Thanks to Business Save, who offer an independent business gas and electricity comparison service for contributing this guest post on choosing efficient heating sources for the workshop.
When your workshop is your place of work as opposed to somewhere you merely store the Christmas decorations and the junk you don’t want in the house you need to take keeping it warm seriously. While layering up, insulating your space and working to plug up holes and eliminate draughts is a good idea it isn’t necessarily enough to keep you warm when working.
If you spend a decent amount of time working out of your workshop it would be wise to look at a more efficient way of heating it, whether you currently have something in place or not.
Why Consider Heating the Workshop
If you spend a significant amount of time working in the workshop as part of your business then it makes sense to make it comfortable enough to work in for long spells. When you are very cold you will be distracted (never good where power tools are involved) and not as productive as you could otherwise be. If done properly it is possible to keep yourself warm without huge bills, boosting your motivation as well as your income.
Choosing an Appropriate Heating Source
There are a great number of options which may be used to heat a workshop space, although it would be advisable to insulate the space and fill in any holes and deal with draughts first.
Which option works best for you would depend entirely on your space, the layout of your workshop and how much you want to spend setting something up. Four popular choices worth considering could be:
- Using electric heaters
- Choosing an internal gas heater
- Investing is a wood pellet stove
- Looking at a standard oil burner
All of these have pros and cons and there are other options out there. Investigate the possibilities and the financial implications of each before settling on one particular option. Do the Decorator Dad readers have any heating options to recommend?
Consider the Cost
As before, when heating your workshop you not only need to look at a set up costs, you need to consider the ongoing running costs of each option. If you are using a commercial property to work in it might be advantageous to get in touch with us at Business Save to see what we can do to find you the cheapest business and electricity tariffs available to you. This information will help you decide on the most efficient choice for heating your workspace and save you on your energy bills moving forward.