How To Heat A Warehouse

The top four things to consider when heating an entire warehouse or factory are:

  • Floor Space

    How big is the area you want to heat? This dictates which heating equipment to use and how many units.

  • Heat Load

    What’s in the warehouse or factory? Machinery, people, stock or something else? Each has its own heat load and again dictates which heating equipment to use.

  • Power

    What kind of power is available? Is there enough power for additional heating?

  • Unit Location and Access Points

    Where can the heating units be placed? How will the hot air enter the space?

Once these variables are known the relevant equipment can be chosen.

Entire Warehouse Heating

Warehouse heating uses a lot of energy and can be costly. Because of this, gas heating is most commonly used. However, due to increasing OH & S concerns about the ventilation of gas heaters, plant and warehouse managers are looking for safer ways to use them or alternatives.

There are three main options for entire warehouse heating:

  • Gas Boiler and Air Handler/s Combination

    Boilers sized anywhere from 300kw to the truly staggering 1500kw, plus relevant air handlers, are sufficient for most warehouse heating requirements.

    The boiler is placed outside, therefore eliminating ventilation concerns and connects to either existing natural gas outlets or LPG cylinders.

    In essence,  the boiler heats water which is then pumped to the associated air handlers via 100mm flexible hoses. Depending on the warehouse environment, the air handlers can be placed either inside or out from which the warm air is distributed throughout the warehouse where and as needed.

  • HVAC Packaged Unit Air Conditioner

    The HVAC Packaged Unit provides 200 kW of heat, blowing at an enormous 6100L / second.

    Like the boiler, this unit sits outside eliminating gas ventilation concerns. The warm air is ducted in and distributed either via free ducts or ducting towers.

    The Packaged Unit connects to either existing natural gas outlets or LPG cylinders.

  • Electric Blower Heater

    Although electric, the Electric Blower Heater is still cost effective. It provides 21kW of heat, blowing at 3060L / second. This unit is a firm favourite of plant and warehouse managers countrywide.

  • Jetfire Gas Heater

    The Jetfire Gas Heater provides instant, reliable and efficient heat. Note that due to it being gas powered and the fierce heat it blows out, it must only be used in well ventilated areas and must not be touched or approached within 2m when operating.

Spot Heating In A Warehouse

Sometimes only a single spot within a warehouse or factory needs to be heated. For example a person on a production line, an admin desk or a lunch break area. If this is the case then the electric radiant heater is the best option.

Something Unique?

If you have a unique heating requirement then give us a call or drop us an email. We have designed numerous custom warehouse heating solutions.

We provide heater hire in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, Canberra and many places in between.

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