Propane Temporary Heat for Construction Sites

August 24, 2021 ____ Propane Answers, Business Owners

As if construction on a home or commercial construction wasn’t complicated enough, cold weather can add a whole new layer of variables.

Do you need to shut down for the day because of the climate?

Can the materials you’re using work to their highest efficiency given the air quality?

What about when you’re working with a large crew — can a temporary heater distribute heat far enough to keep everyone comfortable enough to do their job?

And what’s heating going to do to the bottom line, cost-wise?

Enter propane temporary heaters.

Propane heaters are the go-to for construction heat because they’re cost-effective, meet all of the on-site safety requirements, and burn clean.

Propane heaters are completely portable, allowing you to take them where the work is. This is a huge plus, in sharp contrast to electric heaters, which have to be attached to the grid — something you may not have access to in the midst of a construction job.
Plus, propane heaters pump out BTUs at a higher rate than electric temporary heaters, which saves on cost. Propane takes less energy to do the same heating job as electricity — which translates to propane costing less money. It’s also less expensive than diesel or kerosene, the other fuel-driven temporary heat options on the market.

Also, in contrast to diesel temporary heat or kerosene temporary heat, propane temporary heaters don’t give off fumes, keeping you and your team safe and your job site free from the interference of any subtle (or not so subtle) film buildup on walls and surfaces. Diesel and kerosene can create toxic fumes that impact your construction, your team’s health, and productivity — but not propane.
On job sites, propane safety doesn’t just apply to your team’s personal health but the job safety requirement of your state and business. Because propane burns clean and doesn’t release fumes, it’s well within the boundaries of safety regulations, helping you meet your requirements and breeze through paperwork problem-free.

Propane leads the pack when it comes to cost, safety, convenience, and portability.

To get started, get in touch with us at Paraco to talk about logistics, and we’ll give you an estimated heating budget for the upcoming cold seasons. We recommend doing this as early as possible to give yourself a better handle on the estimated financials of your job.
When the cold weather starts, your Paraco provider will deliver propane and a heater to your site. It’s a turnkey process where you’ll be responsible for ducting it through the building.

Another option is to utilize several smaller heaters that can move from site to site over the course of the cold season. Propane’s versatility means that you can choose what’s right for your business and the types of jobs you have coming up over the cold season.
Many builders enjoy the experience of using propane so much that they suggest it as the main permanent heating source for a home or building. Propane’s clean, efficient and convenient qualities make it a no-brainer once you’ve learned about what it can do.

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