At MJD we specialise in commercial heating systems, covering all types of installation, service and repair.

We often find our customers have found it difficult when choosing the right type of commercial heating systems for their business. Heating a commercial building is vital for creating a comfortable environment, but with so many different heating options available it can be difficult knowing where to start.

That’s why we have put together this informative guide on the different types of heating systems, how they work and the types of buildings they’re most suited too.

HVAC (Warm Air) Systems

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. These systems can heat a property in the winter and cool it in the summer. HVAC systems use air from the outside to provide high indoor air quality.

HVAC systems can generate heat using various processes i.e a furnace or boiler. Once generated, heat is transformed into the air and distributed throughout the building using powerful fans. This process is reversed when cooling with fans distributing cooled air rather than warmed air.

Gas and Oil Heating

Gas and oil boilers are generally more common in older buildings. Whether oil or gas boilers, water is heated and then sent to radiators, or in some cases, water is used to create steam that is then sent through the pipe system.

While these systems are fit for purpose they could be more expensive to run than many alternative types of heating systems due to the process of heating the water as this requires a large number of resources and can take a long time.

Under Floor Heating

Underfloor Heating is becoming more and more popular when heating commercial buildings due to its efficiency; often using 15-40% less energy than traditional radiators.  Underfloor heating essentially turns the whole floor into a radiator. The large surface area means it doesn’t have to be a high temperature to warm the room, only a couple of degrees warmer than normal room temperature.

Air Rotation Systems

Air rotation systems are a highly efficient and energy saving way to heat your property. The system draws in the cooler air at low level and rotates the air to high level where it mixes with the warmer air. This maintains a consistent comfortable temperature and minimises heat losses. These type of systems work especially well in tall buildings like warehouses where much valuable warmth is often lost in the roof spaces.

Heat Pumps

Heat pump systems use a reversible heat pump that extracts the heat from the air outside and boosts it to a higher temperature using a compressor. It then transfers this heat to warm radiators and provide hot water. The system consists of two units, the heat pump that sits outside the building and takes heat in from the environment and an internal module that houses the parts required to transfer heat to the central heating system. As they don’t rely on a fuel source, they are extremely efficient and can help you save on energy costs.

Natural Energy

Natural energy systems use sustainable resources, such as solar and geothermal power making them a great environmentally-friendly option. They can also save money in the long run but with high installation costs it can often mean that it can take a long time for business to start seeing the financial benefits .

If you would like to discuss any of these systems or get some expert advice on which system would be most suited to your building our experienced commercial heating engineers are more than happy to help just give us a call on 0117 9070252 or you can fill out our quick enquiry form below: