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Energy Efficient Industrial Heating Solutions

Reduce your business’ energy bills whilst looking after the environment when you invest in an energy-efficient industrial heating system.

Heating large industrial spaces and warehouses can be challenging and expensive. To save money and reduce your business’ carbon emissions, it’s important to seek advice from an expert on the most energy-efficient option for your building.

Benefits of investing in energy-efficient industrial heating

The key benefits of investing in an energy-efficient industrial heating system include:

Reduce energy bills – Investing in an energy-efficient heating system will save your business money. Cut your business’ energy consumption and you also cut your operating costs.

Reduce your business’ carbon footprint – Reduce your business’ carbon emissions to help tackle climate change and look after our environment for future generations.

Attract more business – Investing in the environment is beneficial to your business’ reputation and helps your business to meet its corporate social responsibility.

As a nation, we are becoming more concerned about the environment, and your business will be more attractive to suppliers and customers if it can market itself as being environmentally friendly.

Different types of energy efficient industrial heating solutions

At Winrow Industrial Heating, we pride ourselves in supplying and installing some of the most energy-efficient industrial heating systems on the market today, including:

Ambient air curtains

Ambient air curtains provide a stream of unheated high velocity air at the point of a doorway or entrance to your building. This stream of air creates an energy-efficient barrier between the two different environments, preventing heat loss and stopping draughts from entering. They are particularly useful in areas that require doorways or entrances to be open for long periods of time.

Independent research has found that ambient air curtains can reduce energy loss by 60-80%, cutting your business’ energy bills and creating a warmer, more comfortable working environment.

LPG heating systems

Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a hydrocarbon gas that can be used to fuel a variety of different heating systems. LPG heaters are a popular choice for heating industrial properties located in rural or isolated areas where there is no mains gas available as it can be delivered in tanks and is easy to transport and store.

LPG is a clean, environmentally-friendly and highly efficient fuel that can reduce energy consumption and costs whilst significantly lowering your business’ impact on the environment. LPG heaters are said to be 20% – 30% more energy-efficient than oil heaters.

Radiant heaters

Rather than forcing hot air around a space, radiant heaters naturally distribute heat from panels or tubes that are installed at strategic points on the walls or ceilings of your industrial building.

Radiant heaters are said to be up to 30% more energy efficient than traditional heating methods as they eliminate energy loss through ductwork.

Warm air heaters

Warm air heaters come in all different shapes and sizes to suit a variety of industrial building requirements. The systems work by taking in cold air, passing it across a heat source, and pushing it back out of the system and around the room as hot air.

Warm air heaters are a highly energy-efficient option for heating large industrial spaces as the heat source warms the air directly to reduce heat loss.

For help and advice choosing the most energy-efficient heating solutions for your warehouse or industrial space, give our team of experts here at Winrow Industrial Heating a call on 08000 588 035.

Types of Commercial Space Heating

Commercial spaces come in all shapes and sizes so it’s worth understanding what type of heating is best suited to your property. From office buildings, medical centres to shopping centres and retail stores, we can provide your space with the most cost and energy-efficient solution to meet your needs and in particular the needs of your employees and customers to ensure a productive and profitable business. Below is a summary of the different types of heating for commercial spaces:

Warm air heating

Sourced by gas, an oil-fired burner, hot water or an electric element, warm air heating distributes heat via a fan, evenly throughout your commercial space. Depending on the layout and size of floor space available, the heaters can be positioned on the floor, be mounted on the walls or on the ceilings. If you use a floor-standing model, a nozzle can be used to direct the warm air to the local area or they can be connected to a ductwork system to distribute the heat into a wider space. The main benefits of warm air heating are:

  • Stable room temperatures and improved fuel efficiency
  • Fast warm up
  • Low noise
  • Timer operated

De-stratification heating

De-stratification heating is used alongside warm air heating to recycle air which rises to the top of the building. Combined with warm air heating, a de-stratification fan returns warm air from the roof space back to the occupied space. This is, in turn, reduces energy waste and costs.

LPG heaters

LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) is considered a clean and environmentally friendly source of energy. The two most common types are propane and butane and it is produced during natural gas processing and petroleum refining and stored in gas bottles or tanks. LPG heating is perfect where there is no gas supply available with the added bonus of cleaner and lower fuel emissions. The main benefits of LPG heating are:

  • Lower fuel emissions
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Easy to store and transport
  • Compatible with many different appliances
  • Can be used instantly

Radiant tube heating

Radiant tube heating heats people and objects without warming the air and a relatively small heating capacity can keep a room at a consistent temperature. The heat which is emitted from infrared radiation from the radiant tubes and specifically ensures comfortable heating in drafty rooms. The main benefits of radiant heating are:

  • Long period of retained heat
  • Can be switched on and off easily
  • Good for old and poorly insulated buildings
  • Energy efficient

At Winrow Building Services, we specialise in the design, supply and installation of commercial space heating systems all over the North West and rest of England. For more information or to obtain a quote, please call 08000 588 035.

