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Factors to Keep in Mind When Buying an Industrial Electric Heater

Industrial electric heaters make worksites a whole lot warmer, making the winter season bearable for construction workers and anyone having to spend their day on an unheated worksite. Having a heater on site lets workers focus on the task at hand rather than thinking about how they can’t feel their toes and fingers. No one likes to work in the cold, and no one should have to! Industrial electric heaters are a necessity on the worksite. Let’s look at a few things to consider before rushing out to pick one up.

Available Power Source

An industrial electric heater will need a power source. When buying a heater, consider what power source will be available on site. Will there be an electric power source? What are the available voltages and currents? Having an industrial electric heater is great, but it won’t get you very far if your site can’t support its operational needs.

Single Phase VS Three Phase

It is common for industrial electric heaters to be divided into single phase and three phase camps. What’s the difference? Single phase power supply is common in residential homes, while three phase supply is seen more in commercial and industrial facilities. Three phase is better suited to accommodate higher loads, whereas single phase lends itself to less intensive lighting, or to heating that doesn’t require large electric motors. The major perk of three phase is its efficiency and ability to supply power at a steady, constant rate.

Consider Heating Needs

Not every worksite will need the same size or type of heater. The efficiency of industrial electric heaters will correlate with the size of the worksite and the site’s unique heating needs. Is the space open or closed? As in, will there be significant heat loss throughout the day? An outdoor worksite and an indoor one will contrast heavily in their heating needs, and more generally, every worksite will come with its own factors to consider. When buying a heater, it is important to acknowledge any and all of the factors that influence heating needs onsite.

Finding the Right Heater

With the right industrial electric heater, a cold and frigid worksite will be turned up to an energized and focused environment. Need a heater but still not sure what to get? At KCD Energy, we make buying industrial heaters simple. We carry both single and three phase heaters made right here in the USA. Our single phase heaters are tailored to construction sites with temporary power and large residential applications. Interested in the three phase? Our three phase system is designed for commercial and industrial use. Our commercial heaters are portable, user-friendly, easy to install, quick, and clean. We also carry electric radiant heaters for rent that are suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. If you are in the market for a heater but are not sure what size or style you need, contact us today and we will help you find the right fit for your needs.

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