The clocks have turned back, the days are significantly shorter and the temperature has certainly dropped recently. Each of these things can have a significant impact on construction sites, workplaces and events, affecting both your workers themselves, alongside any tools or materials.
We have a selection of temporary electric heaters available as part of our tool hire services, perfect for these colder months ahead.
Heater Categories Available
We have a selection of heaters available, each falling into a different category:
Each of these types of portable heater offers a variety of benefits, for example, electric heaters are the most eco-friendly solution, while gas heaters can often be the more affordable option.
Within each of these categories, we have heaters designed for every purpose, from home, commercial and industrial use, indoors or outdoors.
Which Category Of Heater Should I Choose?
Our heaters range from small portable radiators to large industrial fan heaters, ideal for larger locations. Whether you’re looking to warm up a patio or marquee for an event, keep workers in your warehouse warm or utilise heat for your construction projects, we’re here to help.
Perfect for use in smaller indoor locations or poorly ventilated areas, our selection of electric heaters can provide you with the warmth you need to keep comfortable this winter. From Electric Infrared Heaters to Fan Heaters or Convector and Oil Radiators, these are ideal for use in your home, office or industrial unit.
More suited to large spaces, our extensive selection of gas heaters means we have something for every occasion. If you’re looking to heat the interior of halls or marquees, our Propane Space Heaters may be just what you’re looking for. Alternatively, if you’re in need of a heater to warm an open workspace such as a larger warehouse, our Butane Cabinet Heaters may be more suitable.
Fuel-powered heaters, such as our Diesel Radiant Heater, offer a high volume heating capacity, making them well suited to keeping expansive workplaces or large warehouses warm.
They must be placed in a well-ventilated area, due to the fact that they add moisture to the air during the heating process.
The Benefits Of Hiring A Portable Heater
Heater hire is often far more cost-effective for businesses and individuals alike than making a purchase. Particularly in England, our weather conditions are relatively mild for the majority of the year and we only need to use heaters for a few short months. Purchasing a heater, particularly one designed for commercial use, can be considerably expensive and, if you’re only going to be using it for a few days here and there, simply wouldn’t be a viable investment. Instead, our short-term hire service allows you to simply use the products as and when they are required, at an affordable rate.
But besides the obvious cost benefits, there are a variety of other reasons why hiring a portable heater is more beneficial than making a purchase:
- Firstly, there is no maintenance required. We ensure that each of our products is regularly serviced, fully working and meets all of the required legislation to ensure you’re keeping safe on-site.
- You will also be able to enjoy the benefits of full flexibility when working with a well-stocked hire company like ourselves. With so many potential uses for portable heaters, one size simply does not fit all. We have a heater for every occasion.
- One of the biggest perks of choosing to use Smiths Hire is the exceptional levels of support that our team will provide. Knowing which product to choose may seem confusing, particularly with so many different types of heaters available. Thankfully, our team are on hand to help. We can discuss your requirements with you, establishing how much heat you require and where this will be located, to recommend specific products we feel will best suit your needs.
Why Are Construction Site Heaters Required?
While we often think of heaters being hired for warehouses or for events, one location they’re particularly useful for is actually on construction sites themselves.
There are many potential uses of gas, diesel, or electric construction heaters, from practical tasks such as ground thawing, concrete curing or general drying purposes to simply ensuring that your team are working in the appropriate working conditions, offering them some relief from the bitter cold.
Portable Heater Safety
While heaters are handy to have, if they are used incorrectly they can quickly turn into a hazard. Ensuring that you have chosen the right heater and that it is properly installed is crucial to prevent fires from occurring.
One of the most common reasons for fires resulting from temporary heating is a lack of proper clearance when the heaters are positioned on-site. Regardless of which heater you choose to hire, ensuring that you’ve familiarized yourself with its specific requirements is essential. The first step is making sure you have enough room in front of and behind the hater, while not letting any flammable objects get too close.
Looking For A Heater To Hire?
Get in touch with a member of our team today to discuss the options available and obtain a quote. Give us a call on 0333 323 2100 today.