Skip to main content

How to Keep the Heat In and the Harsh Winter Air Outside

By November 14, 2016August 9th, 2022Winterizing

Don’t let the warm air inside your office or office escape- keep the heat in and the cold air out with these tips and tricks.

How to Keep the Heat in and the Harsh Winter Air Outside

Just when you thought your office was getting to be the perfect temperature, you find yourself sitting in the Arctic Tundra! While it might keep you alert and awake, it’s a pain to dress in layers every day because you have to guess what the climate of the office will be. If this is a recurring issue for you, maybe it’s time to consider some other options. Here are a few ideas of how to keep the office warm this winter.

1. Rugs

Not only can you keep your office warm with this solution, but you can also spruce it up a bit. By adding rugs or carpeting to your space you can keep hot air from escaping through the floors. So add a chic, plush rug to the office and you might find yourself staying warmer, longer.

2. Thick Curtains

Make that well fitted and thick. Curtains can help keep the cold air from the windows from invading your office or having the warm air get out through the spaces in the window. Also, make sure you are opening and closing them when you should be. Let the light in during the day to allow the sunlight to warm up the area, and close them at night to trap that warm same air in!

3. Fireplace plug

Fireplaces can make an office feel cozy, that is until you find out that all of your heat is escaping through it. Investing in a fireplace plug can keep your cozy atmosphere, without causing you to keep an extra jacket at your desk.

4. Reverse the ceiling fan’s direction

This might sound crazy but hang in there a second. Reversing your fan’s direction from counterclockwise to clockwise can actually keep your office warmer longer. This will pull the cold air up and push the warm air back down. Who said fans are just for keeping you cool?

5. Double glazed windows

A lot of windows in the office gives it a great aesthetic, but in terms of keeping an office warm, it’s not the best. A costly but efficient way to keep the warm air inside is to double glaze your windows. The gaps in-between the glass causes heat loss, but with the double glazing technique, you can seal them up! So, keep that nice, warm air inside and enjoy the view too.

6. Insulation…Everywhere

If all else fails, it’s probably time to insulate your office. If you are located in New England winters can be tough and they won’t be getting easier any time soon. Insulating your walls, ceilings and floors can make a big difference and save you a lot of money and energy in the long-run.
The winter months can be frustrating enough with commute delays and wet shoes, don’t let that discomfort extend to the office too. For more solutions contact re:fab!


Sources:


Drywall + Carpentry


Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.


Renovation Services


Professional Renovation Services Tailored to your Industry.

re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Rebranding Services and Special Finishes Installments
  • Carpentry & Drywall Repairs
  • Heating and AC and/or HVAC
  • Plumbing & Electrical
  • Trenching
  • Appliance Replacement
  • Gutters
  • Structural Repairs & Safety Hazards


Specialty Flooring


Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
  • Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Coating Systems
  • High-Performance Urethane Topcoat
  • Resurfacers
  • Same-Day Coating Systems
  • Moisture Vapor Reducer
  • Sealers
  • Urethane Topcoats

*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.


EIFS + Stucco


Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.


Power Washing


Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
  • Driveway and parking lot cleaning
  • Patio washing
  • Gutter and drain cleaning
  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

Choose the organization you think deserves a refresh, or enter one of your own and vote!

Please fill out the contact information below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss this position. Thanks!

Please fill out the contact information below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss this position. Thanks!

Please fill out the contact information below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss this position. Thanks!

Fill In Your Contact Information Below And Someone From Our Team Will Be In Touch Shortly.


Painting


re:fab’s 30 years+ experience with commercial interior and exterior painting, sealing and wall & ceiling applications assures each client that we have the expertise to deliver for any business painting requirement. Tackling projects both large and small, across New England, our teams are capable of serving all of your standard and specialty painting and application needs.

  • Interior & exterior applications
  • Multi-color systems
  • Wallpaper removal & installation
  • Power washing
  • EIFS & stucco
  • Wall coverings
  • Korugard
  • Acoustical ceiling painting
  • Lead paint removal
  • Low odor and non-VOC painting
  • Line striping
  • Electrostatic painting