Factors to Consider When Shopping For an Industrial Heating System

When you’re in the market for a new industrial heating system, chances are you’re going to want to make a decision on which equipment you’d like to purchase relatively quickly. After all, every day you spend researching and shopping out your options is a day your facility spends operating at less than capacity.

Still, new industrial heating equipment is an expensive (albeit necessary) investment. You’ll want to make sure you’ve carefully considered your options and examined every influential factor as you work through the process of selecting new industrial heating equipment for your plant or facility.

In order to help you make this important decision quickly and efficiently, we’ve assembled a list of key factors to consider when you’re shopping for an industrial heating system.

Top Things to Consider When In The Market for New Industrial Heating Equipment


If you are thinking about upgrading your facility’s heating equipment, efficiency is definitely a factor you should consider. New systems are now more efficient than ever before and can benefit your facility in a number of ways, from decreasing energy costs and lowering operating costs to producing less waste.

Read more about efficient industrial heating and why it’s important here.

Coil Design

If you’re shopping for a new thermal fluid heater, coil design is definitely something you’ll want to take into account. Most hot oil heater manufacturers produce heaters that feature standard helical coils.

At Enerquip, we feature serpentine coil technology as our standard in our thermal fluid heaters. Because of our innovative coil design, our heaters offer increased efficiency, durability and longevity.

Learn more about our serpentine coil technology!

Film Temperature

When shopping for new hot oil heater, many consumers carefully consider efficiency, burner turn down, controls and other features. Unfortunately, film temperature – one of the most important aspects of a hot oil heater – often gets overlooked.

Film temperature impacts the type of thermal heating fluid required for your hot oil heater and it impacts the lifespan of the thermal heating fluid life. It is something that should be very carefully considered before purchasing a new industrial heater.

Get more details on why hot oil heater film temperature matters.

Maintenance Requirements

Maintenance programs and requirements for industrial heating systems can vary greatly, depending on the system you choose to implement and the industry you work in. Before investing in new industrial heating equipment, make sure you fully understand (and can comply with) the maintenance requirements.

Looking for a system that requires minimal maintenance? Our thermal fluid heating systems may be a good option for you.


Exactly what you need when it comes to an industrial heating system will likely be determined by the industry that you work in. The components of the system you purchase will vary based on your goals for the system, so make sure you’re working with an industry expert as you shop for the equipment you need.

Here at Enerquip, we serve clients in a number of different industries. Find out if our heating equipment will work for your industry applications!

Replacement vs. Repair

If you’re in the market for industrial heating equipment, chances are a piece of your current system is either on its last legs or has finally failed you. When that happens, it’s important to carefully weigh your options: should you invest in a new piece of equipment or invest in repairing your existing system?

Many times, it makes more sense from various perspectives to invest in a new industrial heating system rather than pouring more resources into the old system. Get more details on why replacing your thermal fluid system might be better than repairing it and find out why investing in a serpentine coil heater may save you in the long run when it comes to repairs.

New vs. Used

While shopping for industrial heating equipment, you’ll inevitably come across the option to purchase used system components. Used heating equipment can be significantly cheaper, which can be tempting – especially when you have a limited budget to work with. But it can also be a risky investment, and one that we generally recommend staying away from, especially when you’re in the market for system components that your facility depends on. Still, it’s a factor to consider.

Learn more about the new vs. used debate when it comes to industrial heating equipment.

Selecting the Industrial Heating System That Makes the Most Sense for Your Business

Be sure to take these important factors into account as you shop your options when it comes to industrial heating systems for your facility. The decision process might seem daunting, but it is certainly doable, especially if you keep all of this in mind.

Looking for some advice or guidance when it comes to selecting a new piece of heating equipment for your plant? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We have decades of experience in the industrial heating industry and we know what works (and what doesn’t) in the industries we serve. Plus, our equipment is some of the most durable, efficient and competitively priced on the market.

Another great resource you can check out is our list of questions to ask when shopping for new industrial heating equipment. We assembled this list of key questions to help guide our clients and customers as they explore their options.

Give us a call today at (715) 748-5888 or contact us online. We’d be happy to share our insight and help you decide what is best for your business when it comes to new industrial heating equipment.

Related Resources:

Industrial Heating System Pricing: Understand the key factors that influence the cost of industrial heating equipment to help you estimate what you should expect to spend on equipment for your facility.

When to Replace Your Thermal Oil Heating System: Weighing your options when it comes to repairing vs. replacing your plant’s heating system or system components? Learn about key signs that replacement is the way to go.

Mechanical Reasons to Choose a Serpentine Coil Heater Over a Helical Coil Heater: Learn about the key mechanical benefits of serpentine coil heaters that help them to outperform their helical counterparts in many applications.