Why these brands are the best brands

At Winrow, we supply heating solutions from some of the industry’s most trusted and prestigious brands. We have experience with working with all kinds of heating equipment and are always on hand to assist you with finding the right solution for your needs. Let’s take a look at what some of our main suppliers have to offer right now.

Ambirad

Ambirad is one of the most renowned manufacturers of warm air heating systems and gas-fired radiant heaters on the market. The company is known for constantly raising standards and is now part of the Nordyne Inc group.

Benson

Benson also belongs to the Nordyne Inc group and offers a wide range of warm air heating products. The company is noted for its responsible, eco-friendly solutions.

Combat

Combat offer easy-to-install warm air heaters for industrial and commercial environments with a wide range of heat outputs and burner options.

Harry Taylor

Harry Taylor is a supplier of industrial heating and evaporative cooling solutions. The company is based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester and supplies systems for commercial and industrial clients across the country.

Powrmatic

Powrmatic is one of the most popular manufacturers of industrial and commercial heating equipment in Europe and is also known for its smoke ventilation solutions.

Reznor

Also owned by the Nordyne Inc is Reznor, a market-leading supplier of gas heaters, warm air heating systems and sustainable HVAC products.

Roberts Gordon

Roberts Gordon is a pioneering provider of radiant heaters, infrared heaters and forced air heating systems with an outstanding track record.

Warmco

Yorkshire-based market leader Warmco supply bespoke warm air heating systems for all industrial and commercial applications. The company has existed for more than 90 years.

Winterwarm

Winterwarm offer a diverse range of heating systems for industrial and agricultural requirements and has over 80 years’ experience. Their products are used across the world.

To get in touch with Winrow today, simply call 08000 588 035 or use the contact form on our website.Winrow Building Services logo

How to keep your warehouse cool this summer

The UK has experienced particularly hot weather over recent weeks, and as enjoyable as extra sunshine can be, it can be hard to remain productive in sweltering temperatures. However, there are many steps you can take to make your warehouse cool during the summer months and keep staff comfortable and content, whilst protecting your machinery and stock.

Invest in ventilation

One thing you can do to keep your warehouse cool in the summer is invest in quality ventilation. When ventilation isn’t of a sufficient standard, smoke, dust, moisture and fumes can build up to dangerous and uncomfortable levels. Quality ventilation solutions such as industrial fans can keep air moving around your warehouse environment. If certain parts of your warehouse don’t have air conditioning, you can heighten comfort with portable fans.Large Warehouse Ventilation System

Upgrade your insulation

Insulation is heavily associated with warmth, but it can also trap cool air inside your environment. If you haven’t got the insulation you need to keep your team comfortable, it may well be worth investing in it. Remind your employees to consume sufficient amounts of fresh cold water. Not only will water help them cool down, it will keep them hydrated and add to their brain power, helping them focus and remain productive. Ensure water is always on supply to get the best results.

Night purging and white roofs

Switch off machines when they are not in use and consider using HVAC to draw in cool air from outside during the night. This process is known as night purging. You could even add a white roof to your premises to slow the process of heat build-up. White and light-coloured roofs are renowned for the way they reflect sunlight and radiate heat.

Contact Winrow

At Winrow, we specialise in supplying warehouse heating and cooling solutions for a host of clients. To find out more, call 08000 588 035 or use the contact form on our website.

How passive solar heating in your showroom saves you money

Energy costs are increasing every year. This month, British Gas announced their gas and electricity prices will increase by 5.5%, and other energy companies are showing similar trends. For spaces like showrooms – that are already hard to keep warm – increasing energy prices may start to take a significant chunk out of your business’s profitability. So what can you do to mitigate the effects of rising energy bills?

Make sure you only use heating when necessary, ensuring that you meet the 16°C law requirement for workplace temperatures. But, there are also ways to control your showroom temperature that don’t rely on electric or gas heating systems. Natural heating systems can be built into the architecture of your showroom meaning less money spent on heating and less contribution to global warming from fossil fuel powered heat. Most of this design relies on your windows.

