10 best heat guns

Choose the best guns in each segment: electric, diesel and gas

There are various ways to heat unheated or insufficiently heated premises, but one of the most efficient and low-cost is to use heat guns. The guns are designed to quickly heat the air in residential and non-residential premises.

Their varieties, features and the best models of heat guns are in this review.

What are heat guns?

Electric

The principle of operation of electric heat guns is the same as that of domestic fan heaters. But the guns have a more durable and reliable design, more performance and power. Heating elements: a spiral, ceramic plates or TEN. Electric heat guns are best used for heating residential premises, since they do not affect or have little effect on the quality and purity of the air.

Gas

Very efficient heaters using inexpensive and affordable bottled gas as fuel. Gas heat guns are recommended for use in rooms with good ventilation. As always, extreme care is required when working with gas.

Diesel

Impressive heating performance due to liquid fuel operation. There are two main types of diesel heat guns: direct and indirect heating. The first can be used only in well-ventilated areas (products of combustion are released into the air). The latter can be used in places with medium ventilation, provided that the chimney is used to discharge gases to the outside.
Infrared diesel heaters stand alone, which heat not the air, but the people who are directly in the room, furniture, objects and surfaces, due to thermal radiation.

We selected the 10 best heat guns in the main segments. The guns were selected by the main parameters: power, air exchange. Compared the ratio of price and quality, not forgetting the reliability and safety of devices.

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
The best electric heat guns1Interskol TPE-310 / 101 999
2Timberk TIH R2 5K9.8 / 101 999
3FUBAG Bora Keramik 20M9.8 / 1092 230
4Shivaki SHIF-EL60Y9.7 / 104 359
The best gas heat guns1MASTER BLP 17M10 / 108 290
2SPECIAL IGE-159.8 / 105 199
3Caliber TPG-109.7 / 104 140
The best diesel heat guns1Master BV 77E10 / 1052 490
2Profteplo DK-36PL9.8 / 1045 885
3Elitech Standart TP 22DB9.7 / 1017 300

The best electric heat guns

Interskol TPE-3
1 999
Compact and powerful electric heat guns of the Interskol company are a vivid example of the celebration of the Russian manufacturer’s equipment over foreign analogues. The brand has become widely demanded in the domestic (and not only) market.
Model TPE-3 is designed for use as a main or auxiliary heating device for various rooms: apartments, houses, villas, garages, greenhouses. Lightweight design and small size makes the gun a mobile device that is easy to move (transport) to the right place.
The main features of the model:
  • Fan with metal impeller;
  • The heater (TEH) of a special form with the increased thermolysis;
  • Two power levels (1.5 and 3 kW) plus fan mode;
  • Tilt angle adjustment;
  • Overheat protection;
  • Double walls of the case;
Main advantages:
  • Reliability;
  • Efficiency;
  • Warranty - 2 years.
Minuses:
  • Short cord.
10 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The best electric heat gun for a reasonable price. Heats the room quickly to a comfortable temperature. Conveniently, it is possible to change the inclination (fixed with a nut). Very good summer fan mode.
Timberk TIH R2 5K
1 999
The electric heat gun belongs to the Profi: R2 series. Which is understandable: the power and characteristics are relevant for the use of the device in industrial or household premises (hangar, warehouse, shop, garage, workshop, etc.). However, the heating of residential premises with a corresponding safe supply of electricity is absolutely real.
Advantages of Timberk TIH R2 5K:
  • Special design of the heating element - multi-block flat element with fins;
  • Durable case;
  • Compact design, providing mobility and versatility for various conditions;
  • Powerful airflow;
  • Three modes of operation - ventilation, economical and intensive heating;
  • Wear-resistant coating of the outer casing;
  • Comfortable noise level;
  • Power - 5 kW.
Main advantages:
  • High-quality assembly;
  • Efficient heater;
  • Warranty - 24 months.
Minuses:
  • No tilt adjustment.
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Reliable metal body, but the gun is quite light (6 kg). Excellent heater with a radiator that is more efficient than usual. The device is convenient in that it is adapted for continuous operation (up to 24 hours).
FUBAG Bora Keramik 20M
92 230
Bora Keramik 20M is a lightweight and compact heat gun from the German brand. Its weight is less than 2 kg, and the body is equipped with a convenient carrying handle. The properties of a ceramic heater make it possible to use the device both in residential premises (it does not burn oxygen) and in outbuildings (garages, utility rooms) where air flow is absent or weakened. Thermostat at the gun built.

