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Advantages and disadvantages of industrial warm air heating

Advantages and disadvantages of industrial warm air heating

Industrial warm air heating solutions are an effective way to heat many spaces such as warehouses, schools and factories and can be a great alternative to other traditional central heating solutions. Warm air heating works by recirculating the air from inside the building and passing over a gas fired heat exchange warming the air as it passes to produce a comfortable environment. This can be further advanced by high level destratification fans to bring the heat down from the roof space. To satisfy your room stat making a saving on gas consumption.


This method of heating is a great alternative to traditional methods, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of warm air heating?

Advantages

  • Warm air heating solutions tend to last longer than most other methods. Breakdowns and faults are less likely and warm air heating solutions should enjoy a long life span.
  • Unlike other methods, warm air heating will not take a long time to heat up and start producing the right amount of heat for your space. Warm air heating starts working very quickly.
  • Warm air heating solutions give you much more control of the temperature.
  • No need for radiators

Disadvantages

  • The initial set up costs of a warm air heating solution can be more expensive than some alternatives. However, as mentioned before, this system should last longer.

We can see from this that warm air heating has many advantages with some drawbacks, however, Swiftheat is here to help you determine what heating solution is best for you. If you wish to speak to us regarding your heating solution, please contact us here or call us on 0161 764 4539.

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Lower your winter industrial heating bills

Winter is nearly here, and with that comes the added difficulty to an already difficult challenge of keeping your industrial workspace at the optimum temperature. Here at Swiftheat, we recognise the importance of getting your heating right as well as doing it the most cost-effective way. Here are some ways that can help with this.

But first, getting your industrial heating right is important for your business because the comfort of your employees in regards to the temperature they work at can have a direct effect on their productivity. Matching this with the costs saved if done right, your industrial heating system can have a big effect on your businesses profits. So how can you lower your winter heating bills…

Use quality heaters

Here at Swiftheat, we use the latest technology in heating equipment and with this comes many benefits. The newer industrial heating solutions use up much less energy and have lower running costs than older heating systems leading to a reduced monthly cost for your business. Not only this but having new, up to date heaters will lead to fewer breakdowns and repairs, therefore, saving on avoidable repair costs.

Choose the right heater for your needs

All heaters will provide heat that you need, but not all heaters are suitable for your space and if you get this wrong you could be wasting energy and money. Certain types of heaters are better for different areas. Here are a few examples below:

Boiler Heating

Usually, the best way to heat the smaller rooms such as small offices will be through a boiler, feeding hot water to the room through the radiators situated in the rooms. This simple method will work well for small offices but will struggle to heat large workspaces such as factory floors for example.

 

Warm Air Heating

Warm air heating is a popular method to heat a large space such as school gyms and factories. This works by pumping a constant flow of warm air into the area allowing it to fill large spaces. However, there can be a negative to this method of heating. As we all know, heat rises, meaning that if your space has a high roof, a lot of heat will be lost with it rising to an area which has no need to be heated which leads to a less efficient method of heating your large workspace.

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Destratification Fans

Some workspaces have high ceilings and using warm air heaters mean that some of the warm air will rise to the top. This can lead to wasted heat and result in higher energy costs. To stop this we can use suspended destratification fans from the ceiling where the warm air can be recirculated to the floor space.

 

Radiant Heating

Radiant heating is another option. Rather than pumping warm air out into an open space, radiant heating works by heating objects that are close to the heater. This can combat the issue of heat rising to areas that do not need the heat. However, because you have to be close to the heater to receive the heat, this could mean, that in a large room, you may need more radiant tubes installing within the space to heat all areas.

radiant heater

In conclusion, we can see that an efficient industrial heating system can have huge benefits to you in terms of lowering your winter industrial heating costs. If you are interested in profiting from these benefits, please get in touch to see how we can help and advise what type of heating solution would be most cost-effective and efficient for your needs.

Swiftheat provides a wide range of heating solutions as well as experienced gas safe heating engineers.

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The Best Way to Heat Your School

The Best Way to Heat Your School

It is a well-known fact that heating a school can be difficult with maintaining the correct temperature throughout the whole building being a challenge. Here we look at why it is so important to get your heating right within your school, as well as the best ways to achieve this.

Why is it so important to get your heating right within a school?

First of all, it is your responsibility to keep your pupils comfortable and in an environment where they can perform their best, which in return, will benefit your school’s performance. Not only is it common sense that you need to keep your pupils warm in the cold winters we experience, but it is also a legal requirement to do this. According to the NUT, there are different legal requirements of temperature in different rooms within a school such as 18oC in rooms with a normal level of activity. Find out more about the legal requirements here. 

So now that you know why it is important to get your heating just right in schools, take a look at the different ways this can be achieved.

Different options to heat your school

Choosing which heating method will depend on your school and its layout. With the most efficient outcome being decided once all requirements are known. However, here are the main options when it comes to school heating and getting it right in the different rooms within a school.

