There are several different heating systems today that can be installed in your vehicle and it can seem confusing at first to know the differences. The different systems are quite similar and fulfill the same function: to heat the car to a comfortable temperature. We try to sort out the concepts and if you still feel unsure of what suits you best, you are welcome to contact us. We both sell and assemble all heating systems.
Fuel and Diesel heaters
There are fuel heaters for both petrol and diesel. The fuel heater uses fuel, either diesel or petrol depending on what you have for the car, from the car’s standard fuel tank to heat the coolant. In this way, you warm up the engine so that it is warm and becomes significantly more environmentally friendly at the start of the trip. During the heating, the fan blows heat into the car so that you can sit in a warm car without snow and ice on the windows at the start of the journey.
Many modern cars already have an auxiliary heater fitted to help the engine heat the passenger compartment. This can be upgraded to a parking heater. A parking heater is a permanently installed heating system that is powered by the car’s battery and fuel system. In this way, the passenger compartment heats up and you can sit in a warm car right from the start of your car journey. Also with snow and ice-free windows so you do not have to scratch them. The parking heater also has other good effects because it warms up the car’s engine and thus reduces carbon dioxide emissions and contributes to more gentle driving for both the engine and your surroundings.
The parking heater can be started with a timer, remote control or with an app for the phone. With the app, you can always start the heater, as long as you and the car have coverage for the mobile networks. Turn on the heater about 20 minutes before the planned departure.
A water heater heats the liquid in the engine’s coolant system even before starting and thus helps the engine to work more efficiently. This is not only gentle on the engine but also heats the cabin to a comfortable temperature, reduces fuel consumption and therefore contributes to a more economical driving. For you who are a professional driver, this is extra valuable because it contributes to a pleasant working environment and can protect your load if it is temperature sensitive. The water heater can also be used in summer for ventilation.
There are also water heaters that are heated by the engine’s coolant that you put in the cabinet on vans. This works a bit like a water element at home.
Of course, we sell and install complete fuel-powered Webasto and Eberspacher heaters.
An air heater heats the cabinet in your transport car, which can be very important if the load is sensitive to low temperatures. Unlike the water heater, the air heater does not heat up the engine, but heats up the air in the heater and then blows it into the vehicle. The air heater can heat the air in both the passenger compartment and the cargo area and can be pre-programmed. This is a fast and economical way to regulate the temperature in your vehicle even at extreme temperatures. The air heater has low power consumption and is therefore suitable for longer heating times, for example when the vehicle is stationary.