Heating industrial spaces can account for 60% of a company’s total energy use. However, by ensuring that efficient heating systems are specified, operated and maintained the potential savings can be substantial. There are numerous ways in which companies can cut their heating costs and usage.
Firstly what many companies fail to realise is that every degree of heat matters and that by simply lowering your heating by 1°C can potentially reduce your annual heating bill by up to 8%. So depending on what your heating is being used for it is worth reducing it on a thermostat to the lowest degree you can whilst still maintaining a comfortable temperature.
Another factor to be aware of is the Building Regulations which set a standard of efficiency new and replacement heating systems must meet. However, this can work in your favour as high efficiency heating and boiler systems can provide you with savings and be more energy efficient which can count towards Environmental certification.
In terms of Environmental certification, many companies in an attempt to become more environmentally friendly, sustainable and appeal to customers install air heating systems. Using this type of heating system can achieve an energy saving of up to 40% compared to other systems.
The system works by recycling the hot air that rises to the top of the building and recirculating it downwards to successfully heat the building, minimizing energy use and cost. This type of heating system also works so that if the temperature drops it will automatically heat the room back up to the desired temperature. It is a system that is multifunctional your company and will help in achieving environmental certification.
By simply applying and taking into account these small measures when it comes to industrial heating, your company should over time be able to become more energy efficient and cost effective. And if environmental certification is a goal for your company, over time you will be able to become more sustainable and maintain an edge on competitors with the increasing pressure for carbon neutrality and renewable energy to be used by companies.