How to Safely Utilize Temporary Heating on Construction Sites

As the outdoor temperatures drop, construction employees need to find ways to try and keep the job site warm and safe. Heaters aren’t just for keeping workers warm; they can also stop pipes from freezing and prevent construction materials from becoming compromised in colder conditions. If you want to ensure that you are utilizing heating to the best of your ability, or if you want to ensure that your site is as safe as possible, then this is the guide for you.

Why is Cahill the Industry Leader in Temporary Heating?

Cahill jet heater used for temporary heat hoarding

Choose the Right Heater

Our team will help you choose which heater suits your project needs. When heating your construction site, you usually have three main types of heaters to choose from. There are indirect-fired heaters powered by propane, natural gas, or diesel. A direct-fire heater will convert its fuel into a heat source as the air is pushed through a flame. The third option is the industry leader for fuel efficiency, the flameless Jet Heat heater.

Heaters will come in a wide range of costs, and some will be more expensive to run when compared to others. We have a wide range of temporary industrial heaters available if you want to choose a heater. Our flameless heater rentals provide a highly efficient way to heat your construction site, with each heater delivering warmth up to 500 feet away.

Establishing a Safe Setup

It is essential to follow industry safety standards when setting up and placing construction heaters. Ensure you put your heaters in a secure and stable location at your construction site. Heaters should be placed in such a position that it stops them from being at risk of tipping over.

Depending on the type of heater, you must also follow specific setup requirements. If you have an indirect-fired heater, it must be placed outdoors with flexible fuel piping and a barricaded fuel tank. Direct-fired heaters must be secured using a non-combustible surface with several feet of clearance. Electric heaters need ground fault protection in a dry environment.

Mitigation Measures

To minimize the risk of fire and CO, suitable mitigation measures must be in place. Smoke and CO2 detection systems must be maintained at the site, and an adequate number of fire extinguishers must be available. Employees must also be trained to use fire extinguishers properly.

Why Choose us for your Construction Heater Rental

We know that choosing a heater can be challenging, especially when you have never had such a wide range of choices. That is why we are here to simplify the process for you, so you can make the best possible decision regarding your purchase and ensure you are not choosing a heater that is inadequate for your needs.

Another thing to note when you hire our company is that we provide exceptional field service. We can serve you around the clock, providing you with the comfort you need while ensuring that temperature conditions do not influence your project. Our team will also ensure that your heater is safe and set up correctly. There have been 0 loss time incidents since our company launched.

We are very proud to say that your satisfaction and safety are our first and foremost priority. Call us at 1-888-356-1880 to find out more or check our many available heating options.


We have a variety of portable flameless heaters engineered to meet your temporary heating needs.