Take the Chill Off! Ensuring Comfortable Conditions in Offices, Garages and Other Workspaces
By Andrew Martin, Product Manager, Marley Engineered Products
Feeling chilly? If you’re like many in the working world, your office or workspace is likely too cold for comfort – even when temperatures outside aren’t all that cold. Studies have proven that occupants of office spaces, buildings, garages and other workspaces are less productive when exposed to cold conditions. Many different types of workplaces face year-round temperature challenges and struggle to strike the perfect balance to keep all employees comfortable and focused. But a solution is available – electric radiant heat.
Radiant heat, the most comfortable form of heat, does not use forced air, rather relying on the natural transfer of heat from warm objects to cooler objects. Radiant heat utilizes electricity to radiate heat to surrounding objects and are much quieter than forced air heating systems. Electric heating systems have been in use for over a century, and in that period, they have significantly advanced in terms of their efficiency, affordability, safety, versatility and appearance.
Utilizing customized electric heat can alleviate the distress of those who are chilly. A wide range of supplemental heating solutions can efficiently address virtually every heating need in every building type by taking advantage of the steadily increasing benefits of electricity to create the most environmentally responsible and economically viable heating solutions.
In fact, there are portable radiant heaters such as a Radiant Plug-In Under Desk Heaters specifically designed to provide personalized, targeted, energy-efficient warmth to employees. Other options include unit heaters and wall heaters. These heaters can be used for virtually any indoor location regardless of space type or size and offer an easy install solution for cold spots that are located further from main heat sources without requiring venting or exhaust.
Whether you’re a contractor, engineer, architect, facility manager or building owner, Marley Engineered Products offers custom heating solutions to supplement a current HVAC system and ensure the comfort of building occupants. Marley’s knowledgeable support team is comprised of engineers, technicians and quality and safety specialists, who will help achieve precise made-to-order heating requests and specifications for a variety of projects.
No matter the space or place, it’s never cool to feel cold. To ensure year-round comfort in the workplace, it is vital to find a portable radiant heater that is flexible enough to address fluctuating temperature concerns all year long. To learn more, contact a Marley Engineered Systems comfort specialist (https://www.marleymep.com/contact-us) or visit MarleyMEP.com for more information on specific heating solutions.
About the Author
Andrew Martin is a product manager at Marley Engineered Products®, a leading North American designer and manufacturer of reliable comfort heating and ventilation solutions for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Recognized by contractors, architects, engineers and HVAC professionals for providing a wide range of high-performance, reliable heating and ventilation solutions, Marley Engineered Products’ brands include QMark®, Berko®, Fahrenheat® and Leading Edge®.
Marley Engineered Products’ manufacturing operations are based in Bennettsville, S.C., with regional sales representatives located throughout the U.S. and an administrative office in Burr Ridge, Ill. For more information, please visit www.marleymep.com.