Showrooms are places for you to show off your products. This means that often, showrooms have many large windows to catch curious eyes. If these windows are put on the south-facing side of your showroom, they let the sun stream in and trap the natural heat. In the northern hemisphere, South-facing windows are in contact with the sun for the most hours per day, so they capture the most warmth.Truck in Showroom

To maximise the capture of natural warmth from the sun, you add heat absorbing floor materials like concrete slabs or tiles. These store heat from the sun and slowly release it throughout the day. This is useful for evenings when the sun has set, allowing you to still feel its warmth.

You will be surprised how effective natural heating is. Sometimes, during particularly hot summer days, the natural heating is almost too effective. For this reason, it is good to have a control visor over the windows. This allows the sun to stream in during the winter when it is most needed but blocks the sun out during the hottest days. This is because the sun is higher in the sky during the summer than in winter.

This natural heating method is called passive solar heating because it requires no artificial energy. But, in the UK we can’t always rely on the sun being around, so it is best to use passive solar heating in combination with an efficient heating system. This will keep staff and customers comfortable while reducing your energy bills as you only have to use your heating system as a backup for passive solar. Passive solar heating is integrated into the design of the showroom itself. For showrooms that are already built or cannot undergo structural changes, there are still efficient heating systems that provide you with the most effective heating with the lowest impact on your wallet.

At Winrow, we are confident we can install the best bespoke heating system for you. We use the latest heat recovery techniques to provide heating which is 30% more cost-effective than typical showroom heating options. If you are wondering how to better heat your workspace, get in contact with us today 08000 588 035, and we can show you how.

Upgrade Your Heating System While the Weather Is Warm

With summer in full swing, you may be thinking that now isn’t the right time to upgrade your boiler. After all, the summer heat is keeping your building space warm. However, now is actually the perfect time to be thinking about an upgrade.

Summer Is When Most Heating Systems Start Having Problems

Because most sytems see little use at warmer times of year, they sit idle. And this is when they tend to develop problems. Boilers are designed to be continually running, and they undergo a lot of stress when they’re constantly turned on and off. Over time, this stress builds up and can cause systems to fail, causing many more problems and hefty bills. It’s crucial to ensure your systems are well maintained and still running optimally.

Less Impact on Your Working Environment

When you upgrade your heating, it’s inevitable that you will be without heat for a while during the work. During the summer months, this will have little impact on your working conditions; after all, the sunshine should be doing that for you. But if you were to change in the winter, you would have to deal with a freezing cold space for a while. And probably some upset employees.

Get a Great Deal on Heating Systems

The summer months tend to be a lot quieter for heating engineers, with fewer emergency callouts. Therefore, there tends to be a lot of great deals popping up. In addition, it’s more likely that your upgrade could happen much quicker – with a less busy schedule comes reduced waiting times.

If you would like to upgrade your boiler, we at Winrow are experts in commercial heating systems with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. We provide heating in a wide range of buildings from warehouses and factories to sports halls, garages and retail units. Contact us today for a FREE quote.

What Is the Correct Working Temperature for Your Warehouse?

It’s well known that being too hot or too cold at work can have a detrimental effect on the productivity, mood and welfare of your workforce. This is legitimately recognised in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive, and workplace working temperatures are covered by Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

Is There a Legal Requirement?

While not a legal requirement, employers have a duty of care towards their employees to provide a reasonable and comfortable environment in which to work. The guidelines suggest reasonable temperatures are:

  • A minimum of 16℃ for a normal workplace.
  • A minimum of 13℃ for a workplace where there is ‘rigorous physical effort’.

Of course, everyone’s idea of rigorous physical effort may be different, but in general this is classed as activity such as carrying heavy loads.

Variations on the Rules

It would be impossible to have one blanket rule for all workplaces, and variations of the rule can be used if there is particular function that requires a certain temperature. It has to be recognised, for example, that a cold food processing or packing plant would need to operate at a lower temperature than a furniture warehouse. Equally, a warehouse where staff are constantly packing, loading, storing and transporting goods would reasonably be expected to be run at a lower temperature than an office where the workers are sat at desks for long periods.

How Winrow Can Help

At Winrow, we’re experts in commercial heating solutions, with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. Before agreeing to undertake any work for you, we inspect the site in question to fully understand your business, to ensure we make the best recommendations.

Our goal is to provide the most comfortable working temperatures for your workforce in the warehouse or elsewhere. Contact us today to find out how we can improve your business through our specialist heating solutions.