Written on: October 16, 2023
With cold weather quickly approaching here in Southeastern Wisconsin, you may be worrying about the projects your construction business will be working on.
Boehlke Bottled Gas is here to help with propane temporary heating services! We not only deliver propane, we also provide the propane tanks and include wireless propane tank monitoring so your jobsite always has the propane it needs for it to be safe for both workers and materials.
Direct-fired heaters: These heaters are widely used on construction projects and are commonly referred to as torpedoes or salamanders. They function by drawing in air from the room, heating it with an open flame, and then circulating it back into the space. These units are typically fueled by propane or diesel, although natural gas or kerosene can also be used. One of the main advantages of these heaters is their high efficiency, making them cost-effective to operate. Additionally, the radiant heat models do not require electricity, which is particularly advantageous during construction when power may not be readily available.
Indirect-fired heaters: Many construction companies are now realizing the numerous advantages of using indirect-fired heaters. Unlike direct-fired heaters, these units are typically positioned outside the building. The fuel is burned in a closed combustion chamber, drawing air from the exterior. The resulting heat is transferred to a heat exchanger, which in turn warms the outside air. This warm air is then evenly distributed throughout the building via fans and ducts strategically placed in work areas. Although indirect-fired heaters are less efficient and require electricity, the added safety of conducting the combustion process outdoors is a significant advantage.
Temporary heating is a reliable and effective method for warming up projects, but it is crucial to understand the proper usage of the equipment. At Boehlke Bottled Gas, we are committed to providing you with expert guidance on the best practices for ensuring the safety of temporary heating. With our valuable insights, your project will run seamlessly and with peace of mind.
With customized temporary heating services from Boehlke Bottled Gas, you can keep your wintertime construction projects moving forward! Contact us today for a consultation.