Commercial heating

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If you own a business or work in an office, then the chances are that you need to keep the people there warm during the cold winter months. Commercial heating systems can help do this by providing heat and hot water for their employees. But with so many different types of commercial heating systems available, how will you know which one is best for your needs?

This blog post discusses what commercial heating is, common problems with it, and what to look for when choosing a system.

What is commercial heating?

Commercial heating is heating systems that are used in offices, stores, warehouses and other commercial buildings. Many different heating systems are available for commercial use, including oil or gas heaters, a heat exchanger system, destratification heating, and air rotation. The type of system you need will depend on the size of your building and what you want it to do.

Types of commercial heating systems and how they work

  • Oil or gas heating 

An oil-fired boiler is one option when looking at home heating options because it has proven reliable over time. It works by burning fuel (typically #oil), which produces hot exhaust gases that flow through metal ducts throughout the building. They transfer their heat water within them before being exhausted through a chimney. This type of heating is popular when multiple buildings are on one site, such as in an industrial estate. They produce moist heat, leading to condensation problems and corrosion within the building if maintenance isn’t carried out correctly (e.g., flue terminals).

  • Heat exchanger system

A heat exchanger system has two parts: heating water and heating air using steam or hot water from the first part (or via separate boilers). The advantage of this type of commercial heating option is that it allows you to control humidity levels throughout different areas – something significant in office spaces where people spend most hours during the day due to their working environment requirements.

  • Destratification heating

This type of commercial heating system is a great choice when looking for ways to heat an open-plan office, as it distributes the heated air evenly throughout each part of the room. In this case, hot water or steam from boilers heats warm air that moves through distribution ducts and becomes cold in other parts before going back into the boiler to repeat its cycle.

  • Heat pumps

A heat pump uses refrigerant gas which either absorbs or releases heat energy to move things around (e.g., your car’s AC). This means they can cool and heat parts within a building, so there are no surprises regarding temperature levels. The downside with these types of systems is that they aren’t efficient during the winter. That means your utility bills will be higher than if you were to use gas or oil systems.

  • Air rotation

This system is pretty self-explanatory as it uses air movement for heat exchange between warm and cold parts of a room through vents on the floor, wall, and ceiling. This method isn’t prevalent because it doesn’t provide even heating throughout each area of space. However, modern versions have fans that cause heated air to move more quickly, but they are still not seen as efficient ways of distributing heat.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive solution with less upkeep required, then choosing one of these options may work out well for you, depending on what type of commercial building you own.

  • HVAC systems

HVAC systems have become the most popular choice for commercial buildings in the United Kingdom. They are highly effective when it comes to heating and air conditioning your space, making them a great option if you want to maintain comfort levels throughout all seasons of the year. They are also incredibly efficient and easy to use, often resulting in significant cost savings when compared to other types of commercial heating systems.

Another benefit of installing an HVAC system is that they are incredibly durable and long-lasting, which means you won’t have to worry about replacing them for a very long time, if at all.

Pros of installing a commercial heating system:

There are numerous benefits to using one of these systems from an energy standpoint. In addition, they require less maintenance and have longer operating life spans than other types of heaters, which are suitable for your bottom line. The following list outlines some additional pros.

  • They usually come with warranties that last at least ten years, depending on the manufacturer and product you choose. This means you don’t have to worry about needing costly repairs shortly or replacing it before its time because a warranty will cover it until then.
  • Another benefit is that the operating costs are relatively low. This is good for your wallet and the environment.

Common problems with commercial heating systems and how to fix them

Sometimes, commercial heating systems can have issues, and it’s essential you know how to fix them. There are a few common problems like airflow issues, odd noises and cycling problems.

  • Airflow problems

One of the most common commercial heating system problems is the lack of airflow in certain areas or throughout the entire building. Commercial equipment usually has an electric blower which causes this issue when it fails to turn on due to wiring issues or because something else malfunctions and prevents it from running correctly. We can often fix these things by simply checking out what could potentially cause any obstructions between the heater and where it’s blowing hot air into that may block airflow.

  • Odd noises

Another thing that happens with many systems is they sometimes make odd sounds such as gurgling, popping or hissing. These sounds can be caused by low water levels, air pockets in the system or something similar. If you are experiencing odd noises coming from your heating equipment, you should always check it out because it is probably not an issue. Still, it could escalate into a more significant problem down the line if left unchecked.

