There are plenty of options available to you when it comes to warehouse heating. For example, there’s cabinet heaters, and suspended heaters that are mounted to the ceiling. For some warehouses though, radiant tube heating is the best way to keep them warm during Manchester winters. Here’s when they’re most useful, and how best to maintain them through servicing.
Most commercial heaters will use equipment that heats the air around them. That makes them efficient at keeping the space warm, so employees can work comfortably and any stock is kept at the right temperature.
However, there are some times when this kind of heating isn’t efficient. Does your warehouse need to have the doors opened regularly, for example to let more deliveries in? If there are doors being frequently opened to the outside, or being left open for longer periods of time, then warm air heaters aren’t going cut it. The warm air will simply escape as soon as you open the doors, wasting energy and leaving the warehouse cold.
To avoid this, the best option is to use radiant tube heaters. These are designed to warm people and objects, rather than the air around them. They provide warm by emitting infrared radiation from a hot surface, and can provide instant warmth. As such, they’re highly useful for keeping staff warm in cold environments.
They’re also helpful no matter what kind of space you have. These heaters can be placed on the floor, or mounted to the ceiling if needs be. If you don’t have a lot of floor space, it’s a good option.
It’s especially important that they’re serviced, as they use gas to power the heating element. As they’re a gas powered device, you’ll need to get a gas safety certificate annually for them, so they can legally be used. A servicing company, such as us, will be able to provide that for you. We’re able to service both natural gas and LPG powered heaters, so we can cover all the bases.
Legally, your radiant tube heaters need to be serviced at least once a year, so you can get the gas safety certificate. Is that enough though?
It’s actually better to have them serviced once every six months. When you do this, you’ll be able to keep on top of any issues, before they go on long enough to cause serious problems. You don’t want your heaters to break down, especially in the middle of winter. When you have regular services, those issues will be picked up quickly and handled. That will avoid any break downs, and costs associated with them.
There are some things to keep in mind when you’re having your radiant tube heaters serviced. Firstly, think about where they’re located. If they’re standing on the floor, then you won’t need to worry about service technicians getting to them and working on them. If they’re mounted on the ceiling though, that’s going to cause more problems.
If they are on the ceiling, you’ll need to let your commercial heater service team know. If they’re more than three meters in the air, then they’ll need a cherry picker to reach and work on them. Good service teams, such as us, will have this equipment ready to use.
You’ll also need to factor in how long the servicing will take. Each heater can take one to two hours each, depending on age and whether any repairs need to be done. They’ll be out of service while this is happening, so you may need different arrangements for heating while this is happening.
Getting your radiant tube heaters serviced regularly is essential. Not only is it the law, but you’ll save yourself a lot of money, time and effort when you stop breakdowns in their tracks. Get in touch today, and we can help you get a service arranged for your heating system.