Commercial Propane Temporary Heat Guide
Commercial Uses for Temporary Propane Heating
Temporary propane heaters for commercial use generally consist of two groups:
Propane construction heaters – 80% of construction projects with temporary heat are fueled by propane. Construction companies rely on portable propane construction heaters for many uses, from keeping their crew warm in cold weather to maintaining temperatures so certain materials can set properly.
Other uses for temporary propane heaters – commercial industries beyond construction that use temporary propane heaters include agriculture (for brooding poultry), manufacturing, and real estate. A company or business in any industry may need temporary propane heaters for the following applications:
- Emergency heating
- Recovering from a natural disaster
- Drying out or dehumidifying a building
- Conducting thermal treatment of wood pallets
- Routine maintenance if the main heating system needs to be shut off
AmeriGas provides temporary propane heating services for a wide array of commercial uses. Contact an AmeriGas representative to learn more about how we can help your business.
Temporary Propane Heat Benefits
Some of the biggest benefits of temporary propane heaters include:
It’s the easiest and cleanest choice.
It keeps the right temperature for materials to set.
It’s easily portable.
It keeps your workers warm, comfortable, and productive.
It's available right from the start.
It keeps the air cleaner.
Cylinders or bulk tanks: which to use?
Propane construction heaters range in size from small, portable cylinders for single-home construction (producing about 35,000 BTUs of heat) to large bulk tanks capable of heating hospitals or resorts (producing up to 5 million BTUs).
Choosing cylinders or bulk tanks depends on your needs. For example:
Cylinder: If your job-site is on the smaller side and you only have a few rooms to work on, cylinders may be best for your propane needs.
Bulk: If you have a larger job-site where you are building a hospital or office building, a bulk tank may be a better fit.
In addition to the size of your project, there are other factors to consider when deciding whether to use a cylinder or bulk tank. For proper installation of temporary cylinders and bulk tanks, you need to determine lot locations. Many local fire marshals or building inspectors have a permit process for these temporary tank placements. An AmeriGas representative can help you determine what size heater is right for your propane needs, as well as assist you with the required paperwork.
FAQs: Propane Temporary Heat
Frequently asked questions about temporary propane heat
Q: Why should I choose propane for temporary heating?
Q: Can you use a propane heater inside?
Q: What safety guidelines should I follow when using temporary propane heaters?
Q: How do I start using AmeriGas temporary heating services for my business?
Services from AmeriGas
Propane Temporary Heat
AmeriGas can provide your business with commercial propane service, delivery, and tank installation. We’ll keep you fueled no matter the size or scope of your work. We will be there to help every step of the way.
As an AmeriGas customer, you will receive:
- Local, professional service
- 24/7 live emergency service
- A dedicated account manager
- A wide range of delivery options
- Flexible pricing & payment options
To start using temporary propane heating services from AmeriGas, contact a representative today or call 1-800-AMERIGAS.