usually placed in warehouse areas that lead to the outside, such as loading bays. 

The temperature your employees work in makes a huge difference to how safe they are and how much work they get done.  It can actually make a difference to bottom line profit too.

Every aspect of the installation, servicing and maintenance of your heating system needs to deliver optimum performance.


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