Category Archives: Heating

Heating Large Retail Showroom Spaces Efficiently

Showrooms are frequently used to showcase new products and invite prospective clients for a closer look at how an organisation works. Visually pleasing spaces are key to making a great first impression. Another important aspect is maintaining comfortable temperatures. But heating large retail showroom spaces so can be difficult, especially in the winter months.

Poor heat distribution can result in cold pockets of air. Inefficient heating systems can also inflate operating costs and increase carbon footprint. Taking all of these factors together to heat a large space while also maintaining a comfortable working environment can be challenging.

There are two showroom heating solutions – warm air heating and radiant heating. Here we’ll provide an overview of how both are used to keep large spaces heated.

Warm Air Heating

Warm air heating is one of the most popular ways to heat large open spaces like showrooms, warehouses, and factories. These heaters work by heating the surrounding air, which in turn keeps the environment and its inhabitants warm.

Heating works by passing air through a heat exchange to increase its temperature. The warm air is then circulated throughout an open area using a fan. The even distribution of warm air prevents cold spots from forming. Warm air heaters are available in different types – gas, electric, and oil based.

These systems can be suspended from the roof, mounted on a wall, or placed on the floor. Which type you ultimately opt for largely depends on the layout of the space and floor area available. If floor space is at a premium, suspended or wall-mounted heaters will likely be preferred. Warm air heaters need to be placed correctly to ensure the entire area is heated. You may also need to install additional units depending on how large the retail showroom is.

Radiant Heating

Radiant heating is provided by suspended radiant tubes or plaque heaters, which are wall mounted or suspended from the ceiling. Both types work by emitting infrared radiation from the surface. Unlike warm air heaters, which work by warming the air, radiant heaters work by heating nearby objects and people.

One of the limitations of radiant heating is that people need to be in its line of sight to be warmed. Radiant heating may not be practical for certain floor layouts as objects like shelving could block the warmth. However, this type of heating works great for areas that lead outside, such as loading bays.

Destratification

For large retail showrooms that have high ceilings, some of the warm air will rise to the top. This leads to wasted energy, which could end up costing more in the long term. The solution is to combine warm air heating and suspend destratification fans from the ceiling to recirculate the warm air to the occupied space at the bottom. This helps to improve the efficiency of the main heating systems and keep heating costs down.

Whether you opt for warm air heating or radiant heating for a large retail showroom, these systems should be installed by experienced professionals for optimal performance. To find out more about how to heat large retail showrooms or to request a quote for your project, contact Winrow today.

Space Heaters – How to Choose the Best for Your Warehouse

Finding the right heating solution for your warehouse can feel like an impossible task. With such a vast space it can be difficult to know which heater will work efficiently without costing you a fortune each month. That being said, your workers are entitled to operate in a comfortably heated environment- particularly during winter, which is why it is important to understand the best warehouse heating solutions available in the market.

Radiant Tube Heating

Radiant Tube heaters utilises either linear or ‘U’ tube configurations which can be mounted on the walls or suspended. This type of heating emits infrared radiation, which instead of warming the air, warms people and objects in the space. Poorly insulated warehouses often benefit from this option as the effects are felt instantly and they can be easily switched on and off when required, making it both efficient and economical.

Warm Air Heaters

Warm Air heaters do exactly what the name suggests by warming the surrounding air and therefore the people in the space. Air is drawn into and across a heat exchanger and then pushed back out to then be distributed by a fan. It is an option which combines the efficiency of indirect heating with energy efficiency and most importantly, comfort for your workers.

LPG Heaters

Liquefied Petroleum Gas heaters are one of the more environmentally friendly and ‘cleaner’ heating solutions. If you are looking to become carbon neutral, this might be a good start. LPG fuel is stored in tanks after being produced during natural gas processing and is therefore the perfect solution for warehouses which are unable to access a mains gas supply.

At Winrow Industrial Heating, we have a wide range of industrial heating solutions to efficiently heat any warehouse space. Our team are happy to talk you through each make and model to find the perfect heating system for your business. Feel free to contact us today on 08000 588 035 with any enquiries, we’re happy to help!

Space Heating is The Answer to Lowering Monthly Bills

When warming up a large space, you want a system that juggles efficiency, cost, and effectiveness. This is instead of the alternative: running the central heating at a higher temperature, resulting in extra costs and hassle. In an industrial space this is an impracticality; so why not use a larger space heating system?

There was a common notion back in the day that these kinds of heaters were just as costly as central heating. However, times have changed, and it’s now extremely easy to discover energy efficient and low-cost space heating systems. These new models allow spaces to be fully heated safely and comfortably at just a fraction of the cost that was associated with older installations. More often than not, it’s even cheaper to use a large-space heating solution rather than using your central air heater. Let’s take a look at the main advantages of using space heating and how it can affect the overall cost.

Lower energy costs

A common misconception is that space heating costs more on top of monthly bills if you’re using two heating sources. Turning up your thermostat when you feel a chill will drastically ramp up your bills. Focusing a space heater precisely on where and when you need to warm up will save you money on your energy bills.

