Blog28 February 2020

A guide to heater hire with Andrews

At Andrews Heat for Hire, we aim to provide customers with practical, fuel-efficient solutions tailored to precise requirements and budgets. This simple and successful approach is founded on decades of expertise across all industries and ensures our clients are in safe hands regardless of their situation. We understand that those who seek temporary heating are faced with a multitude of options, which is why we assess each requirement on its own merit to guarantee that the best course of action is followed every single time. By eliminating uncertainty and explaining the reasoning behind a proposed heater hire arrangement prior to its implementation, we provide a level of peace of mind that sets us apart from our competitors.

So, what should I do if a requirement for temporary heating surfaces?

Contact us

Deciding on a heating solution can often be a difficult and stressful conundrum, but we can take that weight off your shoulders. Our experts are contactable 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have and can guide you towards a solution that suits you and your budget. Should you wish to contact us online, please fill in a form on our contact page and provide your name, company, phone number and email address.

Alternatively, you can contact us directly and receive an estimated quote over the phone within minutes. Call us on 0800 211 611.


After an initial phone conversation, our expert engineers can be dispatched to perform a free site survey and analyse your environment, process and any other factor that might dictate which equipment is best for you.

Once this has been completed, our engineers will present a solution that is both practical and cost-efficient, taking care to ensure we adhere to your budget and preferred length of hire. We’ll talk you through every aspect of your rental agreement, and that includes explaining exactly why a particular heater might be best for you.


Once this has been completed, an amended quote will be provided for your approval. Once this has been completed, our team of certified engineers will oversee the delivery and installation of your equipment. With depots located across the entire country, we guarantee to deliver at a time convenient to you – enabling your business operations to continue unaffected.

Installation and maintenance

Our engineers perform the installation of any equipment on hire and will demonstrate all features and benefits to clients to ensure they are comfortable with how everything works. All heaters within our hire fleet are capable of unattended operation, although our gas and oil models may require refuelling periodically depending on the extent of use.

Fuel requirements will have been taken into consideration prior to the installation of any heating arrangement, so you need not concern yourself with having to source additional fuel from a third party.


After installation has been completed, our engineers can revisit your site routinely to maintain the equipment when necessary and ensure everything is performing safely and effectively. Upon the conclusion of a hire, we will arrange the collection of units – including deinstallation.


Should I use direct or indirect heaters?
Direct heaters are best for places that need large volumes of warm air that have permanent ventilation to the outside environment. Indirect are ideal for places where there’s limited ventilation, or where people are present, as they deliver huge volumes of clean heat. Read more.

For non-electric heaters, what is the fuel arrangement?
In addition to supplying the initial start-up fuel, whether it be LPG, gas or fuel oil, an operative will continue to monitor the fuel usage on your site and arrange refuelling deliveries as required. Read here for further information.

Can you tailor a portable heater hire package to suit my budget?
Of course. At Andrews Heat for Hire, we have small 2.8kW electric products right through to 383kW high capacity units, ensuring any requirement can be accommodated.

Do you have an emergency out-of-hours service?
Yes, you can contact us in an emergency at any time on 0800 211 611.

How fast can you get the heaters to me?
We deliver nationwide within four hours of your call.

What heater is appropriate for me?
We would strongly advise you phone us on 0800 211 611 so we can understand your specific requirements. However, you can use our Heater Calculator to get idea of what products might be suitable for your environment.

How much will it cost?
We use dynamic pricing and therefore do not display hire prices on the website. For current rates please phone us on 0800 211 611 or use our contact form.

For more information on Andrews Heat for Hire, visit our heater section.