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A Buyer’s Guide For Industrial Heaters

factory heating installationThe UK has just endured one of the coldest winters in recent years and every heating system throughout the country has been severely tested to the limits.

Some will have come through the challenge with ease but some may have fallen by the wayside.

However, there will also be those that have just about made it through to spring but the chances of seeing it through another winter are slim.

If your heating system is on its last legs, or you would just like to have something more reliable and efficient, then we have produced a short guide for buyers to consider when looking for a new industrial heating system.

Efficiency

Making sure that your equipment is efficient as possible is hugely important, especially given the rise in energy bills over the past decade. Although a new heating system may cost you a few thousand, the long term benefits will be far more cost effective.

Insulation

Does your property have adequate insulation? If not you could be losing heat and money. For example, if you opted for a condensing heater but your insulation was insufficient, your purchase will become pointless. For an efficient heating system to work properly you must ensure that your insulation is up to scratch as heat will always try and find a way to escape.

Industry

When looking for a new heating system you must consider your building type. If your factory contains chemicals that need to be kept at a certain temperature then radiant heating is your best option. Radiant heating can ensure that certain areas retain the heat but have a different temperature somewhere else. You must also think about your main exit points. For example, if you run a garage and your doors are always open the energy from a warm air heater will leave the building straight away.

Fix or replace

If the thought of replacing your heating system fills you with dread the other option is to get it repaired. If it’s a relatively new system a repair should fix the problem. However, if it’s getting on in years you must weigh up a number of factors. How much will it cost to repair? How confident are you that your system will survive? Will you actually be losing cash by continuing to use an inefficient product? At Heaters Wholesale we can carry out repairs and customers who have their annual service with us will receive a priority service.

If you are considering installing a new heating system, give our sales team a call on 0116 269 7697 or email sales@heaterswholesale.co.uk We are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Taking the Hard Work Out Of Heating Your Factory

Taking the Hard Work Out Of Heating Your Factory

We all work better if the temperature isn’t something we have to consider. Too hot, too cold; either one of these worries means less time is spent thinking about the job in hand and more of it feeling the effects of a poor working environment. When it’s just right, the thought doesn’t even enter our heads, leaving the workforce free to be at their best. With large industrial units prone to the cold, you may have considered a new industrial heating solution, but have given up, due to the long installation times, the ductwork and the cost.

Here at Heaters Wholesale, we supply a range of industrial and commercial heaters that make staying warm a breeze! Our gas-fired unit heaters are the answer to all your problems.

So why could a gas-fired warm air unit heater be ideal for you?

All factories, warehouses, workshops or similar such spaces are different, and as such your heating system needs to be able to contend with the building’s extremities. With either wall or roof penetration, these heaters allow you, or our expert team, to decide the best installation options, for only the best results!

With low thermal inertia and an air-to-air heating system, you’ll find the range on offer at Heaters Wholesale to be one of the most effective, delivering not only convenience and consistency but quality and reliability as well.

The high suspension options allow for a space-saving heating solution, whilst reinforced support rods, weatherproof flashing and a mounted cantilever bracket (where applicable) bring peace of mind to set-up, so you can rest assured your heating isn’t going anywhere once you’ve chosen with us. Extensive controls and a digital time clock round of this comprehensive heating package.

Here at Heaters Wholesale, we’re proud to offer you solutions to all aspects of your commercial and industrial heating woes. These solutions afford you practicality and efficiency, all of the time. For the easiest way to heat your unit today, call 0116 269 7697 for your free site survey today.

 

Keeping A Warehouse Warm Is A Hot Topic

Keeping A Warehouse Warm Is A Hot Topic

Keeping a warehouse warm can prove troublesome. With so many issues to take into account, you really do have to speak to the experts about what is right for your business.

Fortunately you are in great hands at Heaters Wholesale. With more than 30 years’ experience in the trade, warming a warehouse effectively is second nature to us.

Our warehouse heating section clearly shows you the range of products available to choose from. This includes warm air heaters, eco condensing heating, linear radiant heaters and U-tube radiant heaters among others.

One of the first factors to assess when choosing a warm air heating system for your warehouse is to weigh up your business activities. Do you store lots of chemicals or stock fresh food for example? Are the loading bay doors constantly in use? The answers to these questions will play a huge part in whether we recommend warm air heating or radiant heaters.

The second point to consider is the size of the warehouse. Sites with vast floor space may require a system that packs a real punch, like warm air heating. However, if you are short of space you may be best looking at a ceiling mounted heating system.

Another element that needs careful consideration is zoning. If the warehouse has numerous sections, particularly some that are in constant use and those that are never used, then we would advise you to look at a radiant system. This would allow you to target specific rooms with warmth when needed.

We know how vital an efficient heating system is to your warehouse, that’s why we are pleased to pass on our expert knowledge to all of our customers.

