Category Archives: Heating

Why these heating brands are the best

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.

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Heating your workshop in the winter

Working in cold weather is a recipe for disaster especially when you’re in a workshop with dangerous equipment. Whether it is for a hobby or occupation, it can be extremely demotivating having to work when your hands are frozen, and your bones are aching which is why having adequate heating is key. The importance of keeping your workshop at a comfortable temperature cannot be stressed enough not only for those working but also for your equipment and materials. Your equipment freezing over will cost you time and money in the long run, so, all that remains is to consider which heating system best suits your needs.

Workshop heating

A popular option for workshop owners is to use infrared heating mounted on the walls. This heating system differs from most other systems by using infrared energy to heat the objects and individuals in the room as opposed to the air. This can help you to save energy as you can choose in which areas of the workshop you will spend the most time and therefore need the most heat. The variety in sizing also means you can choose a model that suits your budget with smaller systems being able to be plugged into the mains and larger systems having the ability to heat the entire space.

Depending on the size of your workshop you may want to consider using a forced air heating system. These types of systems are usually mounted on the walls and can be connected to the mains gas or a tank. By pulling in the air and heating it as it is pushed through the system, warm air is exhaled into the desired space quickly and efficiently distributing heat throughout the entire workshop. This system is typically popular with larger workshop spaces but can be quite costly to install. It is important to consider how big your space is and how the air will affect elements such as dust, particularly wood chip dust.

If you have a smaller and more budget sized workshop that you mainly use for personal projects, you may want to consider an electric heater. These portable and smaller heaters are great for short-term projects in the colder months. These heating systems work by drawing in air through the back of the unit and pushing it out via heat coils to quickly warm the space. There are a variety of unit sizes starting at 250 watts which is a microheater, all the way to warehouse grade high watt heater for much larger workshops.

Despite it being a more traditional heating option, a wood stove is a much simpler and cosier option you may want to consider. If you work primarily with wood in your workshop you may find this heating system beneficial as any scraps of wood left over from projects can be used to fuel the stove. Wood stoves have the ability to heat up your entire workshop whilst creating a homely rustic aesthetic but as with any manual system, the fire will need attending to, so it doesn’t die.

Because of this, it is arguably a better heating option for a smaller and more personal project workshop as you can control it and know when it needs tending to. Due to its flammable nature, it does have the potential to be a danger if you work with any particularly flammable elements which is something to bear in mind when choosing a system that’s right for you.

How to efficiently heat a retail shop

Each property is different and requires its own unique means of heating which is why it is important that as a business owner you choose a heating system that is right for your needs. All business owners will want to not only be energy efficient but also cost efficient particularly in times where utility bills are skyrocketing.

Retail, Store & Shop Heating from Winrow

There are many different options to consider when it comes to cost saving heating solution and it can often become confusing to understand which would best suit your needs. To help you through this process, we have picked out some of the top cost-efficient options to help you better understand what is available on the market.

LPG Heating

This type of heating named Liquified Petroleum Gas is an environmentally friendly heating option that can be used in properties that aren’t connected to the mains gas grid. There are many advantages to using this type of heating system starting with it being a clean burning fuel in that it produces substantially less carbon emissions than other typical retail heating systems.

On average it is said to produce over 33% less Carbon Dioxide than coal burning systems. It is also a lot safer to work with as even if there is a spillage of LPG it won’t cause any harm to the environment and won’t contaminate any water. The tanks in which it is stored can also be placed underground, so you won’t have to deal with an eyesore every day.

That being said, there are some disadvantages to using an LPG system, starting with that fact you will have to rent the tank it is stored in from your supplier. This also means that the tank and all its appliances will have to be regular services around once a year by a gas safety engineer- something uncommon with most other heating systems. Another factor that can often be off-putting is the cost, as this type of gas can be quite expensive over time.

Radiant Heating Tubes

Radiant heating tubes are gas-fired infrared heating tubes that are ranked among the group of decentralised heating systems. Unlike central heating systems, the tubes work by heating very precise areas as opposed to heating the area and the immediate space surrounding. These tubes can be installed either in a linear fashion or in a ‘U’ shape depending on the needs of the property.

One of the biggest advantages of radiant heating is that it can be easily switched on and off and you immediately feel the effects of the system without having to wait for it to warm up like other systems. Plus, when it is turned off, the heat will remain for a long period after, so it doesn’t need to be on right up until the end of the workday. This type of heating can provide any work environment with a pleasant boost of heat, perfect for colder and mild seasons.