Commercial Heating Manchester’s industrial division have been working harder than ever on a string of large new projects. These include installing a new heating system at an office tower block in Eccles, and a fast food chain restaurant in Manchester, amongst many others.
Industrial heating is generally like any other commercial system, but on a much larger scale. Where one domestic sized boiler may be sufficient to heat a small shop or office, for a large industrial unit like a warehouse or factory, much larger boiler units are required. These industrial boilers come in 3 variations, steam, hot water, and bio mass or waste heat boilers. They can be gigantic in size, and are typically about the size of a large van. These industrial heating units usually have to be custom built.
Industrial heating units are fully customised to the clients requirements, and because they are built to very high and exacting specifications they are extremely efficient, cost-effective and future proof. Most companies would never need to replace their industrial boiler, and some come with a 100 year guarantee.
Because of the nature of industrial heating projects, the installation time is usually longer than that of a standard commercial system, and of course is more expensive. The solutions we create are tailored to our clients exacting requirements, so a lot of planning and project management is required.
If you have an industrial heating project give out expert team a call today for a free site visit and appraisal from one of our specialist engineers.
Saving money on your commercial heating costs is more important than ever. We look at ways in which you can reduce your businesses energy bills.
It seems to be quite a contentious issue, and one that has sparked debate between energy companies, engineers, experts and the general public. We did our own investigations to find out if leaving your commercial heating on all day at a low level is better that turning it on when you need it.
We spoke to British Gas as well as leading heating experts at the Energy Saving Trust for their view, we also compared and analysed data from real life examples.
Our findings have been unanimous, leaving your heating on all day to save money is a myth. By operating your commercial heating system in this way means you will increase your energy bills.
No commercial building is 100% energy efficient, even with double glazing and insulation, there will always be some degree of heat loss, so taking that into account, if your heating is on all day, you’ll be losing heat all day too.
The best advice we can give is to use your heaters timer so that the heating comes on at certain times. We also offer a range of app-controlled wireless systems that allow you to control your commercial heating from your smartphone. You can monitor and adjust the temperature, set timers and even control different zones, from anywhere in the world!
For more advice or to speak to us about our WiFi controlled commercial heating systems, call our friendly team today.
Ever since the introduction of the smoking ban in Manchester and indeed the Britain over 10 years ago now, there has been an increasing trend for heated outdoor areas.
The number of outside areas for pubs, bars and restaurants are becoming increasingly popular, and people are actually favouring establishments that have considered it’s patrons who provided a comfortable, warm outdoor environment.
With the advent of more affordable and reliable outdoor heating solutions, it’s now easier and cheaper than ever to heat your outdoor space, whether it be for commercial applications or private domestic use.
Infra red outdoor heaters are by far the safest option. The run off the mains power supply, and can be installed with a time delay switch, so that then can be used immediately, and as and when required. Infra red heaters provide instant heat, there is now warm up time required. This means they do not have to run for prolonged periods of time.
The units are very small and discreet, so they will not be unsightly. Because they provide direct radiational heat which can travel over a long distance, they can be mounted in a high position, minimising the rest of injury or tampering/vandalism.
Infra red electric heater are also completely silent, and do not produce a burning smell, meaning they are ideal for residential and outdoor areas like restaurants and bars. The heaters are also weather proof, so you don’t need to worry about protecting them from the rain.
We can supply and fit a range of outdoor heating solutions, so please contact our team for more information today.
Electrical heating solutions can be hugely beneficial in certain commercial applications. There are many advantages of electrical heating systems and appliances. Here we will list the pros and cons for commercial electrical heating:
Very efficient at heating small areas
Instant heat - no build up or warming up time
Direct heat - heat can be directed accurately to specific areas
Low running costs
Low maintenance - there are usually no mechanical or moving parts that would usually require maintenance
Reliable - the systems are usually very simple, and therefore less things to go wrong
Cheap purchase price - appliances are usually at a lower cost than their gas powered counterparts
Only efficient if heating small areas - trying to heat a large area will result in higher running costs
High installation costs - some applications can be quite expensive to fit
Can be dangerous - electrical filaments get extremely hot
When it comes to choosing electrical heating over the other options, it is important to asses the requirements for the system, the location and it’s intended use. Our expert commercial heating engineers can give you the best advice, and can provide a free site appraisal, so call us today to arrange a visit.
Traditional underfloor heating has long been the exclusive domain of wealth homeowners with larger properties, but with the advancement of technology, reduced production costs, and time saving fitting procedures, the systems are available now to a wider audience.
One particular industry taking advantage of this revelation is the commercial sector. Commercial properties both new and old can now benefit from the economical advantages of underfloor heating.
Our commercial heating engineers can provide innovative solutions to any industrial, private and public spaces, but we have noticed a rise in the installation of underfloor heating specified in architectural and engineers plans for new build commercial properties.
Underfloor heating is available in two forms for commercial applications: wet - which is hot water focused, and wired - which is electrically powered. There are advantages to both, and the right system depends on various factors, and the best option will be ascertained by an engineer.
The fitting of underfloor heating is made much easier when it comes to new build commercial development, as it can be installed at certain stages of the building construction, meaning there would be no need for any dismantling, it is just fitted in to empty floor space and the construction work just continues around the system once it is fitted.
We can provide a free consultation for fitting underfloor heating for new commercial developments, so please give our team a call today.
