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Warehouse heating question

Personally I find 58F - 60F perfect for moderate physical activity and certainly acceptable (if not generous) for a working warehouse.

The cold-natured people will be in a sweater/and or jacket. The warm-natured people (like me) will be in shirt sleeves or with the sleeves of a <I>light</I> sweater pushed up as high as possible.

I would however suggest supplemental heat in the break/lunch room.


  • robert griggs
    robert griggs Member Posts: 65
    Warehouse heating question

    Does anyone know what the typical temperature for a warehouse is? The owner is trying to move around and/or delete some of the heaters and wants to know if the warehouse will still be warm, as he is moving some walls.

    I have the Slant-Fin heat loss program to figure out the total heat loss, but I don't know what the normal temp. is in a warehouse.

    The job is a 10 bay building, and this tenant is taking over 4 of those bays and combining them into 1 unit. I do not know what he is using it for, but one of the bays will become an office with seperate electric heat.

    Thanks for your help.
  • Keith_8
    Keith_8 Member Posts: 399
    warehouse temps

    Off the top of my head I would say 60*.

    That being said, you need to determine how the space is going to be used.

    Have a conversation with the tenant. Find out what their expectations are. Have they had similiar space before? Is this space going to be used differantly than the last space. How did the previous system perform? Was it adaquate? If not what would have made it better? Are the overhead doors open for long periods of time? Do the items they are storing have temperature or humidity concerns?

    Take the tenants comments to the design table. If you don't it may come back to haunt you.

    Good luck,


  • Brad White_9
    Brad White_9 Member Posts: 2,440
    I agree with Keith

    I would say 60 degrees absent specific information otherwise. Even given that though, I would make sure that there is good coverage in any remote corners where fire protection lines and water lines in general are present. Even in a 60 degree space, small pockets in remote corners, the new partitioning or any spot with air leakage can get to freezing quickly in really cold weather.
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