November 15, 2020

The best fuel to temporarily heat your construction project

Every construction project manager knows that once you hit mid to late Fall, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll need to heat your construction project, temporarily, to make it through the snow and deep freeze that will inevitably settle into Connecticut.  There are several important reasons why you need to find the best fuel to temporarily heat your project – it must protect your materials, keeps your people safe, prevent your pipes from freezing, and help you keep your construction projects on schedule.

If you don’t plan for temporary heat for your construction project – it could make for some costly problems – which are avoidable thanks to commercial propane gas.

How does temporary propane heat work?

It starts with installing the right equipment – which could include portable infrared heaters to generators to trailer heaters, and more –  and of course the right sized propane tank on your project site. Not sure how big of a propane tank make sense for your operation? No problem, our expert staff can make the right recommendations for you.

Why use propane heat?

For too long, job site productivity has been tied to the weather. Push past cold snaps, winter months, and sudden storms by heating your job site with propane heaters when the temperature drops. Propane provides reliable, efficient, and cost-effective heat that goes wherever you need it. Some equipment runs without the use of electricity so using propane frees up your electrical outlets (if you have them) for all the tools you need to run your day-to-day. Propane-powered heaters supply more heat (BTUs) than electric heaters—and because propane heaters aren’t always tied to the grid, you can take them anywhere to meet your construction demands.

 It’s portable. Propane heaters can go anywhere you need them, and because propane cylinders are self-contained, you never need to worry about finding an electrical outlet to get your heater running.

It’s easy to use. Whether you’re using propane cylinders or a bulk propane tank, propane is easier to use than gasoline, diesel, natural gas, or kerosene. Refueling a cylinder is as simple as unscrewing an empty cylinder and screwing on a full one, and refilling a bulk tank is no different than refueling a gasoline tank—except that propane doesn’t spill.

It’s safe. Propane is nontoxic and non-pooling, so it doesn’t spill, and if tank leaks do occur, you won’t have to worry about contaminated soil or groundwater, or damage to your facility.

Don’t forget, propane is great for permanent heat too! If you’re undecided about how to bring electricity to your building or complex, consider the many advantages of clean, cost-effective propane gas, including its:

  • Efficiency, with ratings on some equipment reaching into the high 90s
  • Versatility, able to power everything from furnaces and outdoor lighting to backup power
  • Safety, with extremely high standards set for fuel handling and equipment construction
  • Eco-friendliness, with one of the best carbon profiles you’ll find among available energy sources.
  • Value, particularly when you consider propane building incentives.

Power your construction heat and build your next project in Connecticut with clean, safe propane. Contact us today to learn more!

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