Installing new radiators for your home is one thing, but installing one in your business is another.
There are plenty of factors that come into play which you wouldn’t usually come across when renovating your home heating. For starters, you’re catering to more people and larger spaces, and secondly you’re also looking for an interior design which is less homely and more suited to a business. However large the business your buying for, there are countless models you can choose from, but with so many other factors to consider when moving into a new office, the heating situation can fall onto the wayside. Below are some of our top tips for catering to an office space, whatever your workplace, the everyday job requires us to spend more time at work than at home, so everyone deserves a comfortable and stimulating atmosphere.
One of the less visually intrusive methods of heating your office space is the underfloor heating system. These are useful in offices as they are installed under the floorboards or laminate, meaning that they are felt but not seen and freeing up space for the extra appliances and necessities of an office or work space. Underfloor heating is comfortable and extremely efficient because heat naturally rises, and placing the source under the floor means that it will spread more evenly throughout the space.
Horizontal panel radiators
Horizontal panel radiators are some of the subtlest radiators on the market. These designer radiators come in a wide range of finishes and RAL colours so that they can be tailored to the interior of your work space. What’s more, they can be fine tuned through their convectors fins and the number of panels you’ve installed. This means that a horizontal panel radiator are equipped to handle any office space, no matter how drafty. Just make sure you do your research before you buy!
Minimalist vertical radiators
For the modern office space, especially those that are in more snug rooms, the minimalist vertical radiator can add an extra dash of style to your workplace. The minimalist design and broad range of colours and patterns means that your radiator will not only work both heat and space efficiently, but will also act as a piece of art and decor in and of itself. For bold and striking personality, minimalist verticals are the way forward.
Consider the BTU of your space
As mentioned above, you will have to do your research into the type of space your heating for. Finding out the BTU for your office rooms will make the process of installing new radiators that little bit easier. For starters, you’ll know what you’re looking for once you have the BTU output of each room. Once the British Thermal Units have been designated to each space, you can find the radiator output which meets those requirements. You might be surprised, some rooms require smaller radiators than you might think.
Consider going electric
Offices need to be flexible spaces. They are also catering to a wide range of people, each with their own inner climate and temperature preferences. Whilst the HR team may want the temperature cooler, the IT department may want it toastier. If there are visitors, the amount of bodies in the space may warm the office up and if its holiday season, there may be only a few workers manning the desks. This all means that your office needs to be flexible in its heating and the most flexible option is electric heating systems. As opposed to central heating, which takes a little longer to warm up, electric radiators can be switched on per unit, as opposed to in tandem, so that each room can be warmed up without affecting the rest of the building.