Warehouse Ventilation Systems

You may not even realise it because you cannot see it but it is common in warehouses for contaminants to be present in the air, even if your warehouse doesn’t handle any dangerous chemicals. You could still be exposing your employees to inhaling harmful and contaminated air. The possible contaminants in warehouse air can be caused by;

  • Chemicals used in products or cleaning
  • Cardboard boxes producing dust
  • Shredding used for packing can also create dust
  • Poorly maintained heating systems can produce gases and other harmful substances
  • Wooden pallets can often contain contaminants
  • Products made from rubber and metals can release shards and particles into the air
  • Fumes and vapours from paint, cleaning materials and other chemicals
  • Smoke

The list could be endless depending upon the industry you are in. However most of us don’t even consider these to be a danger because it is just not visible to the eye.

Without a quality ventilation system in place within your warehouse you could be exposing your staff to any of the following;

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Asthma
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry eyes, nose, skin or throat

All of the above would lower the efficiency of your workers and prevent them from working to full capacity. By installing an air ventilation system, you could prevent all of the above giving you a workforce with an improved and increased work capacity which may result in increased revenue and profits.

If you are in an industry where your staff are known to be exposed or working with hazardous chemicals then there will be legislation from the HSE regarding what level of clean air ventilation you should be supplying. It is crucial for health reasons that those who work with hazardous chemicals or materials are not exposed to a point where it damages their health. As an employer it is your responsibility to provide those who work for you with safe air to breathe in.

Installing a high quality ventilation system will remove the contaminants within the air such as smoke, dust, chemicals and vapours leaving you and your staff with a safe and comfortable working environment that also meets the needs of HSE law. If you are considering purchasing a ventilation system or are unsure if your warehouse requires one then contact Tupello Property Services now and we would be happy to discuss the matter with you and give you a free no obligation quote for our ventilation equipment and services.



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Air conditioning has advanced dramatically in recent years and is now a popular feature in many buildings from commercial to domestic. Air conditioning is now widely found in many office spaces no matter how big or small. With offices being littered with vast amounts of electrical equipment from computers to servers, printers and photocopiers, it is far harder to regulate the temperature with a conventional heating system. Read more

Benefits of quality warehouse lighting

If you run a busy and hard working warehouse with a picking area or an area where employees are working for most of the day then you will need quality warehouse lighting. Having old light fixtures in your warehouse can seem like the most efficient solution in terms of cost but what you may not realise is that it is actually costing you more in the long run by not replacing those old and low quality lights. So what benefits can be achieved by having high quality warehouse lighting? The benefits may not be obvious but they are fairly simple to explain.

Increased efficiency

If you operate a busy warehouse within which you pick and dispatch products on a regular basis then you want your staff to be efficient and for mistakes to be few and far between. Picking errors made by employees can end up costing you a small fortune if they are happening on a regular basis. By upgrading and installing quality lighting in your warehouse, your employees will be able to identify each and every product clearly. By doing this your picking errors should reduce and you should see a noticeable difference to your costs.

Health and Safety

As with most warehouses, you are bound to be operating fork lift trucks, ladders and also pallet trucks. If your warehouse has poor lighting, broken or ineffective lighting then you could be putting your staff at a considerable risk of having an accident. There are many HSE laws and regulations for warehouses including safe walking areas within which a fork lift should not enter. It is your responsibility to make sure that your employees are safe when they are at work within your warehouse. By having quality lighting installed, you are reducing the risk of an accident happening and a potential claim being made against your business.

Carbon Footprint

The world is doing its best to reduce its carbon footprint and though you may not realise it, old and inefficient lighting can have an adverse effect on the environment. With new and advanced quality lighting, you could reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 80 %. Old lighting uses far more energy than more advanced and up to date systems making them not only bad for the environment but also for your energy bills. By installing a quality lighting system, you could save yourself a fortune on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

So what are you waiting for, if your lighting is old, inefficient and costing you a fortune then start looking for a quality lighting system today!

