How to Use a Heater - Correctly and Safely


How to use a heater: We’ve all been there, the central heating has stopped working or the radiators haven’t been installed yet, but that doesn’t mean you have to be cold.

These are heaters and you can hire them from Speedy, the UK’s number one hire company.

A couple of good things to remember when hiring from Speedy, all our hire equipment is checked, tested, cleaned and serviced before every hire and will come ready to go. You’ll also notice a folder attached to your product, these are safety and operating instructions, please make sure you read these before you begin your job.



Speedy Top Tip! Please Watch our How To Use a Heater Video below:



When it comes to heating, we have solutions that come in all shapes and sizes, but these heaters here are some of our most popular options. No matter what heater you end up hiring from Speedy, they all do the same thing and they’re all really easy to use.

On the front of this heater, you will see two dials, the left dial controls the fan speed, there are three settings, slow, medium, and fast and this dial on the right controls the temperature of the heating element. You will need to adjust both of these dials to get the desired output of heat.

The heater in the video is one our infrared heaters and comes on wheels so it can be manoeuvred with ease. Turning this heater on or off is really simple and can be done by operating the two switches at the back.

Any mains powered equipment you hire from Speedy can come with one of three types of plug, a UK standard domestic plug that can be plugged into any household socket, a yellow 110v plug which will require a transformer, or a blue 240v plug that will require an RCD unit. But don’t worry, whatever you require your Speedy service centre will provide you with everything you need to power up your equipment. And no matter the shape or size of your transformer or RCD unit plugging it in will be exactly the same, just simply lift the flap and push it in.

When using any heater there are a couple of things to keep in mind, you should always make sure that the heater has at least 3 feet of clearance around it and never block the cover of the heater as this will create a fire hazard.

When you’re done with the heater or if you need to move it, you should always unplug it first and give it time to cool down before you touch it as the heater could be really hot.

If you have any issues with any of the products you hire from Speedy, just give your local Service Centre a call, as we are always available to help, and remember to always check the safety and operating guidance before you use any hire product.


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