Spot heating solutions – keeping cozy in every space

When you’re looking to heat part of a building or home with cold spots, consider spot heating options. Cold spots that need heat include areas that may not have been included when the HVAC system was installed, such as new additions or spaces that were simply overlooked. In addition to comfort being affected by cold spots, research also suggests that employees are less productive when their office is too chilly.¹ ² Various solutions can provide heating for system failures as well as permanent ones where additional HVAC ducting isn’t a cost-effective solution. Some application examples are factory assembly lines, outdoor concession stands, dining al fresco, plenum spaces (the space between a structural ceiling and a drop-down ceiling) and shipping and receiving docks. Spot heating is especially popular in certain residential applications like rooms which receive less sunlight or are located far from HVAC, basements, attics and home extensions like sun rooms or three season rooms.

 Here are three types of heaters to consider for your spot heating needs:

Plenum-rated heaters – ideal for supplemental/primary indoor heating for home extension areas such as attics, sun rooms or three season rooms. Applications where HVAC ducting isn’t a feasible option, such as piping freeze protection, require heat that a plenum-rated heater can provide. Other applications this product is used in are parking garages and zero clearance areas. Plenum-rated heaters can be hidden in ceilings and branched out for even distribution of heat.

Utility Well House/Pump House heaters – ideal for supplemental heat in utility environments and standalone buildings. This line of heaters works well if you don’t want to add extra electrical lines, piping or ductwork but need extra heating comfort. These compact convection heaters are extremely durable, tamper-proof, require no maintenance, can work in a range of voltages and provide supplemental heat for added comfort or freeze protection.

Radiant/Infrared Heaters – ideal in covered outdoor locations such as sports arenas for uniform, zonal spot heating and snow melt. Electric radiant heating warms people directly instead of the surrounding air. Additionally, they offer affordable, clean and safe comfort with no gas or propane fumes. Radiant heat cuts through natural elements such as rain and wind. With no fans, dust and allergens don’t get blown around.

Whether your goal is to warm every part of your property or to keep your pipes from freezing, each of these products provide a simple and effective solution for indoor or outdoor spot heating needs. For more information on spot heating solutions offered by Marley Engineered Products heaters, click below:

¹Hedge, Alan, and Daniel Gaygen. "Indoor Environment Conditions and Computer Work in an Office." HVAC&R Research 16.2 (2010): 123-38. Web;