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Unit Heaters

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Unit Heaters

Unit heaters range from a smaller room-sized electric heaters to much larger indoor and outdoor duct furnaces. The unit heaters are typically used in areas with high ceilings, and are exposed in the space to be heated. Unit heaters offer low installed cost, and are able to heat large volume areas without requiring extensive duct systems to be put in place.

Since about 1916, unit heaters have been making their way into the lives of people, warming up all sorts of spaces from classrooms, factories, and homes up to warehouses. Unit heaters for commercial heating are stand-alone appliances specially created to provide heat while using different sources of energy to accomplish the task at hand. The sources of energy used can range from steam, hot water, all the way to number 2 fuel oil, natural gas and propane.

They seem simple on the surface, but these appliances have different components and accessories depending on where they will be deployed and the energy source required to power them.

Continue reading to learn more about the range type of unit heaters, sizing requirements, along with placements, all designed to warm up your business and keep production running along.

Types of Unit Heaters

There are a wide variety of unit heaters that operate in various envionrments and they range in shape and size. Some are very versatile while others are designed for niche applications.

Mot unit heaters ship with a robust fan system to produce good air flow that evenly and efficiently distributed in its environment.

Each type of unit heater comes with its own limitations, disadvantages and advantages.

First Type: Circulating Hot Water Systems

  • Hot water is generated by a main boiler
  • Suitable for warehouses, workshops, sports halls
  • Usually controlled by thermostat

Second Type: Standard Electric Heater

  • Used in commercial and industrial settings
  • Usually start at about 3,000 Watt
  • Starts at about 12 inches W by 3 feet H
  • Converts electrical current to heat

Third Tyoe: Steam Fed Heater

  • Produces steam - not hot water
  • Generally found in large operations with large budgets

Forth Type: Specialized Application

  • Customize for any business use
  • Can heat at high temps up to 185 deg. F
  • Stand alone, wall mounted, ceiling mounted

Fifth Type: ATEX Rated Heater

  • For use in hazardous areas
  • Used in oil and gas refinereis

Sixth Type: Propane, Diesel

  • Burns a number of different fuels
  • Used for large events, contruction jobs, etc.

Seventh Type: Solid Fuel Heater

  • Used in industrial business setups
  • Used for large events, contruction jobs, etc.
  • High power centrifugal fan and a heat exchange
  • Used for combustible waste

Eight Type: Biomass Heater

  • similar to conventional gas boilers
  • burns biomass fuels

Nineth Type: Cabinet Heater

  • Perfect for maintaining a minimum temperature

Tenth Type: Forced Air

  • Perfect for small, medium and large environments
  • Usually gas or propane source
  • Distributes heat better and farther

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