Commercial Heating Service
Varlowe provides a nationwide Commercial Heating Service Based out of our Wolverhampton head office. Our gas safe registered engineers have the expertise to ensure you receive the highest service standards.
Working with businesses across the country, we remove the stress of dealing with regulatory frameworks. Our cost-effective commercial heating service includes:
- Consultancy and Design
- New Or Upgraded Heating Systems Installations (Including Specialist Flue Systems)
- Boiler Upgrades, Servicing & Repairs (5-year Manufacturer Warranty On Boiler Replacements)
- Heating System Safety Monitoring & Maintenance
- Heating System Repairs
- Bespoke Service Plans
- Packaged Plant Refurbishment
- Building Risk Assessments And Compliance
A commercial heating system isn’t one-size-fits-all. There will be a specific system that will best suit that environment. Therefore, you always need to use a qualified heating company to check your facility so they can suggest the best solution.
We deliver solutions for environments such as:
- Shops/Shopping Centres
- Leisure Centre
- And More
What Is A Commercial Heating System?
Often part of an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system, it provides warmth to many spaces within a building. It can also provide hot water from one primary source of heat.
Commercial heating systems are vital for creating a comfortable environment. They can make a big difference to create the most productive environment possible.
An efficient, reliable heating system within a commercial property isn’t just important – it’s also a legal need.
Heating A Commercial Building
Modern industrial and commercial heating systems have progressed substantially in their technology. Nowadays, there are many ways to keep a building warm.
A conventional gas heating system will use a commercial boiler (which is a boiler that is over 70 kilowatts). The exact output will depend on the building size, efficiency and heating/hot water requirements.
Commercial boilers are pressurised systems supplied by gas pipework with a diameter of over 35 mm. This means a commercial Gas Safe registered engineer must maintain commercial boilers.
Direct And Indirect Water Heaters
Direct fired units have an integrated gas or oil burner. It heats the surrounding water by supplying hot gases through the heat exchanger fire tubes within the cylinder.
Indirect fired units have no integrated burner. They contain heat exchanger coils filled with hot liquids heated by external heat sources, such as a boiler.
Plate Heat Exchangers
The primary role of a heat exchanger is to transfer heat between two fluids at different temperatures. They consist of several parallel plates positioned above each other.
Each plate has an inlet & outlet hole, ensuring that hot & cold fluids pass through alternating channels. Because of this, one side of the heat exchanger will always contain a hot liquid while the other side contains a cold.
Fluids run counter-current through the heat exchanger, giving the most efficient thermal performance.
More information on commercial heating systems on our blog post “Different Types Of Commercial Heating Systems.”
District heating systems deliver energy to residential and commercial buildings in a particular area.
The heat is usually delivered through steam from a centralised location and distributed through insulated pipework and substations.
As each property connected to the heating network gets its heat from that one centralised place, it dramatically reduces carbon emissions in the area.
Currently, around 500,000 properties are connected to district heating systems in the UK, furthering its goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Modern district heating can even distribute residual heat generated during the day.
For example, heat can be retrieved from commercial offices and sent to leisure centres during the day.
Renewable power is booming, as innovation brings down costs and delivers clean energy. It means that renewables increasingly replace fossil fuels in the energy sector.
Fully scalable air and ground source heat pumps and carbon-neutral biomass boilers are available for commercial use.
These sustainable alternatives offer a cleaner, greener alternative to traditional heating. They also provide significant savings on annual heating overheads.
A heat pump, in simple terms, is a device that transfers heat from a source to another location. They usually reach a 200-600% efficiency rate, as the heat created is higher than the energy consumed.
There are various types of heat pumps available today, but the main two are air and ground.
Air Source Heat Pump
An air-source heat pump absorbs heat from the air outside and compresses it to reach a high temperature (Even when the outside temperature is as low as -15).
The pump compresses the liquid to increase its temperature using a small amount of electricity. It then condenses back into a liquid to release its stored heat.
The pump then transfers all the heat around your building.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground-source heat pumps (also known as geothermal heat pumps) transfer heat between the air inside your home and the ground outside.
These are more expensive than air sources but are typically more efficient and lower operating costs. This is because of the consistency of the ground temperature throughout the year.
For more information about heat pumps, please visit our blog post “What are heat pumps“.
Biomass involves burning organic materials (Such as wood pellets, chips or logs) to produce electricity cleaner and more energy-efficient. Although burning wood emits carbon dioxide, it is much lower than coal or oil.
Biomass is a sustainable option as long as new plants grow in place of those used for fuel.
Biomass boilers are more significant in size than the gas or oil equivalents. You also need space to store the fuel and need a flue that meets the regulations for wood-burning appliances.
Heat recovery units can collect waste heat created during manufacturing processes.
This heat can then be redistributed for practical purposes, such as delivering heating and hot water to office spaces. Heat can also be transferred to another part of a manufacturing process that requires heat.
Implementing a heat recovery system can maximise efficiency and reduce operational costs. Using this method with renewable energy simultaneously reduces your company’s carbon footprint.
Gas Safe Registered Company
As a Gas Safe Registered company, you can be assured that all our commercial gas engineers are proficient in carrying out projects to the highest standard.
Any work carried out is accompanied by a gas safety certificate. The certificate confirms that the project is safe and in line with current gas safe regulations.
Which Heating System Do You Need?
For more information on our commercial heating service, please give us a call on 01902 861042 to discuss your requirements. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.