Heating season tends to arrive in a hurry, forcing contractors to quickly move from cooling to heating in order to maintain conditions, protect products, and provide for worker safety. As cold weather arrives and the search for seasonal heating continues, Polygon has some suggestions for your heater rental needs.
Depending on where you are located in the United States, winter weather can range from cool evenings and sixty-degree mornings all the way to sub-zero temperatures, with equipment and people barely operating! That wide weather range means that some people view portable heating as an option, while others absolutely must have heaters on their job site. As many contractors and industrial outfits enter the cold season, here is a quick overview of what to consider in your heater rental.
Do you need a Rental Heater for your Job Site?
Depending on the type of work you’re involved in, a heater may be considered a luxury or it may be the difference in accomplishing a project. On construction sites, for example, materials may require proper acclimation before they are installed. A heater helps maintain a stable environment and allows for various wood finishing products and other materials to be manipulated and properly installed.
Low temperatures can cause cracking or damage to products as they’re installed on construction sites. On industrial projects, especially those working with metal surfaces, delivering a determined steel temperature may be required for painting or other surface preparation. Lastly, regardless of the type of project, worker safety is the essential factor when considering whether to rent a heater for any project. If there is an enclosed area but no temperature control, safety and productivity may both be at risk.
What Options do you have with Rental Heating?
When it comes to choosing a heater, options exist but you must consider what you’re trying to heat. Some of the main forms of heating available are electric heaters, direct-fired (open flame) heaters, and indirect fired (gas) heaters.
Of the three options, the indirect fired heater is typically the heater of choice when sensitive products are involved and/or moisture is a concern. Indirect fired heaters do not add moisture to a space, they’re usually portable and generally a cost-effective option on industrial projects where electricity is not an option (for more on heater differences, read this). Electric heat, of course, requires a generator or power source but is a nice option when dry heat is required and power is abundant. The direct-fired (open flame) heater is typically used for worker comfort only, as they will add moisture.
Know your Rental Options with Portable Heating
If you are examining rental options for a heater on your project, the good news is that you have options. For example, Polygon offers many options when renting a heater, in both heater sizes and duration. You can rent by the week, month or even acquire a seasonal rate for a single heater or any quantity of heaters over the course of this winter. Sizes and availability range, and as the cold weather approaches, inventory may drop as fast as the mercury.
Keep your jobsite warm this winter, contact a Polygon representative to ask about heater sizes, inventory, and heater rental rates.