Ben Pearson, the energy efficiency expert behind the Green Chef program designed specifically for foodservice operators, offers tips to ensure that your outdoor heating systems are more efficient, so that you can keep your customers cosy but costs down.
- Outdoor gas radiant heaters have an effective heating area of about about 9m square. Patrons outside that space will not experience any of the heating benefits provided.
- Don't heat empty tables.Install wind curtains. Any breeze or cross draft will render your radiant heaters practically ineffective.
- Maintain your gas heaters to ensure the flame is burning clean and without smoke.
- If you have orange flames and black smoke you're throwing away money.The gas bottle on a properly maintained heater will last longer which means that your staff won't need to change the bottle over as often.