Keeping a warehouse heated to the right conditions is extremely important, because the products should be kept at specific temperatures that don’t allow them to become damaged or deteriorated; also, your employees’ well-being is vital, an importance proven by the fact that the Health and Safety Executive suggests that the temperature in workplaces should be at least 16oC. In environments where a lot of physical activity is involved, this temperature can drop to 13oC.
So, in order to create the perfect environment where both your employees and your products and equipment can thrive, it’s necessary that your warehouse is properly heated to reasonable temperatures. But how exactly do you heat it?
The Warehouse Itself
Deciding on the right heating system will depend on several factors, such as the layout of the warehouse. Having big doors constantly opening and closing makes it difficult to control the temperature and, consequently, makes it more difficult to keep it at adequate levels. If your warehouse is very big, your heating needs will vary, compared to a smaller warehouse. You might just need heating in specific areas, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting the right solution for your warehouse.
Types of Heating
The next step in heating your warehouse is choosing a heating system. You need to find the solution that works best for you, so it’s important to note the differences between types of heating, so that you know what you have to work with. Heaters tend to include:
- Suspended compact heaters – perfect if you don’t have a lot of space, as they are out of the way of daily traffic. With plenty to choose from in terms of design, suspended heaters are also easy to install and maintain.
- Floor standing cabinet heaters – if you prefer, or if your space isn’t at a premium, you might want to check out standing heaters, which are available in a number of possible installations: vertically, horizontally or even on the exterior of your warehouse – this is because these heaters have several heat outputs and burners, so their versatility makes them incredibly useful in the workplace.
- Radiant tube and plaque heaters – radiant systems don’t heat the air; instead, they heat your employees and everything around them, like the floor.
Another factor to take into consideration is how energy-saving the heater is, as that can determine your choice, especially if you’re on a budget. So ensuring you get a cost-effective, as well as energy-saving, heater is a key component to properly heating your warehouse.
Here at Heritage Heating we understand that heating your warehouse depends not only on the type of heating system you choose, but also on how your warehouse is laid out. To learn more about making the right decision for your workplace, don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call on 01509 814 123, and we’ll be happy to discuss all of your heating needs with you. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.