When Swire Coca-Cola needed to expand its Salt Lake City distribution center, their facility manager, environmental manager, and mechanical engineers reviewed heating and ventilating options — and made an interesting decision.
Because unit heaters and other non-centralized heating products offer low upfront cost and easy installation, HVAC contractors and building owners commonly use these systems in warehouses; distribution centers; multi-line retail applications; garages; and other large, high-bay facilities.
For years, the city of Center Line utilized unit heaters to heat its fire station. Center Line is located just north of Detroit, so the brutally cold winter months created a challenge to effectively heat the facility.
When Major League Soccer club the Real Salt Lake Monarchs embarked on building the largest pre-engineered, free-span facility in North America, a critical concern was efficiently heating the space during the cold Utah winter months.