If you are looking for a system to control the heat inside your warehouse then please take advantage of our free site survey. Simply call us on 0116 464 9815 and book in today. Alternatively email sales@heaterswholesale.co.uk and we will be back in touch.

The difference between heat and temperature

The difference between heat and temperature

How much do we really understand the difference between heat and temperature and how it is conducted?

If we think of a cup of hot tea, when we hold onto the cup it feels warm to the touch. Heat moves from the cup to my hand, showing us that warm things will heat cold things by the transfer of heat or heat energy.

So to explain, the cup of tea was hot in comparison to my hand. When I held the cup the molecules in my hand moved faster as heat energy flowed from the mug to my hand. As a result the mug had then less heat energy as this had been transferred to the colder item (my hand) and the molecules within the cup begins to move slower and will continue to decrease in temperature until the mug reaches the temperature of the room.

Two cold items can actually heat one another if you were to rub the two together. Heat is not a calorific object but a form of energy created by the movement of molecules in any object.

How do we measure the amount of heat energy that an object has?

Temperature is the measure of how much heat energy an object has.

These 3 statements are all correct

  1. The mug of tea has a higher temperature than my hand
  2. The molecules in the mug of tea are moving faster than the molecules in my hand
  3. Heat energy will flow in the direction from the tea to my hand (not vice versa)

Heat can be transferred in one of 3 forms:

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation

Heat conduction or thermal conduction is the process where heat is transferred within a body due to the collision of neighbouring particles. For example:

A child that has been out in the snow all day, comes into the house and cuddles up to his mother to keep warm. This is because the heat is transferred from the mothers’ body to his body using conduction.

Heat convection occurs when heat is transferred through a liquid or gas by the hotter material moving into a cooler area

Boiling water is a great example of everyday convection. Heat passes from the burner into the pot, heating the water from the bottom. The hot water then rises and the cooler water moves down to replace it causing a circular motion.

Radiation

The term radiation refers to energy that travels through space or matter in the form of energetic waves or particles (called infrared light). When radiation occurs, waves move out in all directions from the producer of the energy.

For example when you park your car when you arrive at work on a sunny day with no shade, the car will heat up throughout the day as the energy from the sun is transferred to the car which is held by the vehicle and released throughout the day, making the car extremelywarm when you enter it. 

We can use all of these forms of heat transfer to warm us, when we are cold. In a work environment you conduction would not really be used as a good form would be to use a hot water bottle.

Convection is often used in warehouse heating and factory heating in the form of industrial warm air heaters. Warm air heating works by pulling the cold air within the building and pushing it over the heat exchanger where the cold air is heated and then pushed out via a fan into the building, where the air is distributed around the building until the room reaches the required temperature.

Radiation is often used when considering garden centre heating using infrared radiant heaters. These work by heating the objects in the room, rather than the air and releasing the heat energy during the day, helping to maintain a comfortable temperature for the employees, customers and a perfect environment for plant growth.

Heaters Wholesale specialise in providing high quality industrial heating solutions across the U.K. Including warm air heating for your factory, or radiant heaters for your garden centre.

How Radiant Differs Between Other Traditional Heating Methods.

How Radiant Differs Between Other Traditional Heating Methods.

Ever since the onset of the industrial revolution and the beginning of manufacturing, Factory Heating buildings and warehouses’ struggled to retain the heat within the premises. Since the development of the of the warm air heating technology, the industrial heating market has evolved and grown from strength to strength.

A case in point is how popular infrared radiant heating has become throughout the years, compared to the traditional Warm Air Heating. They both hold their attributes, but, depending on the building, Infrared Heating can represent the most efficient heating solution, for factory and warehouse heating.

Many factory premises there was many years ago, and although structurally resilient, there was little concern over heat loss as there  was no significant thought into energy savings like today.

For example, the high ceilings that you often see in many industrial premises tend to lead to a process called stratification. This is where the air in the room arranges itself into layers of temperatures, ascending from the cold air at the ground level to warmer air towards the ceiling of the building.

By contrast, infrared radiant heaters work like the sun which transmits infrared rays into the room, which is then absorbed by the objects and people within the building. This heat is then slowly released over time allowing the place to remain at a comfortable temperature throughout the day. This can reduce the likelihood of stratification, meaning less heat loss through the roof and a potential saving on your energy use.

Will Infrared heating suit my building?

Each property will differ, with many factors that can identify whether radiant heaters are the right choice for you. Look around your property do any of the below apply?

Do you have high ceilings?

Do you regularly use loading bays with open shutters that increase the escape of the warm air?

Are your energy bills excessive?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you may benefit from the installation of radiant tube heaters, and may benefit from a site survey carried out by a fully qualified installer to assess the most efficient way to heat your premises.

Heaters Wholesale will provide you with a free site survey, to determine which heating solution will suit your business with personnel trained to the highest standards, using only the highest quality equipment. Call today and speak to one of our friendly customer service team to arrange for a free survey.