Warm air heaters are what most of our clients install in their buildings. The heaters take cool air and pass it through a heat exchanger. The hot air is then released into the building either directly from the heater or through ducts to where the heat is needed.
There are two types:
- Suspended heaters
- Floor standing heaters
I’ll explain when you might want to use each.
They can be fueled by either oil or gas. So you have the option depending on which fuel is more accessible to your location.
Suspended heaters are ideal for sites where floor space is at a premium.
You might have a warehouse with wall to wall racking, or forklift trucks driving around. Because these heaters are suspended from the ceiling they can target a specific area or heat a large area without being an obstruction or being obstructed.
If you have a large space then multiple heaters can be installed. Our heating engineers will design a solution that works with your building to heat it efficiently, taking into account how you use the building.
Floor standing heaters
Warm air cabinet heaters are floor mounted and have a number of heads to blow warm air in different directions.
They are useful when you either can’t or don’t want to suspend something from your ceiling. Also, floor standing heaters can be placed in a separate ‘plant room’ with ducting or directly into the workspace.
Speaking of your workspace, if it needs a supply of fresh air we can choose an external unit that will be installed outside and ducted into the building. The unit will then take fresh air from the outside, heat it up and pump it into your building. This is especially useful in workplaces such as garages or heavy industrial where air quality might not be great.
Servicing for warm air heaters
Heaters that are gas fired should be serviced annually to comply with Gas Safety Regulations. Briggs Burners are licensed to service gas appliances and issue a Gas Safety Certificate.
We’re also agents for Riello, Powrmatic and Kromschroder. This means our heating engineers are very familiar with servicing and repairing their range of products, added to that we stock parts for these brands.
For more information please visit our gas burner service page.
Do you have high ceilings?
You might need a destratification fan to get the most out of your warm air heater.
Here’s why. Warm air will rise into your high ceiling, which will make your room feel colder at the floor level.
We’ve gone into more detail on the destratification fan page so head over there to learn more about how the fans solve the rising heat problem.
Buy a warm air heater from Briggs Burners
We were established in 1976 by Frank Briggs who was an early adopter of the Corgi, now Gas Safe Standards. You can be assured that we maintain that same dedication to safety standards, so you know your workforce and building will be safe.