If you own a warehouse, you’re undoubtedly all too aware of how much heating costs will cut into your profits this winter, but don’t panic too much, nowadays there are some really effective solutions to this problem. Whereas, in the past, you might have relied on purchasing extra thick clothing for your workforce, today it’s more than possible to keep your warehouse at a healthy temperature using technology like industrial radiators.
This guide will fill you in on some of the most cost effective methods of keeping your workplace warm, no matter what size it is.
Although they will still create significant costs, using gas heaters throughout your warehouse will definitely keep your workers satisfied. If you need to heat the entire building you might be better looking at a different option, however, if the majority of your workforce spend most of their time in particular areas, this solution could well be ideal.
There are many different types of gas heaters for you to choose from, but we’d advise that you look into direct-fired systems, as these offer a much wider selection of designs and are much more energy efficient than their indirect counterparts. However, try to avoid infrared direct-fired systems, as these are not very suited to large buildings.
Air Re-circulation Heaters
If you use mechanical exhaust systems for most of the year, opting to have air re-circulation heaters installed can be a very wise move. These contraptions keep interior pressure stable by heating as much as 80% indoor air, whilst only using 20% outdoor air. This means that the amount of energy required to power the system is far less than you would use with other solutions.
These systems will usually cost far less to install, however, over time they end up costing far more thanks to electricity being more expensive than gas. That said, you shouldn’t rule electric heaters out entirely. If flammable materials are kept within your warehouse, it’s probably best to consider forced air or convection heaters, as these will eliminate the danger of explosions.
Alternatively, is flammable materials aren’t a problem for you, perhaps it would be a good idea to research radiant heaters, as these use infrared technology to directly provide heat to people, rather than the air around them. The main advantage of using these heaters is that they require little or no maintenance thanks to their futuristic design that has no motors or replaceable parts.
So there you have it. A quick and simple guide to some of the most effective heating systems that will be utilised in warehouses around the UK this coming winter. Just remember that a warm workforce is a happy workforce, so don’t think about which heating system is most suited for too long, as you’ll probably find that productivity decreases with the temperature. It’s also necessary to keep your workers feeling positive about their workplace, and cold conditions is a sure fire way of lowering morale, so get it sorted out as quickly as possible.