With our tube heater ratings you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. We have taken the time to search the manufacturers' literature and compare the units based on our years of hvac service industry experience. With our help, it truly is like you were taking a repairman (Hvacrepairguy) shopping with you!
These reviews are for radiant tube heaters that are typically used to heat garages and workshops. We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.
Our top pick is from Schwank. The comfortSchwank model features their "whisper-jet" burner for quieter burning. They are available in three lengths and are backed by a very good warranty. The units are available in Europe as well as North America.
We continue our tube heater ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.
The CAL SERIES units can be vented through the wall or roof and uses durable all stainless steel construction. They offer an optional fresh air kit for added energy savings and the units are available in three sizes. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand offers compact "U" tube models that used balanced flue combustion (outside air). They use a concentric vent for ease of installation and can be vented through the roof or sidewall. The units come with a standard 24 volt thermostat and have a pretty good warranty.
The SERENGETI -IR packages are available in straight or "U" configurations for ease of installation and are backed by a very good guarantee.
This brand offers a small (25,000 btu) unit with a ten foot long tube which would be good for smaller garages. The units can be purchased online.
This brand offers basic low-intensity heaters with an average warranty. They offer an optional 24 volt thermostat.
The P40-IR is a preassembled unit with a ten foot length. They can be installed at a 30 degree angle for convenience. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This is another brand from ENERCO GROUP INC but this brand has a better guarantee.
This brand is from DETROIT RADIANT PRODUCTS COMPANY. The LS series offers basic units in lengths of 10, 20, or 30 feet. The LD series offers units with a two stage gas valve for added efficiency. The warranty is not as good as many brands.
The compactSchwank model features their "whisper-jet" burner for quieter burning. They are available in Europe as well as North America and are backed by a very good guarantee.
The RH model is a basic tube heater that is backed by a good warranty.
This brand is a division of GAS FIRED PRODUCTS INC. The COLD BLOCKER (CB) units are available in four sizes from 20,000 to 50,000 btu/hr. The 20,000 btu model is smaller than most brands offer so can be a better option for smaller garages. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
The SIR series offers compact tube heaters in either straight or "U" configurations. They offer optional outdoor combustion kits but the warranty is not as good as some other brands.
This brand is made in Canada. The SERIES GR heaters have balanced flue (sealed combustion) and are available in two sizes. The SERIES U models are available as either vented or unvented and the TXR model offers two stage operation. The units are backed by a good warranty.