5 signs that you need to update your factory heating system

Updating or replacing your factory heating system can be a daunting thought due to the expense. However, when your heating system is on its last legs, it is actually more cost effective to upgrade your heating system rather than continue to pay for repairs. As time goes on there will be some obvious tell tale signs that your factory heating system is in need of an upgrade. If your heating system is suffering from any of the symptoms below then it is time to consider upgrading that heating system for something more modern and efficient.

Cold Spots

Are you finding that despite having your heating system on, you are still finding cold spots within your factory? Are your staff complaining that despite having the heating system on they’re still cold? If this is the case then it could be time to update your heating system. The type of heating system you have may not be the most ideal for keeping your employees warm during those cold months. After time, older heating systems will start to fail and individual areas of your factory may suffer.

Energy Efficiency

With more and more of us becoming more concerned with our carbon footprint, energy efficiency is now more important than ever. Many older heating systems are far from energy efficient and as time goes on you could find yourself having to pay astronomically high energy bills. If you have an old heating system that is not only costing you more to use but is inefficient then an upgraded heating system could save you money and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.


With older heating technology, heating your factory may prove difficult due to a lack of control over timings and temperatures. You may only have staff operating in one part of your factory but can only heat all areas or none at all. With an upgraded heating system you can control what areas you want heated, when and how long they should be heated for and also what temperature they are heated to. If your current factory heating system does not allow you to do this then it is time to upgrade.


If your factory heating system is costing you a small fortune in repairs then it is time to upgrade the system for something more reliable. A heating system that is continuously in need of repair is a clear sign that the system needs to be replaced. You could save yourself a considerable amount of money by upgrading your system and gaining a new warranty period which will cut any repair costs out for a few years.


It is advisable to upgrade or replace your heating system if your boiler or heating system is more than 15 years old. Replacing your system every 15 years should help you to avoid those repair costs, soaring energy bills and ineffective heating before they even begin.

How to work out what heating system is right for you

When it comes to choosing the right heating system for you and your business, it can be quite difficult to know what the best option is. Whether you are looking for a heating solution for people, product or produce, it is important that you find the right heating solution for you and your business. At Tupello Property Services we can offer professional advice on the installation of a wide variety of heating solutions. We have years of experience in commercial and industrial heating solutions and can offer design and installations from our experienced team. Our heating solutions include the following;

Radiant Tube Heating

If you are looking for a heating solution to keep your staff warm then radiant tube heating is the ideal solution. Radiant tube heating is an ideal people warmer as it is designed to specifically to heat one specific area. For example, if you employ warehouse staff who stand at a pick and pack bench for most of the day then radiant tube heating will heat that area and keep them warm. The other great thing about radiant tube heating is that you can control the temperature yourself and unlike blow air heating, radiant tube heating is draft and noise free. Radiant tube heating is by far one of the most eco friendly ways to keep your staff warm in cold environments.

Warm Air Heating Systems

Unlike radiant tube heating, warm air heating systems are more suited to heating larger environments rather than one specific area. If you are looking for a heating system to heat the following areas then warm air heating is ideal.

  • Retail Units
  • Warehouses
  • Distribution Centres
  • Showrooms & display areas

Warm air heating systems are most commonly provided by suspended heating units on the ceiling but occasionally they can be in floor standing cabinets or even connected to ducting to ensure even distribution of heat. This system can be used for both warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer and is fairly low cost to run. Best of all you have complete control over the system and can set both the temperature and the times of day it will need to be in operation.

Electrical Heating

Electrical heating is normally most beneficial as a fast heating resource in a warehouse area that is rarely populated by people or in a small area where it is required for doors to be open. This type of heating is ideal for those areas due to the speed at which it emits heat to the desired area and also because of its directional capabilities. Electrical heating comes in two different styles;

  • Ceramic Plaque Heaters – This technology uses infra red energy to create heat and if multiple units are placed in specific areas then they can give great results.
  • Quartz Plaque Heaters – These heaters use halogen technology to create heat. The bulbs are designed to reflect from the polished surface direct to where the heat is required.

This technology is ideal for buildings such as;

  • Garages & workshops
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Sports halls
  • Village halls

This should give you an idea of which option may be best for you but if you are still unsure then contact us today and we will gladly advise you on the best option for you.