Heating Systems for Indoor Entertainment Clubs and Venues

Heating indoor entertainment venues can seem like a daunting task, but it’s a necessary one to ensure that your customers and clients can make the most of both the entertainment and the venue.

Large-scale indoor entertainment clubs and venues can be as diverse as concert halls and trampoline parks, and each venue will have their own different requirements and specifications when it comes to heating. Winrow has specific, tailored solutions that can be applied to any particular venue, which allows us to worry about heating the venue, while you worry about the entertainment.

Why Heat Indoor Entertainment Venues?

Heating indoor entertainment venues is an important task throughout the year, even in summer, because you never know when you might have an unusually cold day or night.

Providing heating solutions for indoor entertainment clubs and venues will provide your customers with a much higher level of comfort and enjoyment, and you’ll want to know that you’re in full control of temperatures and air quality to make their experience even better. If it’s too cold, they won’t enjoy the music, but if it’s too hot in another venue, it won’t be so much fun trampolining.

Types of Heating for Indoor Entertainment Venues

There are several different methods of heating indoor entertainment venues, and the best method for a particular venue will depend on a variety of factors including the size and the layout. Here are the two most common methods.

Warm Air Heating

Warm air heating is provided by efficient warm air heaters and is one of the best methods of heating indoor entertainment venues. Warm air heaters come in three types, and are powered by gas, oil, or electric.

The concept is simple; the air is passed through a heat exchanger before being circulated by a fan. Warm air heaters are perfect for large entertainment venues, as you can position multiple heaters in different locations to optimise the temperatures and to keep heating consistent across the building.

Warm air heaters are very effective at keeping temperatures inside an indoor venue at their optimum. While they take time to actually warm up after being turned on, they are easy to control once fired up.

Radiant Heating

Another way to efficiently heat an indoor entertainment venue is through the use of radiant heating. Radiant heating involves mounting tube heaters on ceilings or on walls, and these tubes then produce heat and warm up whatever objects or people come into its line of sight.

Radiant heating is the perfect way to direct heat to specific areas of a venue, and in comparison to warm air heating, radiant heating acts much quicker. You have a higher level of control, as you can simply turn the radiant tubes on and off and they instantly begin heating, whereas warm air heating can take time to begin heating and circulating the air.

The downside, however, is that radiant tubes aren’t as consistent across a venue and aren’t good at keeping the entire venue consistently heated in the same way as warm air heaters do.

Contact our experts at Winrow to find out the best way to heat your indoor entertainment venue, and to request a quote today.

Industrial Heating Installations for All Types of Workshops

Providing efficient heating presents a number of challenges for large spaces like workshops. Inefficient systems not only lead to poor heat distribution but also result in higher operating costs. As a plant manager or workshop owner, improving the efficiency of industrial heating equipment needs to be a priority.

A common objection is that industrial heating equipment has a high initial cost. But the increased efficiency will save your workshop more in the long-term. High-efficiency equipment uses less energy and generally costs less to operate than its older counterparts. These systems are also built to last, which means you can rely on them without having to worry about costly repairs.

The need to reduce our carbon footprint has never been higher. Industrial heating systems that are more efficient are also better from an environmental standpoint. Efficient systems ultimately mean lower energy consumption, which benefits the environment.

So how can you efficiently heat a workshop and maintain comfortable working temperatures? Here we’ll look at several workshop heating solutions that are specifically designed for industrial environments.

Warm Air Heating

Warm air heating offers a popular solution for heating large spaces like industrial workshops. These systems work by drawing air through a heat exchanger to increase its temperature. A fan then evenly distributes the warm air throughout the space to prevent any cold spots.

Warm air heaters can be gas or oil-based with floors units available. If floor space is at a premium, these heaters can also be suspended from the roof or mounted on the wall.

Radiant Heating

Radiant heaters are available in two configurations – suspended tubes or plaque heaters. Both systems work by emitting infrared radiation, which warms people and nearby objects. A distinct difference is that radiant heaters do not warm the surrounding air like warm air heaters do. However, if your workshop opens up outside, then radiant heating is your best option.

Radiant heaters are very energy efficient, as you can easily direct heat to where it’s needed. Rather than heat an entire workshop, these units can be used to heat specific workspaces or areas. This helps to significantly reduce your overall energy usage.

Destratification Fans

Workshops that have high ceilings and use warm air heaters have to contend with the fact that some of the warmed air will rise to the top. This can lead to an uneven distribution of heat and result in higher energy usage. The answer is to suspend destratification fans from the ceiling where the warm air can be recirculated to the floor space.

Which Industrial Heater Is Right for You?

Which heater you install for your workshop depends on many factors. Warm air heaters work well for larger spaces, as they provide an even distribution of heat. However, these units need to be spaced apart to keep the entire area heated and you may need multiple units depending on how large the workshop is. Radiant heaters allow you to easily direct heat but these systems are not always practical for certain applications.

Whichever system you choose for your workshop, it’s best to leave these installations to an experienced professional to ensure they’re installed correctly. To find out more about industrial heating solutions for workshops or to request a quote for your project, contact Winrow today on 08000 588035.

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 for Retails Showrooms

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 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 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 for Showroom Spaces

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.