The Installation Process

Installation Considerations

  • Proper design
  • Gas supply and pressure
  • Mounting heights
  • Clearance to combustibles
  • Burner box location
  • Chemicals or vapors in the space
  • High moisture/harsh environment
  • Venting lengths and locations
  • Reflector angle
  • Necessary guarding

Responsibility of the Installer and Users

Infrared heaters must be installed by a qualified person or agency per applicable codes and the manufacturer’s Installation, Operation and Service manuals.

 The qualified installer shall:

  • Install the heater in accordance with the published minimum clearances to combustibles and other heater specifications.
  • Provide access for servicing.
  • Give a copy of the manufacturer’s Installation, Operation and Service manual to the owner.
  • Ensure there is adequate air circulation around the heater.
  • Ensure the heater is placed in an approved application.
  • Ensure that building materials with a low heat tolerance are protected to prevent degradation.
  • “…in locations used for storage of combustible materials, signs shall be posted to specify the maximum permissible stacking height to the combustibles.”
  •  This is quoted from the National Fuel Gas Code (ANSI Z223.1), and the Standard for Gas-Fired Low-Intensity Infrared Heaters (ANSI Z83.20).
  • ANSI Z83.20 further states “…and such signs must either be posted adjacent to the heat thermostat or in the absence of such thermostat in a conspicuous location.”

Specialty Applications:

Certain applications may require additional design and installation considerations.
Contact the factory or your local representative for assistance when applying infrared heaters in applications such as:

  • High altitude sites
  • Residential applications
  • Areas with non-standard gas
  • CNG bus stations/service garages
  • Agricultural applications
  • Outdoor patios

Do Your Part!

Gas-fired infrared heating appliances are a great method to efficiently heat many applications when properly applied and maintained. By actively following the tips listed here, infrared heaters can potentially increase a building’s overall efficiency ratio, reduce the output of greenhouse gases, and increase comfort levels in the building. Do your part and own an energy efficient building!

Common Installation Practices & Guidelines