Extreme volumes of people passing through airport terminals reduces the need for high levels of heating in them. However extensive amounts of energy and money are spent endeavouring to heat the baggage and working areas. These areas are essential to the smooth operation of airport, and without their work, passengers would suffer long delays and waiting times. However, these areas have high ceilings and large exposed spaces combined with wide shutter doors opening and closing continuously, making them disreputably hard-to-heat. In turn this can cause these working areas to become cold during the winter months creating an unfavourable working environment.
However, heating these areas doesn’t need to be expensive and inefficient. Infrared heating systems provide a cost effective and energy efficient solution to heating these working spaces, whilst providing an enjoyable working environment.
Benefits of using infrared heating in airports
- Infrared heating allows effective zone control and varying operation times around these large spaces, permitting less heat to escape when doors are opening and closing.
- Infrared heating is not affected by wind, so is able to continue to work when wide shutter doors are opening and closing.
- Heating is instant, unlike other heating systems that seek to use convection methods to slowly heat up the air in the whole room. Thus, don’t have to be turned on in advance, reducing energy costs.
- Improved recovery time of the temperature following closure of the shutter doors.
- Infrared heaters can be mounted on the high ceilings or walls to heat specific areas, without taking up space and preventing energy wastage.
- Easy and fast to install.
- Saves costs in a number of places across the working areas, such as diminished maintenance checks, and reduced labour costs.
- Infrared heating mimics heat that comes from sunlight. This is constructive to workers, providing a pleasant work environment, keeping floors, surfaces and tools warm. This can also save money as a result of increased productivity.