How often should we clean the filters an our air conditioning system? There is no
definite answer to this however a minimum should be at least every 2-
A common question we get asked is in heating mode how often will an air source heat pump go into defrost mode? This is not a straightforward question to answer as it will depend on the outside air temperature and also the relative humidity of the air. In general the colder it is the more often the system will go into defrost mode. The principle of air heat pumps means that in heating mode cold air is displaced at the outdoor unit and hence over a period of time the system will need to melt the formed ice on the outdoor condenser unit in order to continue heating effectively at the indoor unit. Typically though you will be looking at a system having to go into defrost mode every 6 hours when the outside air temperature is around 0° centigrade.
Other types of heating can be considered for heating commercial and business premises. Companies such as Saturn Sales sell a wide range of heaters suitable for this purpose. They sell a wide range of commercial electric heaters that are suitable for all styles of business premises.
In our opinion it’s better to look at established manufactures for commercial heaters such as the UK manufacturer Broughton who produce a wide range of heating products. One of their most popular heaters is their FF13 fan heater. This heater is ideal for heating smaller industrial premises, it can also have ducting fitted to duct warm air to various parts of the premises.
With the weather becoming colder business owners will often leave the purchase of
a suitable premises heater until the last minute and then often purchase the wrong
heater for the application. Hence it is better to seek advice as to which is going
to be the most suitable heating product. As an example if you have an industrial
unit of say 1000 square feet you may want only background heating. There are numerous
choices of heaters for this type of premises however some may be more suitable than
others, an example would be a lack of adequate ventilation that would rule out using
propane or diesel type heaters. In this particular case an electrically powered heater
would be the best option with models such as the Broughton FF12 heater available.
Many car garages have open plan workspaces where repairs on motor vehicles are undertaken these spaces are often poorly heated and difficult to keep warm in the winter. Some form of background heating is essential to keep the area warm. There are a number of different styles of workshop heaters available to suit heating this type of area these include gas propane heaters and halogen heaters. The main benefit of using halogen heaters is that the heat can be directed to the area in which mechanics are working to keep them warm, also they still provide a useful heat output even in draughty areas.
Premises used as workshops by engineering companies are difficult to effectively heat and require a powerful heater of robust design that can withstand day to day wear encountered in such environments. There are a wide variety of commercial electric fan heaters available, one of the best suppliers of such equipment is Saturn Sales based in the UK. They sell as an example a full range of propane space heaters from manufactures such as Clarke that offer effective heating for engineering premises.