Maintaining heating systems at optimum performance

By Steve Sherman, Managing Director of Schwank UK

The series of Covid-19 restrictions have led to periodic closures of industrial and commercial premises.  While many businesses throughout the UK have shown themselves remarkably resilient, the disruption caused by the pandemic emergency has been intense and widespread.

Safeguarding the employment of the workforce and ensuring business activities can resume whenever possible are major priorities. However, companies also have had to ensure that their building services are well maintained and functioning safely and efficiently.

Gas-fired heating systems are widely used in factories, warehouses and a range of other large space interior settings. They are complex and sophisticated installations that require the highest standards of servicing and maintenance on a regular basis.


Safety and efficiency

The requirement to ensure the safe operation of large space gas heating systems is covered by the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations.  On the subject of maintenance of gas appliances in industrial or commercial working environments, the regulations states that: “It shall be the duty of every employer or self-employed person to ensure that any gas appliance, installation pipework or flue installed at any place of work under [their] control is maintained in a safe condition so as to prevent risk of injury to any person.”

Safety is not the only issue of course. Regular servicing and maintenance will also ensure that a heating system will provide optimum levels of performance and energy efficiency. This means that energy usage can be reduced, thus saving on operating costs and also lessening the carbon footprint of the building in question.


Nationwide HVAC servicing and maintenance

Schwank has been based in the UK for over 45 years, and during that time has established a nationwide network of Gas Safe Registered servicing and maintenance engineers for industrial and commercial gas heating systems, fully qualified to work on our systems and those of other manufacturers.

Our engineers are all directly employed by Schwank as we never use third party contractors, so our customers can be assured of consistent technical skills and high-quality services at all times. They receive regular in-house training both in the UK and Germany relating to new advances in HVAC technology and Schwank products.

We also believe that our servicing and maintenance packages are highly competitive and customer focused and are delighted to discuss options with businesses from all industrial and commercial sectors.


For further information about Schwank products and services please contact [email protected]

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