We are renovating our body shop and debating on the merits of different ways to heat it.
We are in New England, the shop is about 2000sf, out of which about 500sf is occupied by the paint booth that has its own heating system. So that leaves the 1500 sf of floor space (L-shaped) to heat. Our ceilings are 10 feet high.
It seems that the ideal solution would be infrared tube heaters, except for the question of fire safety - all paint spraying will be done inside the paint booth, but we do spray some primer on the floor, which concerns me since our ceilings are low and tubes do get very hot, so if we are to spray only 8 feet from the tube..
I also looked at direct-vent gas wall heaters, but here again we have the same issue - a hot exchanger potentially coming in contact with primer spray.
In your experience, what would be a safe and simple heating system for a situation like this?
Thanks in advance