Comfort Heaters



Our electric comfort heaters provide efficient, economical heat for commercial and industrial applications. Three basic types of heaters are convection, forced air and radiant, with combinations often used. They apply safe, clean, fast heat and their heavy-duty construction affords long, dependable service.

Forced Air Comfort Heaters

Adding a fan to an electric air heater creates artificial air movement. This air movement allows for a more compact heater than the convection heater since rapidly moving air removes the heat from the heater surface more quickly. The forced air heater forces air over very long distances and is usually the choice for heating larger areas.

Application Guidelines

  • Shipping and Receiving Areas
  • Pump Houses
  • Power Generating Stations
  • Aircraft Hangers
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Garages

Convection Comfort Heaters

Convection heat is the transfer of heat from the heater to surrounding air by the natural circulation of air through the heater. In free or natural convection, the air motion is a result of gravitational forces where the heated air is lighter than the cooler air. The heated air rises from the top of the heater and is replaced by cooler air which enters from the bottom. This air current delivers the heat to the surrounding room. Individual convection heaters are a common heat source in small areas, but when combined as multiple heaters can heat large areas as well.

Application Guidelines

  • Entryways
  • Stairwells
  • Guard Shacks
  • Isolated Buildings
  • Cold Spots in Offices or Plants


Comfort Infrared Radiant Heaters

Radiant heating consists of “radiant energy” being emitted from a heat source. Radiant heating heats a building through radiant heat, rather than other conventional methods including convection heating. The heat energy is emitted from a warm element (floor, wall, overhead panel) and warms people and other objects in rooms rather than directly heating the air. The internal air temperature for radiant heated buildings may be lower than for a conventionally heated building to achieve the same level of body comfort (when adjusted so the perceived temperature is actually the same). Radiant heaters include a large selection of elements, fixtures and panels for the best solution of applications where immersion or direct contact heating is impossible, impractical or undesirable. Applications include drying, curing, preheating, shrinking and thermoforming. Chromalox sensors and controls are available to provide a single source heating system designed specifically to suit your application.

Application Guidelines

  • Localized heating in large plants
  • Loading Docks
  • Narrow warehouse aisle heating
  • Garages
  • Dry paint
  • Prevent freezing of pipes, valves
  • Heat hoppers