As a farm shop owner, you are concerned with the comfort of customers and employees as well as controlling your energy costs.
Farm Shop Heating Challenges
The heating challenges in your farm shop change as you attempt to heat a wide variety of areas.
The core problem is caused by wide variations in heat loss in each area. But in every area, you need to be concerned about losing heat:
High, poorly insulated ceilings are a key source of heat loss. You need to lock that heat in so it doesn’t fly to the sky.
Poor wall insulation is another source of heat loss. It’s a slow and steady loss of heat energy that adds to your heating costs every month.
Farm shops frequently have large doors that will be opened and closed many times each day. Each time a door opens, your heating expenses skyrocket.
Poorly insulated and sealed windows are a major source of heat loss as well as an area of discomfort.
Yes, even your floor is a problem area for heat loss.
But wait! Doesn’t heat rise? If so, how can your floor be a source of heat loss in your farm shop?
A New Heating Paradigm
Let’s ask that question again. Does heat rise?
Surprisingly, the answer is no, heat does not rise.
It’s hot air that rises. Conversely, heat is attracted to cold.
It’s basic physics. Heat goes to cold in any direction.
If it is cold at the ceiling of your farm shop, heat will move in that direction. The same is true for your walls and even your floor. But the real problem areas are your windows and doors.
Not because heat is rising (remember – that’s hot air), but because your windows are colder than the temperature of the room and every time your farm shop door opens heat is attracted to the cold outdoors.
As you consider this new heating paradigm, ask yourself – why would I heat my farm shop by blowing hot air?
You would never let your farm shop profits escape through your ceiling, walls, floor, windows and doors, if you understood you can lock up those profits for your farm shop.
Farm Shop Heating Considerations
What do you need to consider in heating your farm shop if you are constructing a new farm shop or renovating an existing farm shop?
How much capital will you invest in the heating product for your farm shop? You’ll need to consider the costs of heating system controls as well as the core product.
How complex is the installation of the heating system for your farm shop? This directly affects the time it takes to install, which has a direct impact on the installation costs.
What will the ongoing operating costs be for your farm shop heating system? Although this will vary based on the severity of the weather, your projected operating costs can be calculated.
How much will it cost you to maintain your farm shop heating system? How often will you need to buy parts to keep your heating system running at top-notch efficiency?
When will your heating system need to be replaced? Five years? Ten years? Twenty years? Never?
How long your farm shop heating system will last is a major consideration when evaluating the lowest total cost of heating system ownership.
You’ll want to consider each of these factors individually, but also all of them together to realize the lowest total cost of heating system ownership for your farm shop.
In addition, you’ll want to ensure you are providing the ultimate in warmth and comfort to keep your guests opening your farm shop door.
Before you choose the heating system for your farm shop, you’ll also want to consider the experience of your heating system consultant, the heating system manufacturer’s track record and how your heating system compares to alternative systems.
Heating System Consultant Experience
Always look for a heating systems consultant with years of diverse experience in delivering heating systems for farm shops. They should be able to demonstrate successful farm shop heating projects they have completed and explain how they apply unique solutions specifically to heating farm shops.
Manufacturer Track Record
Always look for a manufacturer with a lengthy track record for delivering quality product solutions and a solid product warranty. You’ll also want to examine their track record for on time delivery as well as product documentation, such as installation guides and owner’s manuals.
Farm Shop Heating Alternatives Comparison
Explore alternative farm shop heating systems to determine which heating system provides the best solution for heating your farm shop.
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Farm Shop Heating System Solutions
We offer a wide range of heating solutions for your farm shop:
Electric Radiant Thermal Mass Storage Heating Systems
Our most effective product for new farm shop construction projects. This product is installed under the concrete slab of your building and delivers the absolute lowest total cost of heating system ownership. If you have off-peak rates available in your area, you can increase your savings dramatically with this farm shop heating system. Learn more about Thermal Mass Storage Heating Systems.
Electric Radiant Ceiling Heating Systems
Our Radiant Ceiling Heating Systems are perfect for farm shops with enclosed ceilings and are installed between the joists and above the ceiling. This system can be used for new construction as well as renovations. Learn more about Radiant Ceiling Heating Systems.
Electric Radiant Supplemental Heating Systems
Our Supplemental Heating Systems are perfect for addressing cold areas in existing farm shops by the windows and doors. They can also be used effectively in new construction and offer a variety of aesthetically appealing installation options. Learn more about Electric Radiant Supplemental Heating Systems.
Electric Radiant Heating System Controls
One of the most important considerations in designing an effective heating system for your farm shop are the controls so you can manage your heating system in various areas of your farm shop at different times of day. Learn more about our Electric Radiant Heating System Controls.
Electric Radiant Snow and Ice Melting Systems
The safety of your customers, employees and vendors is vitally important to every farm shop owner. One of the greatest risks to their safety is the risk of slips and falls due to snow and ice. Our snow and ice melting system can also have a positive impact on your liability insurance premiums (check with your insurance agent). Learn more about Electric Radiant Snow and Ice Melting Systems.