Bed bug heater weight matters when setting up and taking down a bed bug job
by Tommy Underhill
August 12, 2021
When it comes to setting up or taking down a bed bug heat job, there is one architectural element that is the bane of the heat technician’s existence:
For what must go up at the beginning of the job must go down at the end... and in many cases, technicians must navigate these stairs before they even get into the structure.
Every technician who starts the day fresh and rested will probably be exhausted after hauling all the equipment up the stairs, setting up the job site, turning and flipping furnishings in 120°F (or hotter) during the bed bug heat treatment, and then breaking down the job site and hauling all the equipment back to the truck or trailer at the end of the day. Ask any bed bug heat technician: weight matters!
GreenTech Heat vs the competition
Many of our ads, emails, and product descriptions mention our heaters’ weight as an asset. It’s a big deal in the automotive world, and is just as important in pest control and killing bed bugs.
One of our competitors has a $105,000 electric bed bug system that produces just shy of 200,000 BTU with eight 130-pound heaters— their 1,040 pounds of heaters treat up to 3,200 square feet.
This same company’s bed bug heat package designed to treat a 600 square foot room requires 260 pounds of heaters and 5 fans. We treat the same room with one 39-pound heater and a single fan. Total weight of our bed bug heater, fan, and all power cables is equivalent to just one of their heaters.
Get the best power-to-weight ratio in the industry!
GreenTech Heat Solutions has the best power-to-weight ratio available anywhere in the pest control industry. Our GreenTech Titan 800 propane bed bug heater weighs 140 pounds and produces more than 990,000 BTU. A single Titan 800 generates enough heat to successfully treat more than a 4,000 square-foot structure in a day. It’s about the same size as one of the competition’s electric heaters and can output energized treatment air with enough air-flow-force to treat the rooms on the third floor... while the direct-fired bed bug heater remains firmly planted on the ground outside the building. Technicians utilize lightweight mylar ducts to move the heated air throughout the jobsite. When needed, additional airflow is accomplished with our high-temperature AM4000 air mover fans.
We also offer the slightly-smaller propane-fired Titan 450. About 100 pounds, this little powerhouse still produces more than 550,000 BTU and generates enough heat to treat more than a 2,000 square-foot structure. The Titan 450 has three significant advantages over the larger Titan 800: it fits in a small SUV or truck, it can be safely operated in a hallway, and it can run from a 5-gallon propane tank.
Both the Titan 450 and Titan 800 are made in America and come with a two-year warranty.
On the electric side, the ePro 1400 bed bug eradication heater produces 52,377 BTUs and weighs less than 50 pounds. Weighing in at less than half the competition, this heater can be run from electric stove and electric dryer outlets or powered by a portable generator. It has two 240V power cords, one for each heating element, which simplifies electrical needs and reduces set up times. The ePro 1400 electric heater will increase ambient temperatures to lethal levels within two hours. This heater heats like propane but has the lightweight portability of electric. Compared with our competition, we have the lead with the all-important power-to-weight ratio: apples-to-apples and pound-for-pound, our ePro 1400 produces almost six times the heat without straining your back.
GreenTech vs the Competition
|8-hour treatment area||300 sqft||1,400 sqft||more than
|heat produced||24,880 BTU||52,377 BTU||550,000 BTU||990,000 BTU|
|air flow||2,400 cfm||3,500 cfm||4,000 cfm||5,000 cfm|
|weight||130 lbs||48 lbs||100 lbs||140 lbs|
The GreenTech Heat thermal eradication process utilizes high-energy, high-pressure, convected air to kill insects. The competition’s heaters do not generate an aggressively-convected airstream to impart lethal heat into treatment areas. Convection allows GreenTech Heat equipment to address larger treatment areas or shorter treatment times.
GreenTech Heat bed bug heaters are more effective
More heat. Greater airflow. Added lightness. No matter how you measure it, GreenTech Heat bed bug heaters are the best in the industry.
For pest control operators, property management, university dorms, housing authorities, senior housing, restaurants, airlines, and apartment owners, GreenTech Heat technology is 100% effective for bed bugs, cockroaches, and all other insects. Heat is an effective tool to drive market share, increase profits, and improve customer satisfaction. Our certified training lets you do it right and do it safely the first time, reducing call-backs. Heat safely kills insects and microbes everywhere they may be found in a single one-day treatment. Call us at 888-699-3944. We have bed bug heaters for sale so you can get started with heat today.
What People Say
ATL are incredibly proud to receive the 2019 New Zealand Biosecurity Award award for the custom heat chamber you helped us create. As a New Zealand company, we know a strong biosecurity border is absolutely vital for a successful economy and we are proud of the role that we play in protecting our borders from exotic pests and diseases. Dr. Mike, thank you for all your support with that project.
ATL Automotive Technologies Limited, Japan