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Design Specification | Outdoor Heaters

Published by @CaliforniaHeaters on February 09, 2018
Design Specification

Design Specification

At California Heaters we can now offer a bespoke design service to help you achieve your warm-up goals for people outdoors.

Whether it is a restaurant, terrace or a courtyard with a simple garden to commercial plazas or industrial centers, we can help you or manage projects depending on your requirements, fill out the contact form free consultation and expert advice.

Infrared outdoor heating is a specialized heating category with different requirements than traditional heaters.

Most of the time, the wrong products are specified with insufficient infrared output for the areas in which they are installed, as well as cables, sensors, inadequate electrical accessories, etc., to ensure that the installation meets the standards of correct security and specification.

What is the correct positioning for Infrared Heaters for outdoor?

Design Specification
Examples of installation design for your heaters. The principles can be repeated for larger areas.

The large number of different types and power outputs of infrared electric heaters for outdoor offers great flexibility when designing / locating your heating solution for whatever your need.

There is not a single solution for everyone, it varies since we do not all have the same needs.

Large cafes or restaurants require customized heating solutions, adapted to the individual requirements of the architect or designer. Call us for more information and assistance at +52 664 681 7760 or fill out the form contact for a free consultation and expert advice.

What not to do when locating your heaters

Some of the most important:

  • Do not take risks The safety of your customers is not a game!
  • Do not buy cheap products Cheap is expensive!
  • Do not buy steel-based products or steel accessories as these will inevitably rust.
  • Not only hot from above since the "hot heads" are not really what the customers want.
  • Do not use gas heaters. They occupy space that could be used for more customers!

Do you need help to choose the ideal heater for your needs?

What to do when locating your heaters

Some of the most important:

  • Thoroughly investigate your project, see what it really needs.
  • Use the help of an expert in this field.
  • Listen to experienced and professional advice from people who understand this market.
  • Buy products and accessories based on aluminum, do not rust.
  • Install energy saving devices such as sensors and delay time heater controllers.
  • Mix your heating with fixed wall heaters, pendants, laptops.
  • Install suspended or wall-mounted heaters at least 2.3 m above the floor.
  • Install heaters hung or mounted on the wall away from fabrics and awnings.
  • Read the assembly instructions before buying or installing a heater.
  • Use certified heaters like Solaira ™

Other things you should do

Some of the most important:

  • Install barriers where possible to retain heat.
  • Avoid superimposing the infrared heat output of two or more Infrared Heaters.
  • Install the infrared heaters as close as possible to a horizontal position to maximize heat output. The infrared heaters installed at an angle cover a wider area, but the heat production and possibly the comfort of the occupants are reduced.
  • Always check the distance required in the instruction manual between the infrared heater and another object, especially when connecting to an awning or umbrella.

Some key points to take into account

Some of the most important:

  • Even with infrared heaters, some heat is still usually generated around the heating unit, some of the heat will come from the heating of the air and the top covers will help keep the hot air trapped within the appropriate area.
  • An overhang in an umbrella or pergola will help protect the heated area from the wind, further improving the retention of warm air within the corresponding space.
  • A glass or other solid barrier placed around the heated area will help reflect the radiated heat back into the assigned space. The best materials for this are those that are highly reflective, such as glass or shiny metal surfaces; however, walls, fences, promotional banners and even thick vegetation will improve heat retention.
  • Try to prevent the heat output of the heaters from overlapping. Your qualified contractor should be able to find information according to the manufacturer's instructions on the size of the area covered by the heat and then locate the heaters properly.

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