May 13, 2024

5 Tips for Keeping Warm in The Workshop

Stay warm when working in a workshop, warehouse or garage: protect extremities, prevent drafts, utilise your Floor, insulate and use heaters.

It can be tough to stay warm when working in winter, especially in a workshop, warehouse or garage. Staying warm is not just a luxury but a necessity. Here are our 5 quick tips to keep warm in the workshop: 

1. Protect Extremities

When you are focused on your work, it can be easy to prioritise mobility and agility, and forget to cover up. However, most of our body heat is lost through our extremities – the head, hands and feet. So, first up we recommend keeping warm by wearing gloves, beanies, boots and even thermal socks! 

2. Prevent Drafts

Minor gaps and cracks around doors, windows and ventilation are big opportunities for cold air to filter through. This can decrease the energy efficiency of your workshop or warehouse, meaning your space will lose heat faster. We recommend draft proofing – finding and fixing uncontrolled air being let into and out of your space. You can prevent heat from escaping by installing door perimeter seals, draught excluders, and window seals. 

3. Utilise your Floor

Most warehouses and workshops have concrete floors. There are several reasons for it including great durability, ease of cleaning and ease of maintenance. Concrete floors have high thermal mass and long thermal lag meaning they have incredible capacity to absorb, store and slowly release heat. At room temperature, concrete might feel cool to touch as it absorbs heat from your body. By maximising its exposure to sunlight and heat, radiant heat from the concrete flooring is a great way to retain the area’s temperature without overheating. If your floors do not have exposure to sunlight, adding a rug or a mat can help to add warmth to the space.  

4. Insulate your Workshop

The problem with spaces such as the workshop, garage or warehouse is quite often they are pretty bare bones when it comes to insulation – sometimes not even insulated at all. So, when it comes to heating your space, it might be necessary to consider adding insulation to decrease heat flow.  This may seem like a significant investment, but it will pay off in the long run. 

5. Invest in a Heater for your Workshop!

Investing in a heater is one of the best and most efficient methods of warming up your workspace quickly.  

When choosing a heater, it is important to consider the size of the area you need to heat and the cost to operate. While electric space heaters may work for smaller spaces, they also can run up costs in electricity bills quickly. On the other hand, a blow heater is ideal for quick workshop heating because its fan can heat a large area in a much shorter period. For larger warehouses, look for a blow heater with a higher heat output. 

Heat-FloTM LPG Blow Heaters

Consider Bromic’s Heat Flo LPG Blow Heaters for your warehouse and workshop needs. With a lightweight durable steel body with high-output fans and LPG burners, the Bromic Heat Flo LPG Blow Heaters maximises heat circulation. Find out what to look for in a blow heater here.   


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