Greater energy efficiency

An industrial space heater will use less electricity than a central heating system. This limits your company’s environmental impact, whilst also cutting the electricity bill costs down. This reduces your building’s carbon footprint. In an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, it’s critical that we all do our part.

Reliability

Alongside the cost benefits, space heating is easily a much more reliable source for your heating needs. They are simple to run, making it less time-consuming. They are essentially a bigger version of a basic household electric fire which allows you, your employees, clients, or guests to always have peace of mind.

Space heating has come a long way and is now even more efficient for industrial and commercial usages. To reach the maximum effect, make sure to control the temperature and the time you have the heater on to reap the benefits of a space heater in your workplace.

Heaters that have these controls are often cheaper to run because you can decide how and when you want specific areas heated based on your company needs. Industrial space heating systems deliver a comfortable and balanced working temperature to any factory setting by having the most up-to-date and innovative heat recovery techniques.

At Winrow Building Services, we can modify and adapt the design of each system providing the most fuel efficient and effective heating solution for industrial and commercial buildings. If you would like to create a warmer and easier work atmosphere get in touch with us on 08000 588 035.

Is Your Warehouse Heating Adaptable during Winter?

There is one thing you can be sure of in the UK – that you can never be sure what the weather will be like next. Granted, our weather isn’t quite as extreme as other places who are battling minus 30 degrees in winter or 45 degrees in the summer, but we have our own problems to deal with.

The winter of 2018/2019 has been mild so far, meaning that your warehouse heating might not have been too energy-intensive or costly – so far. However, The Met Office has predicted snow, ice, and sleet to sweep over the nation in the coming weeks, making it much harder to heat your warehouse. As energy prices could increase by around 10% in the Spring of 2019, it’s useful to make sure you’re in control of your boiler.

Adaptability

With the weather as tumultuous as it is, you need to make sure your warehouse heating system can adapt to the changing temperatures. Keeping your heating on at the same level come rain or shine is going to lead to problems for your business.

Cost

Being able to adapt the temperature of your warehouse means being able to adapt the amount of energy you are using. If temperatures are warmer, you can afford to use less heat in your warehouse and therefore save money on your heating bill. You’ll only use the energy you need.

Environment

By reducing the amount of energy you waste and using energy more efficiently, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint. This helps you protect the environment. Keeping your heating temperature the same at all times regardless of the weather can lead to excessive use of the fossil fuels that power your boiler, leading to greater volumes of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

Staff

If you have a lot of staff working in your warehouse, you need to be able to adjust the temperature easily for their benefit. Staff who are too hot or too cold become irritated and unhappy, reducing the overall productivity of your workforce. They need to be able to keep the temperature at a desirable level to stay satisfied.

How to make sure your warehouse heating is easily adjustable?

Sometimes, making sure your heating system can respond to the changes in the weather is as simple as making sure your staff know where to locate the thermostat, timer, or boiler. Sometimes you may need to take extra steps like fitting a more modern boiler that can make quick adjustments. Other things to consider are:

  • Smart thermostats – These are connected to the internet allowing you to control your boiler remotely using a mobile phone or tablet. Even when you are not in your warehouse, you can change the temperature settings, turning it off if it’s not in use, or turning it on before your staff arrives.
  • Smart meters – For more accurate pricing information, energy savings, and cost savings on your energy bill.
  • A more energy efficient boiler – It will save you money and lower your carbon footprint.

Heating your warehouse for less through the winter is easier than ever with the introduction of new boiler technology. It might just be the best way to keep your staff happy and productive throughout 2019.

If you need help making sure you warehouse heating is up to scratch, get in touch with Winrow today on 08000 588 035. We will assess each warehouse on an individual basis to provide you with the bespoke heating solution you need.

Why you need industrial heating this winter

Industrial heating can help you save money and keep your customers and staff warmer this winter. At Winrow, we specialise in providing our customers with industrial heating solutions of the highest calibre, and we are only happy when you are completely content with the service that we have provided.

We have been designing, supplying, installation and servicing industrial space heating systems for more than three decades and are able to provide solutions to heat all sorts of commercial environments, from garages and sports halls to retail units, factories and warehouses.

Comfort all year round

Our solutions keep employees warm, comfortable and therefore more productive during the colder months of the year. The solutions that we provide also ensure comfort is maximised in environments where customers can be found, helping you enhance your reputation and keeping them returning to your venue time and time again.

We can provide a fast, reliable service, with 7-day turnarounds from your initial enquiry frequently possible. We can adapt our solutions to meet your specific heating needs and are able to provide heaters for corrosive environments, localised heat, energy recovery, flammable atmospheres, outdoor heating and suspended solutions for those wishing to save floor space.

Tailored solutions available

At Winrow, we provide solutions for natural gas, oil and LPG, providing heaters from leading brands including Roberts Gordon, AmbiRad, Benson and Combat. Each system is tailored to deliver the highest standard of fuel efficiency possible, and we have even helped one customer to cut their fuel bill by a stunning 40%.

Should you already have access to your own installer, this is not a problem – we can supply heaters direct without installation. Our solutions are focussed on helping you reduce your fuel bills without compromising on comfort, even when the climate is at its most challenging.

To find out more, complete the contact form on our website or call 08000 588 035.