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    School Heating Experts

    Asbury’s guide to school heating contains all the information you need to ensure your school’s heating and its maintenance operates in line with guidance and regulations provided by industry bodies. We offer advice on the best heating systems for schools, guidance on the best type of heating for individual rooms in schools, maintenance checklists, and maintenance advice, ensuring you are all set for the start of term.

    Serving Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire for over 60 years, Asbury are specialists in commercial heating installation, maintenance, and repair. We continuously invest in our engineers’ certifications, knowledge, and skillsets, making us your one-stop service for all of your school heating needs. Here, we impart all of our knowledge on school heating systems to you.

    School heating laws and regulations

    While Wales is still governed by the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 Act, England’s school heating systems are now regulated by the School Premises (England) Regulations 2012. Heating guidance for Scotland follows the Workplace (Health and Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. 

    Discover more about appropriate minimal temperatures for England, Wales, and Scotland in our detailed guide

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    Should a school close if there are heating problems?

    In England, Scotland and Wales, schools do not legally need to close if classroom temperatures do not reach the 18°C recommended by the NEU, however a clause in the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 states that employees should take reasonable care for themselves and others. 

    Find out what this means for teachers and pupils in our detailed guide.


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    School heating installation advice

    There are lots of different types of school heating out there, including convection radiators, underfloor heating, and radiant heating (different from convection radiators).

    While one type of heating is good for one area of the school, there could be a different type of heating that’s better for another area of a school.

    Research suggests:

    • Convection heating is the best heating for classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms
    • Radiant heating is the best heating for gymnasiums and school halls

    Discover why convection heating is best for school classrooms, hallways and bathrooms and why radiant heating is best for heating larger spaces in our detailed guide.

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    Convection heating vs underfloor heating in schools

    More eco-friendly and more pocket-friendly heating systems are major aspects of any new school build or heating upgrade. Convection heating has always been the most popular way to heat a school, largely thanks to:

    • Ease of installation
    • Cheaper cost of installation
    • Ease of maintenance
    • Cheaper to maintain/repair

    Find out why underfloor heating could actually be the best way to heat your school in our detailed guide.

    School heating maintenance advice

    Schools have a delegated budget for issues associated with general heating maintenance. This includes the replacement of defective parts, the repair of longstanding issues, temporary faults, and any issues associated with policies relating to heating system operation.

    The employer may fund school heating system maintenance and repair if a heating system has reached the end of its life or if emergency replacement is required. In order to avoid costly repairs and heating failures, it’s recommended that schools invest in regular heating servicing – this can be done over the school holidays to avoid disruption

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    Regular maintenance can save your school money

    We’ve put together a checklist to help schools manage their heating systems more effectively. You can view it in our detailed guide.

    By regularly conducting inspections of your heating system, you can gauge where you can save money and where money needs to be invested to ensure your heating system is performing efficiently and reliably.

    The use of temporary heaters in the event of school heating failure

    According to the NEU, portable heaters should only be a temporary solution. Temporary gas heaters should be avoided if possible. And if gas heaters are to be used to heat larger areas like school halls and gyms, strict health and safety procedures need to followed. 

    Learn the kind of temporary heaters that are acceptable in schools in our detailed guide 

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    School heating by Asbury

    With rules and regulations, efficiency, and different types of heating to consider, managing school heating is no mean feat, which is why you should trust the experts at Asbury. We’ll tap into our years of experience to ensure your school and its water is heated to the right temperature as efficiently as possible.  

    We offer full consultations to ensure a school invests in the right heating system for its needs. We provide the system, install it, and provide maintenance and 24 hour repair services to ensure schools always benefit from an efficient and highly functioning heating system.  

    If you’re based in Dorset, Hampshire or Wiltshire and want to deal with a professional, friendly, and highly knowledgeable heating company, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Asbury Heating on 01202 745189.