Which Heater Will Suit My Workplace?
When cold weather hits in winter, it’s not just our homes that we need to keep warm and cosy but our businesses and workplaces too. Finding the right heating solution in a commercial environment can often be more complex. There are more people around with competing preferences and unique layouts that affect what kind of heater is appropriate. This guide provides some tips on finding a good option in different workplace environments.
Offices and Warehouses
The most important consideration when heating an office is the size of the area you are looking to heat. Are you heating small, individual spaces or a large open plan office? If you’re looking to have fast, localised heat, then space heating may be the best option. Even in open-plan offices, these are good options as it allows individuals to control the amount of heat they want as opposed to arguing over what temperature the split system should be set to.
Often, heating a localised area just isn’t enough, especially in colder climates like Melbourne and in a space with a lot of people. This is almost always best addressed with a well-designed ducted heating system. It’s also a much more efficient option compared to space heaters. A quality split system can also work if it’s impractical to have a central heating system installed.
In hospitality workplaces, different areas of the building have different climate requirements. The kitchen is unlikely to require a heater for example as it will warm up naturally as a result of the cooking taking place. In a café or restaurant, you should generally avoid placing a heater directly above customers who are eating a meal unless it is particularly cold (e.g. in an outdoor space). The best option is a quality split system indoors and space heaters outdoors.
What About Hydronic Heating?
If you have the option to have hydronic heating installed in your commercial space, it’s a great option. Using warm water that is pumped through insulated panels under the floor or in wall-mounted panels, hydronic heaters are incredibly energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Hydronic heating is a sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing way to warm up a variety of commercial spaces such as retail stores, offices, foyers in large commercial builders, restaurants, healthcare buildings and more. One of the most popular aspects of this kind of heating is that it doesn’t agitate people with asthma or other sensitivities associated with split systems and other heaters.
Quality Commercial Heating Systems in Melbourne
If you’re looking for a split system, ducted heating or hydronic heating for your commercial space, the team at Efficient Pure Plumbing can help. We’re the Melbourne experts in heating and cooling, with over 20 years of experience providing quality domestic and commercial heating solutions. Call us today for a free quote on 03 9792 3261 or contact us online.