Office heating is one of the most difficult things to get right.
For starters, when you’re moving into a new office, you are thinking of a lot of issues before the heating system even becomes a consideration. Heating an office is very different from heating a home. There’s a whole collection of different practical elements to keep in mind, plus a plethora of different people to cater to.
Below are some of our top tips on heating an office, as well as a collection of radiator types and heating options which will help you to keep your office comfortable and your employees happy.
#1 Office heating problems
The heating is not the first aspect you’ll think about when moving into your new office, but with a new place of business comes new expenses, and finding great value options which will keep your home in good condition.
Whether you go for aluminum or a stainless steel radiator, you can find some crucial factors to keep in mind.
#2 Lots of people to cater for
An office will cater to all different types of people, and it’s not surprising that they might have their own preferred temperature.
The key to office heating is finding a happy medium for everyone, even if that does mean one or two people opt to wear a jumper through their day in the office.
#3 Day time office hours
Keep in mind that you won’t be heating the office through the night. Most offices are open from 9 till 6, meaning that the coldest time of the day does not need to be heated.
If the office is on one floor of a larger building, then you might find that the heating is regulated throughout the building by the maintenance staff.
If it is a floor by floor situation, then your company may have more of a hand in the matter.
#4 Larger space
Keep in mind that the BTU output will be far higher in an office than it will be in a smaller living space. This is because offices are usually higher ceilinged and larger open plan spaces.
If you have meeting rooms and offices which are separate from the rest of the building, then you may want to work out their BTU separately to the other spaces.
#5 Appliances can cause heat too
Remember that an office is usually full of computers. Computers internal circuits can generate heat, that’s why computers are equipped with fans.
This may very well mean that you don’t need to turn your heating up as high as you think you do, especially when you take into account the number of bodies in your office. If you didn’t know, human bodies also generate heat!
#6 How many windows do you have?
Larger offices often have many windows. If the sun is out, you might find that the office creates a sort of greenhouse effect, again meaning that you don’t have to heat your office as powerfully as you might first think.
#7 What radiator should your office go for?
There are three main types of a radiator which work well with an office space. First off, the electric radiator gives you more flexibility when heating, being able to turn separate units on and off when the employees, please.
Secondly, the vertical radiator brings a striking balance of art and warmth, all while saving space. A subtler option is the heated electric panel, which offers great value and easy install, but is not as efficient as your everyday radiator.
What are you doing to heat your office?