Commercial Heater

Types of Commercial Heaters

Understanding Commercial Heaters

At B.I.M.S., Inc., our years of experience have shown us that commercial heaters are pivotal in providing comfort and functionality across various industries. Whether it’s for a small-sized industrial application or a massive corporate complex, the choice of the right commercial heater can significantly impact operations and energy consumption.

Our journey in the HVAC-R industry, particularly with commercial heaters, has taught us that understanding the specific needs of each client is the cornerstone of excellent service. This understanding has not only allowed us to solve complex heating challenges but also to build long-term relationships with our clients.

Types of Commercial Heaters

Forced Air Heaters

Forced air heaters are a common sight in many commercial settings, prized for their efficiency and ability to distribute heat evenly. Our technicians, with their adept understanding of these systems, routinely handle both installation and maintenance, ensuring optimal performance.

Infrared Heaters

Another type that we frequently recommend, especially for warehouses and outdoor spaces, is the infrared heater. Unlike forced air heaters, these work by radiating heat to warm up objects directly, making them ideal for spot heating and reducing wasted energy.

Choosing the Right Heater

Deciding on the best commercial heater for your business can be a daunting task. This decision involves considering various factors such as the size of the space, the type of activities conducted within, and energy efficiency. At B.I.M.S., we pride ourselves on guiding our clients through this process, leveraging our expertise to tailor heating solutions that meet their specific requirements.

One of the first steps in this journey is conducting a thorough assessment of the site, which allows us to understand the unique heating needs of each space. Based on this assessment, we can then offer recommendations on the most suitable types of commercial heaters, focusing on those that offer both efficiency and reliability.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is at the forefront of considerations for any commercial heater installation or upgrade. With rising energy costs and growing environmental concerns, selecting heaters that minimize energy consumption without compromising performance is crucial. Our specialists are skilled at identifying and installing high-efficiency models that provide significant savings over time.

It’s worth noting that advancements in technology have led to the development of highly efficient commercial heating systems. These not only reduce operational costs but also contribute to sustainability efforts–a core value that B.I.M.S., Inc. upholds in all its projects.

Maintenance and Repair

Once a commercial heater is installed, regular maintenance becomes key to prolonging its lifespan and ensuring it operates at peak efficiency. Our maintenance services are designed to prevent downtime and avoid costly repairs. This proactive approach includes scheduled inspections, cleaning, and the replacement of worn parts before they fail.

In instances where a heater does encounter problems, our team is equipped to provide swift repair services. Our fully stocked trucks and factory-trained technicians mean we’re always ready to respond to your needs, minimizing any impact on your operations.

Installation Services

Choosing B.I.M.S., Inc. for your commercial heater installation means entrusting your project to seasoned professionals who understand the intricacies of HVAC systems. Our team is not only skilled in the technical aspects of installation but also committed to ensuring minimal disruption to your daily operations.

We approach each installation project with a keen eye for detail, making sure that every component is correctly installed and fully functional. This meticulous attention to detail is what sets us apart and has earned us a reputation for reliability and excellence in the Greater Texas Area.

Why Choose Us?

At B.I.M.S., Inc., our commitment to integrity, experience, and customer satisfaction is what drives us. We understand that the needs of our clients are diverse, and we pride ourselves on offering customized solutions that address these unique requirements.

Our dedication to providing top-notch quality parts, equipment, service, and support is unwavering. With over 45 years in the industry, our team is not just service providers; we are partners in ensuring your commercial spaces are warm, comfortable, and efficient. Whether you’re facing an HVAC-R system issue or planning a new installation, our door is always open to help you navigate through any challenge.

Choosing the right commercial heater can make a significant difference in your business’s operation and energy costs. At B.I.M.S., Inc., we’re committed to helping you make that choice with confidence, backed by our professional expertise and unwavering support.

Maintenance and Repair

What is a commercial heater?

At B.I.M.S., Inc., when we talk about a commercial heater, we’re referring to a specialized HVAC system designed to meet the heating needs of businesses and industrial spaces. Unlike residential heaters, these systems are built to cover larger areas, handle more intense usage, and offer various heating solutions tailored to diverse commercial environments. Whether it’s a forced-air system commonly seen in offices or infrared heaters for warehouses, each type has its distinct advantages based on the specific requirements of the space it serves.

How much area will a 5000 watt heater heat?

A 5000 watt heater is quite powerful, and its coverage largely depends on the insulation quality of the building and the external temperature. However, as a general rule of thumb, you can expect such a unit to effectively heat an area of about 500 square feet in a moderately insulated space. It’s crucial to consider that in areas with poor insulation or in extremely cold climates, the effective coverage could be less. Tailoring the heating solution to the specific needs and conditions of your space is something we excel at.

Can space heaters be used in commercial buildings?

While space heaters can technically be used in commercial settings, they are not always the best or safest heating solution. They’re typically designed for small, targeted areas and can pose fire risks if not used properly. Instead, we recommend exploring more efficient and safer commercial heating options designed for larger spaces. These include systems like forced-air or infrared heaters, which can provide consistent and safe warmth across a broader area, ensuring the comfort and safety of all occupants.

How big of a heater do I need to heat my shop?

The size of the heater required to efficiently warm your shop depends on various factors, including the shop’s square footage, ceiling height, insulation quality, and the average outside temperature during the coldest period of the year. A rough estimation is that you’ll need about 10 watts of heating power for every square foot of space in a moderately insulated area. For a more precise calculation and recommendation, our team would conduct a thorough assessment of your shop to identify the most suitable heating solution that balances efficiency, comfort, and operating costs.

What are the advantages of infrared heaters over traditional forced-air heaters for commercial spaces?

Infrared heaters offer several advantages for certain commercial applications. Unlike forced-air systems that heat the air, infrared heaters heat objects and people directly, providing immediate warmth. This method can be more energy-efficient in spaces where heating the entire volume of air isn’t necessary or practical, like in warehouses or outdoor patios. Additionally, infrared heaters can create a more comfortable environment by reducing drafts and not circulating dust or other allergens.

Why is regular maintenance essential for commercial heaters?

Regular maintenance is the key to ensuring your commercial heater operates efficiently and safely over its lifespan. Preventative maintenance can help identify potential issues before they escalate into more serious problems, saving you from unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. Moreover, well-maintained heaters tend to have a longer lifespan and operate more efficiently, contributing to lower energy bills and a reduced environmental impact. At B.I.M.S., Inc., our maintenance services are designed to keep your heating system in top condition, ensuring it delivers optimal performance and reliability.

How do I choose the right commercial heater for my business?

Choosing the right commercial heater involves considering several factors, including the size and layout of your space, the type of activities conducted within, and your energy efficiency goals. It’s also important to think about the long-term operating costs and any specific requirements, such as the need for zone heating. At B.I.M.S., Inc., we use our extensive experience to guide our clients through this process, providing personalized consultations and recommendations based on a comprehensive assessment of their heating needs. Our goal is to find a heating solution that not only meets your immediate requirements but also aligns with your long-term objectives for comfort, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.


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