Direct Fired Heaters and Indirect Fired Heaters

Differences between Direct Fired Heaters and Indirect Fired Heaters – An Overview

Heating and drying solutions on a construction site are necessary. This not just because managers or workers on the site are experiencing cold or humid conditions. Such solutions are needed to ensure that the construction activity carried out does not lag behind the schedule and the mould stays away from the structure.

The major solutions that can counter the humid and cold condition on the construction site include direct-fired heaters and indirect-fired heaters.

Are you confused between the two? Are you searching for the best-suited one for your site?

If yes, then you have clicked on the right source! Read further for a comprehensive overview of their functions, advantages, disadvantages.


Indirect-Fired Heaters

The indirect-fired heaters at Cross Hire resemble your home’s gas or oil burning furnace in functionality. These propane or natural gas run units consist of a flame that is placed in a burn chamber. It heats a component known as the heat exchanger. The cold air drawn into the two chambers is heated and released. The air that is released warms the environment.

Advantages
  • Since the heat circulated in indirect-fired heaters is never subjected to direct flame, the released air is 100% clean and dry.
  • These heaters come with a built-in thermostat.
  • Indirect-fired heaters can operate safely in closed spaces because they do not release carbon dioxide.
Disadvantages
  • An indirect-fired heater is complicated and needs numerous working parts for operation due to which it only achieves 80% efficiency.
  • Their rental cost is approximately 4 times of direct-fired heaters.
  • They cannot function without an electrical outlet.
  • Their installation is troublesome because they require exhaust ventilation, which results in either setting up or tearing down of ductwork.
  • They are large in size, which makes them difficult to transport.

Direct-Fired Heaters

The direct-fired heaters at Cross Hire are similar to your gas stove tops or gas barbeque grills. They use propane or natural gas for operation. The main difference between them and the indirect-fired heaters is that the air moves through the flame for heating.

Advantages
  • They utilize all of the fuel in passing air through the flame, reducing fuel consumption and operation cost and increasing efficiency.
  • Indirect Fire heaters have a simple built, which makes them easier to transport.
  • They are more powerful as compared to indirect-fired ones.
  • Some of them do not need electricity.
  • Their rental cost is cheaper than indirect-fired heaters.
  • They have a built-in thermostat to manage temperature.
  • They do not require supervision during operation.
Disadvantages
  • They require ventilation for safe operation.
  • They release carbon monoxide and moisture in the air.

Have you decided which among these two is suitable for your site? Are you still confused?

Don’t worry! Cross Hire’s experienced experts will help you in deciding the best-suited heater for your site. If you have already decided, then hire from our extensive heater collection by clicking here or by calling 1890 247 266!

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