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Blow Heaters

Blow heaters are fundamentally any type of heater that is assisted via a fan – thus sometimes referred to as a fan heaters.  As the term suggests, heat is expelled at a higher rate resulting in faster movement of warm air thus ensuring a more efficient and accurate heat delivery.  There are a range of blow heaters on the market. The most common of these is Electric Fan Heaters  which function by heating a coil or a heating conduct or even ceramic heaters. The cold air is led along this heating coil and heated. A fan is then used to transport or circulate the heated air into the entire room.

Electric fan heaters are usually compact and space-saving, which means they can be used almost everywhere and are super-flexible as far as the location is concerned. Only a power connection and a little space is all that’s required.  They are used for heating rooms such as garages, greenhouses, tents and the like. They are often used as additional heating in the home or living area, because of their fast and effective way of heating the entire room.

Thermostatic control is an important element for controlling any fan heater, to ensure the heat is controlled to the required warmth level, and that the unit doesn’t over heats.

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A fan heater is suitable to heat locations such as stock rooms in a shop to protect products from damp or freezing, or even heating the shop area to keep the customers warm. A fan heater can also be used as a garage heater warming the location to the desired level.

Common applications for fan heaters

Building industry • Heating and drying out rooms, often in conjunction with a dehumidifier.
Industry • Heating of offices, canteens, stores, warehouses etc.
Livestock • Heating poultry houses.
Horticulture • Heating of sorting areas and greenhouses.
Agriculture • Heating of livestock areas, dairy parlours, workshops and packing sheds.

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Other popular types of fan heater are ones fuelled by gas, usually propane or liquefied petroleum gas or LPG, for short. Most gas fan heaters use a so-called piezoelectric igniter. A material, often crystal quartz, which has the property of developing an electrical potential when pressure is applied is housed in a mechanism that allows a spring strike hammer. This action generates a spark, igniting the gas within the fan heater.

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Common applications of a gas fan heater

Livestock •

Heating of pig and poultry houses and sheds

Agriculture •

Drying of agricultural products.

Horticulture •

Heating of greenhouses and polytunnels (N.B. Control CO2 and CO emission)



Temperature control is a desirable feature in a gas blow heater. An automatic thermostat is a popular way to achieve this and some of the more sophisticated fan heater are fitted with a thermostat while others simply have a manual high and low flame control.


The main drawback of burning propane or other combustible materials, for that matter, in a small and enclosed space is the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a product of irregular combustion. It is odourless and it competes with oxygen in the blood, which deprives the brain and other parts of the body of oxygen. Some propane heaters are approved for indoor use and some are not.


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The advantages of fan heaters


  • Fan heaters heat the room quickly and effectively to the desired temperature.


  • No additional work is required to operate a blow heater. Only one socket and some space should be available.


  • The purchase costs of fan heaters are manageable.


  • Most models are equipped with practical carrying handles or tramples, so even if the case is still warm, they can easily be moved locally.


  • The most compact design of the devices allows them to be used in a very small space.


  • Due to the existing “cold stage”, the units can be used as a fan in summer.


  • Integrated or external time switches allow time-controlled use.


  • Many appliances can be used as frost monitors without an external thermostatic control unit.


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