The Best Industrial Space Heaters for Energy Efficiency

Posted by NorthStock, Inc. on Dec 7th 2021

Energy efficiency is a major consideration when choosing an industrial space heater. Not only will an energy-efficient unit help you keep your utility costs down, it can help you establish your company as environmentally conscious. Fortunately, more and more top manufacturers are prioritizing efficiency when they're designing heaters, and you have plenty of energy-efficient indoor propane space heaters, natural gas portable space heaters, and industrial electric space heaters to suit the unique needs of your application.

Do You Need a Space Heater?

Industrial space heaters can be used in addition to a central heating system to offer supplementary warmth in colder areas of the building, during an especially cold time of year, or in outdoor environments, like construction sites. In some cases, space heaters may be your primary heating source, which allows you to easily maintain different temperatures in different rooms of your building. Depending upon the size and shape of your building, how your heating system is designed, and how big the desired temperature changes, an indoor electric or propane space heater can give you the heat you need—while being affordable to operate.

Types of Industrial Space Heaters

When choosing your heater, you'll need to determine how much heating power you need, whether you want a fixed or portable unit, where you have the space to install it, and what fuel source you want to use.

Portable Space Heaters

Choose from propane or natural gas portable space heaters, like the L.B. White Boss 1000 direct-fired heater, one of many gas construction heaters we have available. Portable kerosene heaters are also popular for outdoor applications since they produce a lot of heat and don't require access to a gas line. Portable blower heaters, like those from ChromaloxFostoriaPatron, and Qmark, are efficient industrial electric space heaters, ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. They're commonly used in warehouses to heat the areas where people are working, eliminating the need to heat the entire large room.

Gas Unit Heaters

A vented natural gas or propane shop heater with a thermostat is small but powerful, making it great for large, open spaces. With hundreds of models to choose from, you have your choice of heat exchanger types, profiles, and more. Hanging heaters are a smart solution when you don't have the wall or floor space available, while propane floor heaters are an option if you have the space and proper access to the gas line and ventilation.

Gas heaters are economical and reliable, and they're often a preferred choice, especially in areas where electricity costs are high. Gas unit heaters, like the Effinity by Modine, Optum by Beacon Morris, and Nexus by Sterling, are around 97 percent efficient, and there are industrial hanging heaters designed for high-moisture areas and extreme environments. The popular Hot Dawg series, by Modine, is commonly used in both commercial and residential garages and workshops.

Radiant Heaters

Radiant heaters are commonly used in a variety of commercial environments. Radiant heat is exceptionally efficient because, instead of heating the air, it heats people and objects directly. That also means radiant units don't need a blower, so they run quietly and reduce the spread of dust and other potential allergens. Radiant propane shop heaters are about 50 percent more efficient than fan-forced heating, making them an ideal solution in warehouses, outdoor patios, distribution centers, and more.

Your indoor propane space heater could be a radiant heater, or you could choose a model that runs on natural gas or electricity. At NorthStock, we have a variety of portable radiant heaters available, including the Chromalox STAR-02A-71-P and the Fostoria FSP-3127-1.

Industrial Space Heaters from NorthStock

At NorthStock, we're proud to carry an extensive inventory of commercial and industrial space heaters from the top manufacturers in the industry. Over the years, we've built trusted partnerships with these brands, which allows us to offer low, factory-direct pricing on new (never used or refurbished) products and provide fast, free shipping on all orders in the lower 48 states to ensure you get the products you need as quickly as possible. With unparalleled inventory and a knowledgeable customer care team, we're equipped to handle all your heating, cooling, and ventilation needs. Contact us to learn more about our wide range of industrial space heaters and how we can help you find the one that's right for your application.