  • Cycling problems

Sometimes when your commercial heater is on and working correctly, there will still be times when it won’t work correctly because of cycling issues, which means that either due to temperature fluctuations inside or outside of your building, this doesn’t allow constant heat throughout the entire building. This usually happens with forced-air systems, so it’s essential to check out what may cause these temperature changes, whether weather-related or something else going on with your building.

  • Drain line problems

If you have an oil or gas-fired heating system, it’s essential to ensure that your drain lines are working correctly. These must work for the combustion process to flow smoothly. Without proper draining of gases and fluids, cleaning out these systems may lead to more severe problems down the line, such as fuel leaks, which could eventually cause significant safety issues with the employees inside and in any surrounding buildings.

  • Lack of maintenance

Commercial heating systems have many more components than you may think, and if not properly maintained, they can lead to severe problems, includi*ng damage, electrical performance issues etc. When someone comes out for repairs on any piece of equipment like this, make sure they are trained in the service or understand how these things work so you don’t run into more significant problems later down the line.

What to look for in a commercial heating system

Before going for a commercial heating system, make sure to do your research and ask the necessary questions.

  • Energy efficiency – the heating system you choose should be energy efficient. Not only will this help save on your monthly bill it can also reduce emissions which is good for the environment
  • Whole life cost and warranty – make sure to ask about both of these things before purchasing a commercial heating system, sometimes one may seem cheaper initially, but over time, it costs more.
  • Installation and repair costs– if something does go wrong with your commercial heaters or even just in general, then check what kind of labour they offer as well as how much that would usually cost. Hence, you are prepared when possible problems arise down the line.

Types of commercial heating equipment

There are several types of commercial heating equipment that are used in different businesses. These include

  • Boilers

Boilers are used in places like hotels and apartment buildings. They produce steam distributed throughout the building, which provides hot water or heating services to tenants.

  • Furnaces

Different types of furnaces include forced-air (ducted) and radiant (floor/wall). Forced air furnaces work by pushing heated air through a system of ducts into spaces that serve as heat for climate control purposes. Radiant floor furnace systems consist of individual zones controlled by thermostats placed within each zone’s floors radiating heat from beneath them.

  • Air handlers

An Air handler is used in large commercial applications such as grocery stores, warehouses, offices and malls because it can provide both cooling and heating capabilities when installed with a heat pump.

  • Pumps

The types of pumps are variable speed, single speed and two-speed. They also come in electric or high-pressure steam models to provide boosted water flow for commercial applications that need it most, like laundromats, hospitals and restaurants with dishwashers.

  • Fans

A fan is used when there isn’t any ductwork available. They blow air through open windows into indoor spaces where the temperature needs to be increased by adding humidity, thus making the area feel warmer even though actual room temperatures may not have risen significantly. The more humid a space becomes (like during rainy weather), the less effectively you can use window fans and dehumidifiers that pull moisture from the air and release it into the atmosphere.

The process we use to install commercial heating systems:

We begin with careful planning using our expertise in delivering an effective result – whether you’re looking for new equipment installation, replacement services or complete renovations. Our team will assess customer needs based upon their unique requirements before providing recommendations for installation, replacement and new equipment.

How to find qualified professionals for your commercial heating installation project:

For customers looking to install or replace their existing unit, we recommend working with a professional contractor with experience in these areas of expertise. We can deliver the best results at an affordable price. We only work with certified technicians who also carry insurance coverage, so you know they’ll be around long after our initial meeting is over.

This way, if anything goes wrong throughout the entire process, we’re able to provide fast repairs without any extra fees or hidden costs associated with it down the line. Some contractors may offer lower prices than others – but not all prices come without strings attached!

The benefits of installing an energy-efficient HVAC system into your building that will save you money on power bills every month

Recently, there has been a strong push to go green and find more sustainable solutions for our future on this planet. As a result, HVAC systems have been using less energy and causing lower carbon footprints.

Ways that new or updated HVAC systems can reduce the risk of future break-downs while also increasing comfort levels for employees and customers alike

Focusing on a few critical aspects of how you should be going about your commercial heating installation project will help you work with a group of professionals who are suitable for the job – not just anyone who seems like they could do it! If any problems arise, we’ll know exactly what needs to happen to get things back up and running as soon as possible so you don’t lose business from unhappy patrons.

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