Maintaining a proper temperature in your church is an important maintenance component that comes into play when keeping services running as they should. Without a temperature-controlled space, your attendance will likely suffer.
It’s common that permanent heating systems fail, especially among older buildings, so a portable heating solution is a simple, turnkey fix that can keep your church warm and operational throughout the colder months.
4 Requirements When Heating a Church Building
Usually, we see older church buildings rely on a boiler system to keep their building warm. Typically these boilers were installed decades ago and are a hassle to replace when a breakdown occurs. To minimize downtime, we find temporary, portable heaters are a great solution to keep your space at the right temperature.
If you have an older heating system that stops working, you will want to:
- Understand heat loss. Does your church have high ceilings and stained glass windows? Understanding your setup can greatly determine the kind of systems your space will need and how these units are installed.
- Note the fuel source available. This will determine whether you can run an electrical system or require a unit that runs off of a diesel or propane supply.
- Assess the dimensions of the space. You will need to understand how many cubic feet of space you need to keep warm to determine the right system for you. Our heat calculator can help you decide.
- Determine the system you need based on BTU. You want to make sure the system you choose can deliver the correct right amount of energy. Check out our BTU fuel chart to understand how much heat you can get from a fuel source.
When it comes to heating older buildings, we find that most do not offer ample electricity. In this circumstance, electric heaters are not a good option. Although direct-fired heaters work great for some applications, an open flame isn’t recommended in a space with heavy foot traffic as this becomes a safety hazard. We often supply older church buildings with indirect fired heater rentals, which are designed with a contained flame system that’s safe to use in enclosed spaces.
How to Heat Your Space
Our video below lays out some of the key factors you should consider when thinking about temporarily heating your commercial building:
Maintain the Right Temperature All Season Long
At Priority Rental, a Herc Rentals Business, we understand that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for keeping your space temperature-controlled, which is why we are always here for support. Before you begin the rental process, we are happy to walk you through your options!
We offer a vast array of indirect fired, direct fired, and electrical heaters that are ready for delivery through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Washington D.C., and parts of Virginia.
Looking for a long-term rental option? We offer flexible rental contracts to keep your space at the right temperature for as long as necessary.
Contact us for more information today.