Small Heaters Provide Big Advantages in Commercial Spaces
Commercial Industrial

Small Heaters Provide Big Advantages in Commercial Spaces

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to commercial heating. For some situations, traditional HVAC systems prove too expensive or cumbersome.

That’s where Modine’s range of electric, gas, hydronic unit heaters and infrared heaters come in. They are designed to provide building owners and facility managers the flexibility to meet their heating needs in a cost-efficient manner.

They can be used to heat spaces as small as garage workshops, as drafty as sheds and greenhouses, and as large and complex as factories and warehouses. All that’s necessary to install a unit heating system is to position the unit where it’s needed, install the vent system and connect power and a fuel source. Modine unit heaters can be powered with gas, electricity, commercial hydronics systems or fuel oil, depending on model.

Effinity unit heater

Unit Heater Advantages

Compared to traditional HVAC systems, unit heaters have fewer moving parts and cost less to maintain. Once installed and connected to a thermostat, a unit heater is ready for use. All of Modine’s unit heaters feature a subtle design that blends into any industrial or commercial environment and provide benefits in heating applications where traditional HVAC systems would prove too expensive or cumbersome.

Unit heaters can do more than just throw heat into a space. Multiple units can be placed around the inside perimeter of a building in order to produce a blanket of warm air along the building’s outside walls where heat loss is greatest.

Others models attach and are vented directly through the roof or walls, which can keep the installation footprint at a minimum.

High-Efficiency Options

Modine’s range of products include the new Lodronic low-temperature hot water unit heaters,  Effinity™ unit heaters and cabinet unit heaters with high-efficiency electronically commutated (EC) motors, which lower electricity use.

Ceramic High-Intensity Infrared Heater

Infrared Heaters Offer Additional Options

Recognizing that traditional forced-air heating systems don’t fit every setting, we continue to develop innovative alternatives like our gas-fired infrared heaters. In contrast to the way traditional heaters work — by directing energy toward the air — these heaters directly heat surrounding objects. Gas-fired infrared heaters are also easy to maintain and have low installation costs, making them suitable for commercial garages, warehouse, hangars, manufacturing facilities, and other applications. They can be used to keep areas where heat dissipates easily, such as loading docks and other areas, comfortable.

Talk to an HVAC specialist to learn more!

As you can see, small heaters offer big flexibility and benefits for commercial spaces. To learn more and get connected with an HVAC specialist, visit