Which Type of Heater is Right For You?

All Seasons Hire has a wide range of Portable Heating solutions available for Hire, purchase or lease Hire. The range of Portable Heaters is capable of delivering the perfect temporary Heating solution for almost any environment.

All Seasons Hire aim to work with their customers in order to identify the most suitable Portable Heating solution; our installation engineers are fully trained and capable of fast and efficient delivery and installation for any Heating project large or small.

There are several factors that will determine the choice for Portable Heating Hire. These will include the type of environment, the type of Heat required and the choice of Fuel, i.e. Electric Heating, Gas Heating or Oil Heating. There are several different types of Portable Heating available to hire from All Seasons Hire.

Portable Heating Options can be split into the following groups:

Direct-Fired Heaters

These Portable Oil and Gas Heaters are ideal for:

  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Loading bays
  • Sports halls
  • Garages
  • Farm buildings
  • Churches

Direct Fired Heaters

This type of Portable Heater is not designed for places with limited ventilation or close to combustible materials, like retail showrooms, marquees and some building sites (see indirect fired heaters). With these heaters, fuel is injected into a combustion chamber, ignited and burnt at a regulated rate, then expelled with the main air-stream to deliver large volumes of heat.

Indirect Fired Heaters

This type of portable oil heater and gas-fired heaters are for locations with limited ventilation or if combustible materials are close by. This makes them ideal for:

  • Building sites
  • Shops
  • Retail and car showrooms
  • Exhibition halls
  • Marquees
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Garages
  • Food preparation areas
  • Clothing manufacture
  • Sports halls and leisure centres
  • Churches
  • Agricultural locations

indirect fired heaters

Fuel is injected into a gas-tight combustion chamber, ignited and burnt at a regulated rate. This provides large volumes of safe, dry, fume-free heat.

Electric Heaters

Make life easy for yourself, with these Portable Heaters in most instances all you need is a power socket. However for larger areas three phase models are also available giving large volumes of heat. There are no exhaust gases or smells – just large volumes of safe, fume-free heat. Electric heaters are ideal for virtually any location including:

  • Offices
  • Shops and showrooms
  • Hotels
  • Garages
  • Industrial units
  • Classrooms
  • Clinics
  • Building sites
  • Marquees and tents
  • Storerooms
  • Workshops
  • Ships
  • Switching stations
  • Temporary accommodation
  • Modular buildings

Electric Heaters

Fuel Types

LPG Butane

This is a natural gas which is generally used indoors as it freezes at 0ºC and therefore cannot power heaters in harsh conditions.

LPG Propane

Generally used in outdoor applications because of its tolerance to extreme temperatures down to as low as -42ºC where Propane freezes. Propane Gas will deliver a higher heat output per kilogram of gas than LPG Butane.

Diesel Oil

An economical option when heating medium to large sized areas. When using Red Diesel for heating purposes it is exempt from duty.


Electric heaters give quick, fast, clean and efficient portable heat; they are suitable for almost all environments. All of our electric heaters are manufactured to a high standard and comply with all UK and European electrical standards. Our heaters come in a choice of 110v, 230v and three phase. Electricity is technically the most efficient, converting 85-95% of the energy used into heat. Electricity is most suitable for heating smaller spaces. All Seasons Hire has a wide range of Portable Boilers for Hire. The Boilers are available in a variety of sizes and can adapt for Natural Gas or Oil fired.

Ventilation fans

Good ventilation is essential for a safe and comfortable working environment, hence our range of ventilation and extraction fans.

Rugged, robust and easy to operate, they ensure a continuous supply of fresh air — often a legal requirement — and help remove potentially harmful materials and odours including:

  • Dust
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Paint vapours
  • Welding fumes
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Water vapour
  • Dehumidifiers

Ventilation Fans

Atmospheric air will always contain moisture, often in quantities that can cause problems to materials, manufacturing processes and create human discomfort.

Spaces containing high airborne moisture content (humidity) will suffer from damp, condensation and unpleasant odours. Traditionally the problem was disguised by the use of heat or ventilation. This process is exceptionally energy inefficient and reliant on introducing outside air that is generally not suitable unless heated. By comparison, dehumidifiers re-circulate the internal air and positively, in a controllable, efficient manner remove moisture from it. In doing so the humidity can be controlled without the need for heat.

Further, outside air conditions have little effect on the dehumidification efficiency. As an added bonus dehumidifiers will convert latent energy re-covered from the air during the dehumidification process into sensible heat.

Typically 2.5kw of background heat for every 1kw of power consumed can be given back to the room, so turning unwanted moisture into heat at a fraction of the direct heating cost!

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About the Author

Lauren King

Lauren works in our Ecommerce Team, with over 6 years of experience at HSS. She brings product knowledge and is able to give her advice on the right tool for the job no matter how big or small.

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