Heating your space is crucial for the safety of your employees and guests and in certain circumstances, the efficiency of your project. When it comes time to determine which heating system is best for you, there’s a lot on your to-do list.
You should start by gathering the tools you need for your space in order to maximize its efficiency. This means reducing drafts, using fans, and getting familiar with your thermostat to monitor the temperature of the room. Learn more about how to efficiently heat your construction site.
Then, you’ll need to select the correct unit for your space. Learn more about the difference between direct and indirect fired heaters. After you decide whether to use an indirect, direct or electric unit, you need to confront the big question–how much heat do you need?
It’s an overwhelming question, but there’s no need to worry! Use our calculator to determine the right heating system for you. Just estimate the cubic feet of the space you need heated, select a desired temperature rise, and choose an insulation level. The calculator will generate how many BTUs per hour you need to heat the area.
Calculate How Much Heat You Need to Heat Your Space
If you have a building that is 3,500 square feet with 10 foot ceilings (35,000 cubic feet), and you want the temperature to rise 30 degrees, and your building has all doors, windows and a roof, but no insulation, then you will need 84,000 BTU/hour to heat that area to the desired temperature.
Now that you know how much heating you need, take a look at the portable heaters we offer. In the event that you encounter a problem with your heating system, you can use our heating troubleshooting video series to resolve the problem.
In some cases, you may need multiple units to keep your space heated. The best thing to do is to contact us directly to request more information.
Don’t Forget to Rent Temporary Heaters During HVAC Maintenance
How do you plan to provide temperature control during HVAC maintenance? Most buildings require HVAC maintenance twice a year. If you don’t plan out maintenance, your system might fail. Consider renting electric heaters during maintenance to ensure your space remains warm while your unit is serviced.
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