What is Temporary Heat?

During the brisk winter months, many builders will use propane for temporary construction to heat their projects and keep things moving. While weather in this area can be unpredictable, temporary heat is a great solution to guarantee your project is not. With weather that can drop down to single digits in the drop of a hat, simple construction tasks such as painting or installing drywall become nearly impossible. Temporary heat serves as a protective layer for construction professionals so the work can get done inside despite the bitter temperatures outside.


What can temporary heat be used for?

  • Curing Concrete
  • Curing Drywall
  • Curing Flooring
  • Structure Warmth

Whenever a material needs to dry or cure, heat is generally required. Temporary heat is typically used during the cold winter months, December through February.

While temporary heat is known for heating massive jobs, smaller heaters are also available for single-family construction projects. Often times, these heaters are leased by homebuilders and taken from site to site as needed. An additional benefit temporary heat provides is keeping your workers both warm and productive. In certain regions, safety regulations are set in place that workers must have a supplementary heat source if temperatures drop below a certain degree. These regulations often require temporary heat to keep a project on schedule through winter and maintain safety regulations within the work place. (After all, they are the workers that will be getting the project done! Let’s keep their safety in mind so they have a productive environment and every advantage to get the projects completed.)

Regardless of the size of the project or application, propane is the cleanest and easiest choice for a temporary heat fuel source. Electric heat can’t generate nearly as much heat as a propane-fueled heater can. Even when there is natural gas available, often time homebuilders can’t hook up to natural gas until the building is almost finished due to meter code regulations. Temporary heat is an essential part of the process for contractors building during the winter months. Speak with our Energy Consultants about how temporary heat can benefit your next project and how we can help keep your projects on schedule throughout the coldest months of the year.


  • TriGas & Oil Co, Fuel Oil, Federalsburg, MD