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.

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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.

Ben Winrow
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