Once your building’s insulated effectively, consider the following heating options:
No cost options
Make some space
Clear space around heating and air conditioning equipment to increase efficiency and safety.
Remove portable heaters
Remove portable heaters. Centrally heated offices with functioning sensors should not need them.
Reduce heat loss
Reduce heat loss by closing windows and exterior doors. Check seals on window and door frames, and block unused openings in the walls or roof.
Turn off any unnecessary lighting. This reduces heat load.
Be selective - only heat spaces you are actually using. Shut doors and curtains to keep heat in, especially at night.
Control temperatures. Thermostats should be set to between 18°C and 22°C and checked regularly. Ask staff not to adjust them.
Heating versus cooling
Set air conditioning and heating controls so they don’t conflict between heating and cooling, as this is very inefficient.
Avoid placing thermostats near heat sources like photocopiers, vending machines, refrigerators, machinery, lighting and sunlight.