Efficient and Affordable Commercial Heating Options
A commercial heating service goes beyond fitting radiators and basic heating systems, incorporating larger systems like commercial fans, large radiant heaters and air curtains. With so many varieties of heating units available, retail units, offices, warehouses, and other commercial properties have a lot to consider.
The Three Major Commercial Heating Options
- Air Curtains
Air Curtains are a commercial heating unit that protect against the high costs of heating and air conditioning. They also ensure that heat cannot easily get in or out of a building. These barriers ensure that it’s easier for a commercial or other business space to maintain a constant room temperature.
Air curtains work by separating two zones where temperatures are intended to be different, using an invisible curtain of air. They do not use physical barriers, but instead use fast moving air to block air movement from one room into another. This creates a transparent barrier and allows for operating one cold room and one warmer room right next to one another without a door.
The air curtain unit is typically installed above a door or partition, and a reliable commercial heating service will scope out an office or commercial space to find the ideal place for it to be fitted.
- Radiant Heaters
Radiant heaters are a traditional yet extremely effective form of heating. These heaters work in the same way as the sun heating the planet from above. Positions typically in the corners of the ceiling, a radiant heater will radiate heat outwards and fill the room.
These heaters provide instant heating with no moving parts, meaning there is no hum or other sounds when they are switched on. They also offer a low capital cost, allowing the user to heat only certain sections of a building.
Using infrared energy that is converted to heat when absorbed by objects in the room, a radiant heater system is extremely efficient and cheap for a business to set up. A commercial heating service will be able to locate the most efficient places for these to be fitted and install them.
These heaters can even be fitted outside, making them popular with venues that have large outdoor spaces for people to gather.
- Commercial Fans
Commercial fan systems use a fan and heating elements to direct heat outwards. This is an economical form of heating. It’s easy to install and air flow can be directed any which way the customer wants. This system also does not require pre-heating, meaning that as the elements are switched on and become hot, the room can be heated by simply switching on the fan. This provides a sudden boost in temperature, however, it is not ideal for managing a steady temperature.
Fans must be placed in a way that stops airflows from clashing, and any professional heating expert will be able to install them in an efficient way. Temperature can be increased more rapidly by increasing the speed of the fans, moving more hot air towards the center of the room more quickly.