Find Heat Relief with Carrier Rentals

01/03/2017 12:56:14

As of December 21, we officially hit winter. However, the temperature dropped a long time ago. By now, you’re probably noticing the certain parts of your warehouse or office that aren’t heating as quickly as other areas. After crunching the numbers, you realize that a full replacement of the heating unit is A) not budget friendly and B) may not completely solve the problem. At this point, it is time to start looking at temporary heaters to help neutralize your problem and make your workspace more comfortable during the winter. With so both direct-fired heaters and indirect-fired heaters being extremely prevalent and reliable solutions, it can be hard to determine which is best for you. This helpful guide aims to assist you in finding the right temporary heater to fit your needs.

Direct-Fired Heaters

This type of heater is similar to a gas stove or gas grill. A direct-fired heater works by directly transferring the heat from the internal burner to the heated airflow. They force the air directly through the flame to help heat the air and convert 100% of their fuel into heat. With their design and technology, they are a guaranteed bet for efficiency, cost, and convenience. Proper ventilation is a necessity for a direct-fired heater, so tight spaces are not ideal for this level of temporary heating. Consider this unit if you’re working in outdoor spaces, construction sites, or warehouses.

Indirect-Fired Heaters

When you think of indirect-fired heaters, think of how your home furnace works. These types of units have an enclosed chamber where the heat is held and then heats a unit called the “heat exchanger”. Through the heat exchanger, the cold air passes through and converts to hot air which is then released. In comparison to the direct-fired Heater, the air that is released from the indirect-fired heater is cleaner, as the circulated air never comes in direct contact with the flame. On the downside, they tend to be more expensive and a little less efficient. Indirect heaters are ideal for smaller, more tightly sealed workspaces indoors.

Of course these are just two of the types of heaters that available, but these are the most practical and most common solutions. Winter is only set to get colder, so contact Carrier Rentals to get started on your temporary heating solutions before it’s too late.