What is the best way to heat a temporary warehouse?

If you’re considering adding a temporary warehouse onto your existing site, then you’ll want to know about all the practicalities and costs involved in maintaining and running this vital business facility – including warehouse heating systems. This includes everything from the required annual maintenance to the effective heating of the semi-permanent structure. Luckily, we can help.

The experienced and expert team of in-house designers and technicians at Mar-Key Group have delivered countless temporary warehouse buildings and other temporary structure solutions for our clients, so we know the various ways that one of our temporary warehouses can be heated – including the best solution. To find out more about heating your temporary warehouse, please feel free to get in touch with us or simply carry on reading!

How can you heat a temporary warehouse?

There are many businesses that require a temperature-controlled warehouse environment to either make it a more usable space for employees or to keep their stock in good condition. With rising energy prices and colder weather on the way, we explore two of the most popular methods of temporary warehouse heating to help you make the best choice for your business.

Warm air heating

Carbon-friendly, fast and direct, there are four different types of warm air heating works that all work best in fully-insulated buildings. They work by drawing cool air in from outside and warming it using a heat exchanger or gas flame, this warm air is then pumped into rooms via vents in the floors, walls or ceilings. While you can expect to pay around £5000 to install a warm air heating system, it does cost up to 18% less to run than other heating systems.

Radiant heating

Efficient, quiet and allergy-friendly, radiant heating (also referred to as underfloor heating) is another great option for heating a temporary warehouse – and can be powered by either electric or water. They work by supplying heat directly to the floor or panels in the wall or ceiling of a building and unlike forced-air systems (like warm air heating), they don’t distribute allergens.

Depending on the size of the temporary warehouse, you can expect to spend anywhere between a few hundred to several thousand installing a radiant heating system. It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that warm water radiant heating is up to 25% percent more efficient than radiators, and if paired with a heat pump, this can be increased to up to an impressive 40%!

What is the best temporary warehouse heating solution?

While the aforementioned methods of heating a temporary warehouse are some of the most popular choices, you will find many heating companies online, and it’s important to take into consideration both the material of the warehouse and its degree of insulation. By choosing a structure with built-in insulation, you can help to prevent heat from escaping once you’ve decided on the best heating system for your business.

At Mar-Key Group, we offer semi-permanent single skin structures (that come without insulation) as well as temporary buildings that boast insulated panels. Not to mention, all our temporary warehouse solutions can be fitted with a thermo-inflated roof to help create a temperature-controlled environment that retains heat and prevents condensation from building up.

Mar-Key Group’s temporary warehouses

For more support picking the right temporary warehouse or semi-permanent storage space size, material and style for your business, please feel free to reach out to our team today. Having delivered these temporary structures to a wide range of industries and events, you can confident that our knowledgeable and experienced team will be able to help.

To book a free site visit to assess your needs or to find out more information regarding our temporary warehouse solutions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01202577111. Alternatively, you can also get in touch by sending us an email to the address info@mar-key.com or using our online contact form to submit your enquiry outside of our opening hours.