How To Heat A Warehouse

February 5 2023

James Patten


When it comes to installing warehouse heating, it’s understandable if the idea seems a little daunting at first. Heating industrial warehouses can be a tricky business. They are vast spaces, often prone to frequent drafts and changes in temperature due to large roller doors being opened.

Take the headache out of heating a warehouse by turning to the professionals. At Heritage, we know industrial heating installation inside and out.

Things to consider when heating a warehouse

There are a few key things to consider when installing your warehouse heating system.

What does your warehouse contain?

There is a wide range of different things a warehouse can be used for. Your warehouse might be full of machinery, or stacked to the ceiling with racks of stock. Whatever your warehouse contains, it will affect the heat load: the amount of heating required to maintain your desired indoor temperature. This will in turn influence the type of industrial heating solution ideal for your warehouse.

What is the size of your warehouse?

The size of your warehouse interior is very important to consider, and what proportion of the space you need to heat. This will determine how many heating units you need.

Where will your heating be installed?

Working out where your chosen heating unit will be installed is vital to ensure good coverage to your entire warehouse.

Types of warehouse heating system

As trusted industrial heating installers, at Heritage we know that different heating systems better suit different businesses. It’s crucial to find the solution that works best for you and your premises, and that starts with understanding the differences between the various industrial heating options.

Suspended heaters

Space-saving and reliable, suspended heaters are a great option for fitting a powerful heating system into warehouses where floor space is limited, or regulations forbid floor standing heaters.

They are designed for versatility, with the option of room-sealed or open-flue installation. At Heritage, we offer both suspended gas heaters and suspended oil heaters. Both are easy to maintain and offer an efficient way to heat a large space – and certain models are bio-fuel compatible.


We stock top brands such as Reznor, Winterwarm, and Powrmatic, so you know you’re getting a high quality heating solution.

Cabinet heaters

Cabinet heaters are a great heating solution for warehouses where space isn’t at a premium. Floor standing cabinet heaters are one of the best warehouse heating systems, as they offer incredibly short heating up periods and quickly increase the temperature, even inside vast interiors.

Floor standing cabinets are available in a wide range of options. They can be powered by gas or oil, they can be mounted vertically or horizontally, and they can be installed either internally or externally. Some models are also available in either room-sealed or flue only varieties.


Easy to access and maintain, the adaptability of cabinet heaters makes them incredibly easy to alter to best suit your warehouse’s requirements.

Radiant ceiling heating

If you need an industrial heating system tailored to suit your warehouse perfectly, radiant ceiling heating might be the way to go. For starters, it uses a tube heating system that doesn’t rely on air circulation – instead, it directly heats the objects in its path. This is ideal for environments like warehouses which often have large doors and windows, as a radiant heating system will perform efficiently even when the doors are open.


You can also use spot heating to keep certain areas of your warehouse especially warm with radiant ceiling heating, rather than wasting energy heating up areas that aren’t occupied by employees or visitors. Radiant heating can also save your business money, as it uses a lot less energy than other traditional heating options.

Though it might seem a huge task at first, updating your heating system will in fact benefit your business in the long run. Here at Heritage Heating and Cooling, we have a variety of heating solutions which are tailored for every business, ensuring the right temperature in your industrial warehouse.

Alongside the installation process, we also have a highly experienced maintenance team who will make sure that your units are always working as well as they should be.

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