Category Archives: Commercial Heaters

Outdoor Patio Heaters in San Diego, CA Belmont Park in Mission Bay

The Outdoor Patio Heaters team was onsite for another big Calcana outdoor patio heater installation job out in San Diego, California.

On this install we are wall and ceiling mounting a custom configuration of outdoor restaurant patio heaters at two commercial sites in San Diego, Ca at Belmont Park in Mission Bay. We are outfitting two nice ocean front restaurants with permanent ceiling and wall mount gas patio heaters.  Both of these restaurants have commercial outdoor patio seating for their clientele and we were able to work up a heating plan of action for both. 

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Patio Heaters installed for restaurant Buffalo Wild Wings

Advanced Systems just completed another fine install in Newport Beach, California! On this build we installed Calcana heaters at Buffalo Wild Wings in Newport Beach, CA. They are all set to rock out some cozy temperatures with their restaurant patio heating – this patio is directly overlooking the waterfront. Beautiful and picturesque but sure to be cold in the fall and winter months. They turned to us to ensure their customers are ensconced in cozy comfort during their outdoor dining experience. Check out our other write up on our patio heater install that has withstood the test of time and the salt water air ocean side.

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It’s one thing to heat residential patios or other small, concentrated areas.  In such cases gas outdoor patio heaters such as the Electric Heater, Energy Efficient Space Heaters, or even a Portable Propane Heater should do the trick.  But what if the space you’re heating is the size of a manufacturing plant, warehouse, or even an aircraft hangar?  That’s far too big of an area for smaller a typical Garage Heater to cover.  It’s not easy warming up such hard to heat spaces, and as you might imagine it’s not cheap either.  Commercial tube heaters, however, are making it possible for business owners to pipe in heat in an effective and economical way.

When you think of commercial tube heaters, think of the concept of the sun warming the earth.  Believe it or not they operate on the same principle, and here’s how.  With tube heaters heat is delivered to the floor zone, not the ceiling.  As the source of heat reaches the floor level it is absorbed by everything there, including floors, machinery, fixtures, etc.   Because the difference between the floor and ceiling temperature is lower than with conventional air systems, heat loss is diminished, and  as a result so are your heating bills.  But enough of the science lesson, let’s get on to the important stuff.  Namely, how much can you save?

Studies show that commercial tube heaters can reduce your heating bill by as much as 20%-50%.  Exactly how much you’ll save depends on a number of variables, but this means that over the course of a few short years a system such as this can pay for itself.  In a business that incurs many different types of overhead, the amount of savings provided by this type of heating system can be quite significant.

Tube heaters are very easy to install and require very little maintenance.  In addition, their compact size allows for placement in small, hard to heat areas as well as larger spaces.  From plants and warehouses to loading docks, garages, machine shops and beyond, hard to heat industrial areas of all kinds can benefit from this economical and efficient way of heating.  Though there are many types of heaters to choose from, quiet, draft free heat and the savings that go with it suggest a unique opportunity that business owners of all stripes are warming up to.



Gas prices.  Two words that can strike fear in even the healthiest of wallets, and in ways we might have previously never imagined.  Residential outdoor heating is one such example.  While different types of gas outdoor patio heaters including the Infrared Heater and Propane Heaters for outdoor areas can bring ample heat to your backyard entertaining, there is a more cost effective way.  The Electric Heater is revolutionizing outdoor patio heating by bringing the convenience of a Portable Heater together with reduced energy costs.

The convenience of electric heaters is a byproduct of their smaller size, which make them perfect for indoor or outdoor use.  The ability to be used indoors makes them a viable alternative or supplement to a smaller Garage Heateras well.  Available with movable mounting brackets, they can be permanently installed, eliminating the need for storage and maintenance.  And because they run on regular household currents, getting your new unit up and running is literally as easy as plugging in.  For the technically uninclined among us, such ease of use is a welcome feature.  Electric heaters also produce a  clean and odorless heat, sparing users from the types of fumes sometimes associated with gas or propane heaters.

The beauty of the electric heater is that it is a born conservationist with a built-in tendency to save resources.  It creates a heat that is naturally drawn to the objects surrounding it, minimizing the amount of heat that wanders off into the surrounding air and goes unused.  The result is a heater that wastes precious little time going from zero to one hundred percent capacity in mere seconds.  Best of all, operating costs across the board have proven to be a fraction of those produced by propane patio heaters.

Electric units operate at a 90% energy conversion rate, and studies show they produce just 1/10 the energy costs of LPG, or natural gas, Heaters.  Those numbers translate to real savings, and a warm feeling in your bank account as well as on your patio.  While the type of heater one purchases is a matter of personal taste and need, cost conscious consumers now have the choice to keep the heat up and costs down.  Simply put, when searching for patio heaters it pays to go electric.

Our Commercial or Industrial Heater Buyer’s Guide

Commercial heaters come in all sorts of sizes, settings and heating source types.

We can help you determine the right industrial heating option for your job site. Industrial heaters come in all ranges of BTUs, so we will assist you in calculating how to efficiently heat your desired space to heat. Numbers to consider is the area of your space and the range of BTUs necessary to heat your structure.

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Essential Information About Infrared Heaters

Electric and gas-fired infrared heaters radiate heat to warm up cold areas and the people in them, and one of the main benefits of these types of heaters is that they reduce the amount of heat load required to keep an area warm by up to 15 percent. infared-heaterInfrared heaters are typically used to warm up the interiors of large industrial and commercial locations, such as aircraft hangers, mechanic garages, warehouses, factories, sports arenas, vehicle showrooms and agricultural facilities.

In these types of areas, many of which typically feature a loading dock, workers are always coming and going and doors are opened repeatedly over long periods of time, letting in cold air from outside. Infrared heaters are therefore the ideal type of heater for these locations, since their spot heating capabilities (sometimes known as “comfort heating”) allow the majority of the heat to be absorbed and stored in the floor, losing only a small amount of heat when doors are left open. There are many types of electric and gas-fired heaters, with the four most popular being: Continue reading