The HVR Heating and Ventilating Review awards close their books on new entries on Thursday 30th June 2016.
An independent judging panel will review submissions from some of the UK’s biggest and most prolific commercial heating companies, all vying for the accolade of becoming an award winner in this years competition.
There are 9 commercial heating categories which are designed to scrutinise all aspects of the entrant’s pitches as they fight for the number one spot, and the coveted trophy. The categories range from ‘commercial heating product of the year’ which is open to manufacturers or anyone who has launched a relevant product into the market place, to ‘contractor of the year’ which marks the achievements of the most successful commercial heating contractors.
The awards ceremony will be held at the 5 star luxury Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday 27th October 2016 and is designed to showcase and celebrate excellence and achievements of those involved in the UK’s commercial heating industry.
The event is set to be a glamorous affair, with pre-event receptions and networking opportunities and a gala dinner. But no black tie dinner would be complete without an after party, with plenty of drinks and live music.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, and it’s sure to be a fantastic evening. We wish all entrants the best of luck.
By law, all commercial properties must carry an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) if they wish to present for sale or rent. This legislation brought in by the Energy Saving Trust ensures complete transparency for any potential new owners or tenants.
You may have noticed the stickers on new appliances that are multi-coloured, and indicate how energy efficient it is, this is the same as an EPC, but it displays the energy efficiency of the building as a whole. It’s graded on a letter based system, scoring it A (for ‘very efficient’) to G (for inefficient).
The EPC also gives the person that will be using the building how much the expected energy costs will be, as well as what the carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be.
An EPC will provide recommendations on the areas that can be improved to increase energy efficiency, and lower bills. These can be a range of suggestions, from insulation to energy efficient lightbulbs. It may be a case that the commercial boiler is outdated, and replacing it will be beneficial.
EPCs are valid for ten years, but they can be renewed at any time to reflect any changes the landlord or own makes to the building to improve the energy efficiency.
To get your own EPC report you need to go to an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor to survey your building and appliances, or get your estate agent to make the necessary arrangements
As you would with your home, the appliances and heating system should be regularly checked in your commercial property too.
Any appliance using gas should be checked as often as possible, and at least once a year. These appliances include cookers, boilers, fires and heaters, stoves, gas powered furnaces and even gas powered air conditioning. The main dangers are a faulty appliance can cause a Carbon Monoxide (CO) leak, and give you CO poisoning. This as well all know can be fatal. Because it’s an odourless and tasteless innocuous gas, it is extremely dangerous.
We recommend a CO level monitor, it will alert you to any potential leaks. Symptoms of a CO leak include dizziness, nausea, breathlessness and collapse.
Aside from CO leaks, gas leaks are also another potentially lethal problem. Gas leaks are much easier to spot, as gas is scented with a very distinctive smell. If a gas leak occurs and fills a room, a tiny spark is all it would take to ignite a catastrophic explosion. Gas leaks are to blame for the destruction of hundreds of properties including commercial and domestic buildings throughout the North West.
If you discover a leak you should immediately evacuate the area, and alert the authorities immediately. If safe ti do so, you should isolate the gas supply at the mains, and ventilate the area by opening windows.
You can often tell if a gas appliance is faulty by looking out for telltale signs, these include: a very weak and yellow flame as opposed to a strong blue flame, and suspect black marks around the appliance. If you see any of the signs you should cease the use it immediately.
If you’re concerned about your commercial heating safety, give our team a call today, and we’ll send an engineer out.
With so many cowboys and fraudulent companies out there, it is essential that you check the credentials of not only the company that your hire to take on the work, but also those of the individuals they employ.
When it comes to commercial heating, the laws are different to that of domestic heating, and so you could be personably liable for any dodgy work that has been carried out, or worse still, if an accident happens because of shoddy workmanship.
You are well within your rights to refuse entry to anyone without the correct identification or credentials. All of our staff carry an ID card, and are fully Gas Safe registered.
These laws are very strict, and for good reason. Becoming Gas Safe registered is not a simple process, and many potential engineers fail. The scheme ensures that gas safety is maintained to the highest standards.
But this legislation doesn’t always mean people are going to play by the rules, and it has been reported that over a million gas jobs per year are completed be someone who is not gas safe registered. This is a scary trend, because they are effectively endangering peoples lives, it means there is a higher risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks and even explosions.
These rogue gas fitters are even working on commercial heating jobs, so be vigilant, and do not endanger you life and the lives of others by allowing these un-qualified engineers to work on your premises.
If you are unsure, you can check that the company and the engineer are registered by visiting www.gassaferegister.co.uk
The last 12 months have seen a rapid growth for Commercial Heating Manchester, and we have secured even more contracts for the foreseeable future. Having been the market leader now for a number of years, it has taken a lot of hard work to be able to comfortably say we are the number one commercial heating company in the North West.
With our growth we have been able to tackle bigger an bigger jobs, work like installing boilers and heating systems to entire office and tower blocks is now possible. Many smaller commercial heating companies are not able to contract for large jobs.
We have a great team of commercial heating engineers in place, and we ensure regular training and obtain the latest certifications and qualifications. Being Gas Safe registered is essential, and we always take the greatest care when is comes to our clients and the public’s safety.
With our fantastic team and work ethic, we aim to continue to grow and dominate the commercial heating market in the North West.
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