The area also has three metal roll-up doors with windows, two of which are located at either side of the service drive, and a third near the detail shop. "Infrared heaters are widely used in auto dealership applications throughout the North America," said Bob Genisol, vice president of sales and marketing for Space-Ray. "In the past, we focused on the repair areas of auto dealerships. With the introduction of newer model heaters, we can now heat all parts of the dealership with infrared heat including the write-up, detailing, body shop, wash bays, parts storage, and in some cases, the showroom areas."
Based on the CompuHeat analysis, five Space-Ray LTU130 U-Tube unitized low-intensity infrared gas heaters were specified, each with 130,000 Btuh heating capacity. The low-intensity heaters incorporate some unique features including a self-contained draft inducer which pull the products of combustion through the combustion chamber for increased radiant efficiency and safety; a factory-assembled tube and reflector body with a three-bolt control box assembly for easier on-site installation; monitoring lights for on-line diagnosis and maintenance; and a calorized steel emitter tube for higher radiant efficiency. One unitized low-intensity infrared gas heater is located on both ends of the service drive, one at the center of the six-bay service area, and two others at either end of the 8,790-sq-ft service area.