Gas or Oil Heaters: Which One is Better for Your Business?

March 2 2021

James Patten


When it comes to heating your business premises, there are a number of factors to take into consideration. If you own a spacious building like a warehouse or factory, you need a heating solution to ensure that such a vast space is heated evenly across the entire space without creating cold spots in certain areas. For smaller spaces like a classroom or a restaurant, you need a heating solution that is easy to operate and work efficiently.

Worker in a warehouse

Another factor to consider is how the heater is powered. There are two main types of fuel for heaters: gas and oil. It might not seem like something to think about too much, but it’s actually an important aspect to take into consideration. Here’s a look at the differences between gas and oil heaters and which works better for certain businesses.

Gas Heaters

At Heritage Heating and Cooling, we provide a range of suspended gas heaters that require minimal space, making them ideal for premises like warehouses and factories where floor standing heaters would create a safety hazard.

Industrial gas heaters can be fuelled with either natural gas or propane. They have excellent design versatility and can either be installed with room sealed or open flue installation. Due to their rear or top air flue spigots, gas heaters are easy to maintain and operate. This makes them an ideal choice for environments like an office or shop.

The main advantage of gas heaters over oil heaters is that they are cheaper to operate due to natural gas costing less than oil. They are also very energy-efficient and reliable, making them a great choice for a range of purposes. However, they will need regular servicing to keep them in good condition.

Oil Heaters

Suspended oil heaters require minimal space to operate, making them ideal for the main walkways in a building. They also make an excellent choice for garages, so the perfect choice for the car repair sector.

Thanks to our vast range of heating brands, we can ensure that our industrial oil heaters are fit for purpose. They have a broad array of outputs and are compatible with most common fuel types and biofuels.

The main advantage of oil heaters over gas heaters is that they produce more heat output, making it an efficient fuel to warm up a space. They are easy to control to give you heat when you need it, and they do not produce carbon monoxide, unlike gas heaters. The installation will be more complicated than with gas heaters, however, and you will need to keep an eye on the tank and remember to fill it with oil before it runs out. But if oil prices were to drop, you can stock up on the fuel ready to use.

Industrial Heaters from Heritage Heating

At Heritage Heating and Cooling, we stock a vast range of industrial heating systems that provide both heating and cooling all year round. Our reliable systems will keep you at a comfortable temperature regardless of the size of your business premises.

We have years of expertise and experience behind our technicians, and we can help you decide on the perfect industrial heating system for your needs. They will be able to offer personalised advice about whether a gas or oil heater is better suited to your business.

We understand there is no one-size-fits-all solution to heating requirements, which is why we offer such a vast range of industrial heating options from the most reputable brands like Powrmatic and Benson. Whether you own a small space that needs a single solution to maintain a suitable temperature, or a complex network of rooms that need multiple heaters setup to evenly distribute heat, our experts will be able to help you find the right heating solution for your business needs.

As well as a range of heating systems for installation, at Heritage Heating and Cooling, we also provide top-quality repairs and maintenance service. Our experienced professionals will ensure your heating system stays in tip-top condition and handle any issues as they arise. Better still, we aren’t just limited to systems we installed ourselves, and we will repair and help you out regardless of the industrial heating system you have in place.

Heating problems can cause serious disruption to businesses, which is why we will always endeavour to carry out the work as quickly and discreetly as possible to ensure your team can get back to work. Regular maintenance is crucial to avoid costly breakdowns, and we offer nationwide service and repair, including our annual service and breakdown cover packages.

If you’d like to learn more about any of our heating or cooling systems, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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