industrial warm air heating

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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