EcoForce Heat Systems – Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Whats the difference between the EcoForce Eliminator and EcoForce Pro-R26 120 Vac Heaters?

-The EcoForce Eliminator heats up to 300 sq ft. while the EcoForce Pro-R26 Heats up to 400 sq. ft.

-The Pro’s of the Eliminator is cord management-with only 4/12 gauge extension cords. The EcoForce ProR-26 needs 8/12 gauge extension cords.

-The EcoForce Eliminator runs off of 4-12.5 amp circuit breakers, which when dealing with older homes/hotels this may be the best option for you. The EcoForce Pro-R26 needs 4-16 amp circuit breakers to run at full power.

-The EcoForce Pro-R26 has a 2500 CFM fan that magnetically attaches to the back of the heater allowing for great air flow. The Eliminator has a 325 CFM built-in fan and will require additional fans for good air flow.

Both units are well built, light weight, simple to use, and built for killing bed bugs!

Q. How many air mover fans do you recommend with the EcoForce Eliminator Heater?

We recommend two air mover fans with the EcoForce Eliminator. While it has a built in fan-it only produces 325 CFM of air flow. Adding two fans will allow for great air flow, therefor a more successful bed bug heat treatment.

Q: How fast will the heater get to lethal temperatures for BedBugs?

A: Every Application is different, in “ideal conditions”: Dry Wall, Carpet, 9ft Ceilings; You can expect a 150 sqft room to reach temperatures exceeding 120ºF in 1 1/2 – 2 hours. The larger the space you are heating, the more time it takes. 12-24 hours is a standard rule of thumb for hotel room treatments. Building materials such as: Concrete, Plaster, and Block are going to take more time, as those types of materials are more conductive of energy than drywall. 50% more power is a good general rule for rooms constructed of these hard to heat materials.

Q: How long should I treat the infected area? 

A: We recommend a minimum of 4 Hours in the “Kill Zone”. However,  depending on the level of infestation, you may want to extend times to ensure 100% success. 

Q: How Effective is heat at killing bedbugs?

A: All life cycles of bedbugs, including their eggs, are scientifically proven to die when exposed to temperatures exceeding 122ºF for 1 hour or less. Bed bugs die in minutes or seconds when exposed to temperatures of 140ºF. Filling an area with heat allows complete saturation into every crack and crevice of a bed bug nesting area ensuring no eggs or adult bed bugs can survive. 

Q: I have a sprinkler system, What do I do?

A: We recommend capping and draining fire sprinkler systems whenever possible. If it is not possible to drain the system we recommend covering all sprinklers. Visit our accessories page under “convenience items” to purchase sprinkler covers or call us at 480-304-5649 and we will tell you how. 

Q: Will the heat damage personal property?

A: Unplug all electronics and be sure to remove any soft vinyl, waxy, and other meltable items. It is also important to remove all aerosol cans or other combustible items from the infected room. *Refer to the instruction manual under best practices for heating rooms.

Q: Do you offer financing?

A: Yes! Apply here!