Auto Body Shop Heating: The Warm Air Method

Auto Body Shop Heating: The Warm Air Method

Close consideration is required is when considering an auto body shop heating system. This is due to unique nature of the way that the space is used. Some auto body shops are run with their doors closed for the majority of time, while others are run with the doors open, or opening on a regular basis.


There are two garage heating systems that are regularly employed; being radiant heating systems and warm air heating systems. Here we take a look at the warm air method and when it is suited for use in garages, auto dealerships and workshops.


Oil fired warm air heating


The warm air heating method suits an auto body shop best, under the scenario of a closed workshop. Here, the garage doors open less frequently and for shorter periods of time. This may mean that the auto body shop is specialising in services such as painting or spraying, the manufacturing of parts or the removal of bodywork dents.


Here the Combat Free Standing Warm Air Heater would be suited. The cabinet style means that the auto body shop heater can be installed quickly, with a plug and play electrical connection. Many fuels can be used and a popular choice is to have oil fired warm air heating.


The heat is generated at ground level, which reduces the warm up time, quickly creating a space that is ready for the workforce to begin operations. The oil fired warm air heating cabinet has a high-efficiency fan ventilation system, that achieves 50% or better fan performance, compared to older style technologies used within the industry.


The auto body shop enjoys reduced installation costs, through the option of installing a horizontal flue. The warm air heating system can be free blowing or ducted and additionally offer a summer ventilation facility.


These garage heating systems can be floor standing, horizontal mounted or located outside, in the case of the weather proofed version. Small and large garages and workshops can be catered for, through a wide range of heating outputs.


Workshops that have tall ceilings or poorly insulated roofs can also increase the heating efficiency, with the Combat Energy Saving De-stratification fan. This fan redirects heat back down to the working level, saving heating costs with less heat escaping through the roof.


Quality and durability are assured with a construction that includes a stainless steel combustion chamber and a mild steel heat exchanger.


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