Portable heaters and contractor heaters are used when a space is not getting enough heat and needs additional heating. They are easy to transport with their built in handles and cord storage units. These types of heaters generally use a forced air system and can have a mounting bracket that comes with them so they are able to distribute heat from a higher point. Portable and contractor heaters can have three different types of energy sources:
These heaters can be used for a variety of applications including:
BTU stands for British thermal unit which is a measurement of how much heat energy is used to raise the temperature of one pound of water. The ‘H’ refers to how many BTUs are used in an hour.
Cold air is pulled into the system where it is filtered and heated. The filter gets rid of any allergens and dust that could be brought in with the air. Once the air is heated it is then pushed back out into the desired environment or working area. It is the only energy efficient heating system that is able to combine heating and cooling.