Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a heater that can plug into a 115-volt outlet and provide a ton of heat without using any fossil fuels like propane or diesel? Unfortunately, there is no such thing. A 115-volt outlet is limited by the laws of physics and can only safely accommodate portable heat pumps or space heaters.
Even though these heating options may work for smaller spaces, your business may require more heat. Other options for producing additional heat include direct, indirect heaters or increasing your electricity availability to accommodate a larger electric heater such as 9kw, 15kw, 30kw, or 60kw, which would require an electrician.
Either way, Priority Rental has a rental solution for your heating needs.
Portable Heat Pumps
If you’re looking for temporary heating solutions for smaller spaces such as an office area, small retail space, hospital lobby, or classroom, a portable heat pump may be the perfect answer.
The beauty of portable heat pumps is that they simply move heat from one environment to another. In the winter, heat is absorbed from the refrigeration cycle and converted into warm air. Plus, in terms of efficiency, running this unit is equivalent to running 3 space heaters.
The system works in reverse during the summer, absorbing heat from indoors, which subsequently cools down your space.
Electric space heaters come in a variety of sizes. In some cases, you can find a smaller space heater that can safely plug into a 115-volt outlet. However, these units may only be able to generate enough heat for a smaller area like an individual office, laboratory, or computer room.
Electric space heaters are quiet and clean, generating no combustion by-products, which result in better air quality in your heated space.
Commercial Heaters That Generate More Heat
For those businesses or organizations that require a great deal of heat, several options are available:
- Direct Fired Heaters: If you’re seeking a way to heat a construction site or a large, sparsely populated warehouse, consider direct fired heaters. All the heat generated by natural gas, propane, or diesel is used directly as heat, which makes direct fired heaters extremely efficient. However, these do require good ventilation to operate safely.
- Indirect Fired Heaters: Organizations needing to heat a large, closed-in space with many people should consider indirect fired heaters. These use fossil fuels but the unit itself operates outside, providing the generated heat through ductwork. This allows safe ventilation and clean indoor air.
- Electric Heaters: With the right level of electrical service, you can take advantage of larger electric heaters for your temporary or supplemental heating needs.
- Industrial Space Heaters: For maximum heating in large spaces like outdoor tents, sports arenas, hospitals, or large office buildings, you may want to consider industrial space heaters. These require 60kW of power but can meet significant heating needs.