Boiler Heating

Usually the best way to heat the smaller classrooms within a school will be through a boiler, feeding hot water to the classroom through the radiators situated in the rooms. This simple method will work well for small classrooms but will struggle to heat a large sports hall for example.

boiler heating through radiator

Warm Air Heating

Warm air heating is a popular method to heat a large space such as school gyms and main halls. This works by pumping a constant flow of warm air into the area allowing it to fill large spaces. However, there can be a negative to this method of heating. As we all know, heat rises, meaning that if your school has a high roof, a lot of heat will be lost with it rising to an area which has no need to be heated which leads to a less efficient method of heating your school.

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Destratification Fans

School gyms and hallways have high ceilings and using warm air heaters mean that some of the warm air will rise to the top. This can lead to wasted heat and result in higher energy costs. To stop this we can use suspended destratification fans from the ceiling where the warm air can be recirculated to the floor space.

Destratification Fans

Radiant Heating

Radiant heating is the other option. Rather than pumping warm air out into an open space, radiant heating works by heating objects that are close to the heater. This can combat the issue of heat rising to areas that do not need the heat. However, because you have to be close to the heater to receive the heat, this could mean, that in a large room, you may need more radiant tubes installing within the school to heat all areas.

radiant heater

Conclusion

School heating is important as well as complicated with different types of heating depending on the requirements of your school. At Swiftheat, we have experienced heating experts and are happy to help with your school heating needs. Contact us through our website, email: info@swiftheat.co.uk or by phone on 0161 764 4539

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Why efficient industrial heating is important for your business?

Why efficient industrial heating is important for your business?

Heating your factory, warehouse or even your office is an important aspect for your business. We know this because the comfort of your employees in regards to the temperature they work at can affect their productivity. Matching this with costs for your business, heating can be up there with one of the most expensive costs if you are not careful. Knowing this, the decisions you make when it comes to heating can have a direct effect on your businesses profits.

Some business owners may already have heating for their workspace and believe, “well it ain’t broken so why fix it?”, but having this view may lead to you not gaining from the benefits of upgrading your heating to a more efficient industrial heating system as listed below:

Reduce your costs

Yes, it will cost you money to install a new heating system, but this can prove beneficial in the long run with what this new system will save you in the future.

  •  New, efficient industrial heating solutions use up much less energy and have lower running costs than older heating systems leading to a reduced cost for your business.
  • Having a new industrial heating system will lead to fewer repairs which your older heating system may incur.

 Save the environment

Increased efficiency leads to a more environmentally friendly heating solution and caring for the environment should be something that businesses consider, so upgrading to a more efficient heating system is how you can help.

  • An efficient industrial heating system will use less energy saving you money as well as our planet’s resources.
  •  A built to last, efficient system will last for years meaning fewer repairs and therefore fewer parts being thrown away.

In conclusion, we can see that an efficient industrial heating system can have huge benefits to you in terms of cost-saving as well as a positive impact on the environment. If you are interested in profiting from these benefits, please get in touch to see how we can help and advise what type of heating solution would be most cost-effective and efficient for your needs.

Swiftheat provides a wide range of heating solutions as well as experienced gas safe heating engineers.

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The Best Way To Heat Your Factory

The best way to heat your factory

It is a fact that heating a factory can be a challenge with many struggling to keep a steady ambient temperature. Here we will discuss the different options we have to achieve the right factory temperature, but first, we will begin with why it is so important to get this right.

Why getting your factory temperature is so important?

First of all, it is a legal requirement for employers to provide a reasonable working temperature for their employees. The Approved Code of Practice suggests the minimum temperature in a workplace should normally be at least 16 degrees Celsius. If the work involves rigorous physical effort, the temperature should be at least 13 degrees Celsius.

Not only is it the employers’ responsibility to look after their employees. But it is in their best interests to get this right for their business, as the right working temperature will lead to a more productive workforce.

Different options to heat your factory

Choosing which heating method will depend on your factory and its layout. With the most efficient outcome being decided once all requirements are known. However, here are the 2 main options when it comes to Factory heating.

Warm air heating is a popular method to heat a large space. This works by pumping a constant flow of warm air into the area allowing it to fill large spaces. However, there can be a negative to this method of heating. As we all know, heat rises, meaning that if your factory has a high roof, a lot of heat will be lost with it rising to an area which has no need to be heated which leads to a less efficient method of heating your factory.

suspended warm air heating

Radiant heating is the other option. Rather than pumping warm air out into an open space, radiant heating works by heating objects that are close to the heater. This can combat the issue of heat rising to areas that do not need the heat. However, because you have to be close to the heater to receive the heat, this could mean, that in a large factory, you may need more radiant tubes installing within the factory to heat all areas.

radiant heater

Conclusion

Heating your factory is important as well as complicated with different types of heating depending on the requirements of your factory. At Swiftheat, we have experienced heating experts and are happy to help with your factory heating needs. Contact us through our website, email: info@swiftheat.co.uk or by phone on  0161 764 4539

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