Auto Dealership Heating Solutions

Within a car dealership, there are several areas that require a special heating solution, which may seem like a daunting challenge. However the experts at Space-Ray can design an infrared radiant tube heating system specifically tailored to your auto dealership that achieves maximum warmth and energy cost savings.

Space-Ray representatives use our COMPUHEAT Analysis Program to create a heating solution specifically to your car dealership, including service bays, write-up stations, collision centers, and car wash areas. The COMPUHEAT Analysis Program helps to determine the building heat loss as well as estimates the annual fuel consumption and energy savings.

Benefits of car dealership radiant infrared heating

There are two huge benefits to a Space-Ray gas-fired infrared heating solution in your auto dealership.

Increased Productivity: Technicians and service writers are able to keep working and remain productive, even in the cooler months. The tube heater creates infrared radiant heat, which raises the temperature of the floor. Heat rises, so by using the floor as a radiator, employees are able to keep warm. Their tools and equipment will remain warm as well. Even as vehicles are driven in and out of service bays and work areas, employees will have a comfortable work environment.

Cost Savings: Cut back on utility costs with auto dealership heating solutions from Space-Ray. Our radiant gas-fired tube heaters easily transform forced air heating systems into energy efficient infrared heating. According to Space-Ray customers, a 6,000 sq. ft. service shop, previously heated with forced air unit heaters, can save up to 45 percent. A 20,000 sq. ft. service bay complex, previously heated with oil-fired unit heaters, can save up to 55 percent. Additional cost savings can be found by zoning when you take advantage of the thermostat’s night setback feature.

Radiant heat for car dealerships

When choosing locations for the infrared heaters, care must be taken to observe listed clearances to combustibles. Typically, lower input heaters (50,000 to 150,000 Btu/hr.) located between the bay doors, or heaters located in the main drive-through, are found in newer dealerships. Outside combustion air is recommended where there are chemicals (degreasers, part washers, rust proofing) or Bondo type compounds located inside body repair shops.

No matter the size of your car dealership, Space-Ray can provide you with expertise to find a custom heating solution to improve employee productivity and energy efficiency. Contact a Space-Ray representative to start customizing your auto dealership heating solution.

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