Warehouse Heaters UK – What are your options ?

Warehouse Heaters UK

Warehouse heaters by electric, gas, oil or by heat pumps

Warehouse heaters / heating from Flexiheat UK

Warehouse heaters – It’s essential that when you’re working in a warehouse, it is heated in a sufficient way in order for your business to run correctly and smoothly. Without the correct heating to provide heat, your warehouse or distribution centre wouldn’t be a suitable place for your employees to be working in, or for your customers to browse in an adequate temperature. A warm air heating system tends to be the most popular heating system for warehouse heating, as heated air is the perfect solution or ideal solution for large volumes that you get with warehouse space.

It’s important to use heaters with high energy efficiency that provide good heat distribution and airflows, and a consistent indoor air temperature – All of our industrial heaters are ErP 2021 compliant – which ensures the warmed air is produced with high energy efficiency. These units are a great space heating solution, and provide consistent temperatures, with lower running costs for your HVAC system.

The Warehouse Itself

Deciding on the right space heating system will depend on several factors, such as the layout of the warehouse. Having big doors constantly opening and closing makes it difficult to control the temperature and, consequently, makes it more difficult to keep it at adequate levels. If your warehouse is very big, your heating needs will vary, compared to a smaller warehouse. You might just need heating in specific areas, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting the right heating solution for your warehouse.

Warehouse heaters – their applications

It’s important to ensure that your warehouse is well heated throughout the winter to make sure your employees have a suitable working area.  As the colder days and nights begin to come in, your warehouse will probably require to be warmed up. Some warehouses will need the whole place warming up, whereas others will just require a particular area warming up.

There’s a number of different ways you can heat your warehouse.

Air heating systems as warehouse heaters

The next step in heating your warehouse is choosing a heating system. You need to find the solution that works best for you, so it’s important to note the differences between types of heating, so that you know what you have to work with. Please note direct fired units as not recommended, as they introduce products of combustion, which are poisonous will harm humans in a confined space. Also many insurance companies will not ensure a warehouse or  distribution centre that has direct fired heaters, because of this and also the fire hazard.

Indirect fired air heating systems options include:

Floor standing cabinet heaters

If you prefer, or if your space isn’t at a premium, you might want to check out floor standing indirect fired industrial space heaters, which are available in a number of possible installations: vertically, horizontally or even on the exterior of your warehouse – this is because these heaters have several heat outputs and burners, so their versatility makes them incredibly useful in the workplace. Floor standing heaters can be equipped with various fuel burners –  either oil, natural gas / LPG gas or in some case Multi / Waste Oil burners depending on the type of fuel source is preferred and come with the option of an adjustable thermostat.

Floor standing warehouse heaters are the easiest of all to maintain, as access is granted at any time, without the need of scissor lifts or any scaffolding etc, that you may need when having ceiling suspended heaters to service. Flexiheat have a wide range of high heat outputs floor standing cabinet heaters to suit any warm air heating application. Also ongoing maintenance is easier, as the heaters mounted on the floor space, thus it’s easy to get to the heat exchanger and burner for example.


Warehouse heating by Flexiheat UK

Industrial heaters – Gas, Oil or Multi Oil Fired which have a ventilation mode or fan only mode for air circulation


For more information on the heating solutions available to you , please see our products page here

Suspended Unit Heaters

Perfect if you don’t have a lot of space, as they are out of the way of daily traffic. With plenty to choose from in terms of design, suspended warm air unit heaters are also easy to install and maintain. Suspended heaters come in all different shapes and sizes and can run off either gas, oil or with a wet heating system, whereby a boiler sends heated water to hydronic (or water fed ) unit heaters , which are basically industrial radiators with a axial fan behind them , that blows out the warm air. These unit heaters can also be supplied to work on low pressure steam as well as hot water, should you have steam as a resource available as a heating medium or be fed by heat pumps ( either air source or geothermal) which can be powered by sustainable energy or green energy and produce high energy savings.

They free up valuable floor space and can be wall mounted or mounted in high roofs, blowing the warmed air to the floor level.

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Warehouse industrial heaters – Gas heaters – Suspended – natural gas or LPG

For more information on the gas unit heaters available to you , please see our dedicated web page – gas unit heaters 



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Warehouse industrial heaters  – Hydronic or Water Fed Unit Heaters

For more information on the hydronic unit heaters available to you , please see our product pages – Click here for our EPP plastic low temperature water fed fan coil heaters or or our steel cased that will do LTHW, MTHH or HTHW  water fed applications – then please click here – Unit Heaters or should you require steam powered units click here – steam unit heaters 


commercial mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system showing the heat exchangers as an energy recovery ventilator system that offer low energy solutions. The units have a filter (EU4 standard) that ensure the indoor air quality of a commercial building from Flexiheat UK

Air-to-air heat exchanger which offer low energy solutions for commercial buildings

Some form of ventilation should be installed in the warehouse to ensure good indoor air quality, we recommend using our commercial mechanical ventilation with heat recovery units – see this webpage – Commercial MVHR – to ventilate with heat recovery for indoor air quality.

Spot heating in a warehouse

There are occasions when only a single spot or work area within a large warehouse or factory needs to be heated. For example:  an admin desk, a person on a production line or a lunch break area. Probably the most common type of spot heating is from an electric infrared radiation / radiant heater, which are portable or mobile , and can used in various locations as and when the heat is required to heat people directly. These radiant infrared heaters use an electric element or a number of these to produce radiant heat directly. Infrared heating or radiant heating is very much suited to heating specific objects or people that are stationary, and take up little floor space. Below is a picture of infrared heaters in use. For more information on this range please see our dedicated webpage portable infrared heaters

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Spot Heating with infrared space heaters – this infrared heater range are single phase powered 240Volt or even 110 Volt powered



Should you require anymore assistance or information on our cost effective warehouse heaters , please don’t hesitate to contact our sales team on 01202 822221 or click here for our email contact form.