Auto Maintenance

When it comes to heating Auto Maintenance Shop Applications, Space-Ray has the right heating solution for those hard-to heat auto maintenance shops. Based on your ceiling height and door locations, Space-Ray Representatives can design a customized infrared heating system for your shop.

Strategically located tube heaters can improve the mechanic’s productivity by maintaining the optimum temperature and keeping the tools, floor and the objects warm. The floor will act as a giant radiator and provide a comfortable work environment for the mechanics when the garage bay doors are opened to bring in the automobiles and the trucks to the service bays. The heating system can be zoned utilizing night setback thermostat system.
When locating the infrared heaters, care should be taken to observe the listed clearance to combustibles. Typically, lower input heaters (50,000 to 150,000 Btu/hr.) located between the bay doors or located in the work station. Outside combustion air is recommended where there are chemicals (degreasers, part washers, rust proofing) and where Bondo type compounds used in the body repair shops.
Space-Ray radiant tube heaters are ideal for retrofitting forced air heating systems to energy efficient infrared heating. Some Space-Ray customers report savings of up to 30% (6,000 sq. ft. service shop previously heated with forced air unit heaters) or up to 50 % (20,000 sq. ft. service bay complex previously heated with oil-fired unit heaters).

Whether you have a 2-car shop or 88 bay service bay dealership, Space-Ray has the expertise to provide the economical heating solutions to Auto Maintenance Shop. Ask your Space-Ray Sales Representative about our exclusive COMPUHEAT Analysis Program to evaluate your shop’s heating needs.

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