The Fubag Bora Keramik 20M heat gun is the best alternative to the popular Ballu BKX-3 heater with similar parameters (2 kW), thanks to its quieter operation. The operation of the device is simple, convenient and safe.

Main advantages:
  • Mobility;
  • Ceramic heater;
  • Simple power adjustment.
Minuses:
  • Low power.
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I bought a heat gun for universal use. It copes with the heating of the balcony and saves in the garage. Of course, the whole is not protopit, but for local heating of the workplace - the most it.
Shivaki SHIF-EL60Y
4 359
Shivaki SHIF-EL60Y - electric fan heater (gun), designed for ventilation and heating of residential and non-residential premises. Considering that the device operates on 380 V voltage, it is more relevant for industrial, public or auxiliary buildings, where it is possible to provide such power. Not bad, the device can cope with the heating of a country house, if it is properly powered from the main electrical panel with a suitable cable (a qualified connection is required). You can turn on in the conditions of the apartment, if there is a three-phase outlet for an electric stove or there is a converter, and the wiring is adapted for increased load.
What is interesting about Shivaki SHIF-EL60Y:
  • Powerful engine with increased life;
  • Two heating modes (4 and 6 kW);
  • Thermostat;
  • Fan mode;
  • Overheat protection;
  • Double-walled casing;
  • Stand with adjustable tilt.
Main advantages:
  • Good power;
  • Reliability;
  • Bright design.
Minuses:
  • Three-phase power.
9.7 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Heat gun copes well with the heating of the first floor in the house. On the second, of course, the effect is not the same, but it still exists. Heats well, pleased with the presence of temperature control. Made well and high quality.

The best gas heat guns

MASTER BLP 17M
8 290

The American company Master is a recognized leader in the production of high-quality thermal equipment. Gas heater BLP 17M did not become an exception to the rule and exactly corresponds to the traditions of high quality and reliability of the products of the famous brand.
The capabilities and characteristics of the model allow you to successfully use it for the implementation of various tasks:

  • Efficient heating of technical premises (warehouses, hangars, workshops, garages);
  • Heating of construction sites and sites;
  • Drying of walls and ceilings during the finishing or repair work;
  • Use when installing stretch ceilings.

Possessing a power regulator from 10 to 16 kW, the MASTER BLP 17M heat gun is capable of maintaining a comfortable temperature in large rooms with a volume of up to 655 m³. Switching to the operating mode is carried out by connecting with a gas cylinder through a reducer and connecting to a household electrical network (220 V).

Main advantages:
  • Reliable brand;
  • Effective work;
  • High-quality assembly.
Minuses:
  • Mechanical ignition.
10 / 10
Rating
Reviews
I purchased a gas heat gun for the workshop, which they had previously tried in vain to heat with electric appliances. Now the problem is solved. The room is very warm and just need to air it from time to time.
SPECIAL IGE-15
5 199

The Russian-made gas heat gun SPECI IGE-15 is a powerful and effective device for heating well-ventilated rooms where there are no other sources of heat. Thermal power varies within 10-15 kW, and, therefore, the service area up to 150 m² (depending on conditions).
The fuel used is bottled gas. The device is equipped with a handle for easy carrying, and a protective grille is installed on the nozzle to prevent foreign objects from getting inside. The gun can be effectively used for drying walls and floors.
Features of the device:

  • Two steps of heating;
  • High efficiency;
  • Safety, due to the presence of a multistage control system (thermocouple, electro-valve and protective thermostat);
  • Lack of a soot and a smell (full combustion of fuel).
Main advantages:
  • Power;
  • Reliability;
  • Good price.
Minuses:
  • The room must be ventilated.
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The main and indisputable advantage of the model is the price. With such characteristics and reliability - it is the best gas heat gun. Works like a clock. Included is a 2 meter hose and gearbox.
Caliber TPG-10
4 140

Gas heater Caliber TPG-10 is an effective means for heating garages, car services, hangars, warehouses and other rooms with good ventilation. This heat gun is capable of operating in such rooms as the sole source of heat. And designed for a fairly large area or to work in a poorly insulated box.
Caliber TPG-10 uses low-cost household liquefied gas propane-butane as fuel. To connect to the cylinder and adjust the intensity of heating, the manufacturer added a gas hose and a gearbox with a pressure gauge. Thermal power of the device reaches 10 kW. At the same time, gas consumption remains low.
With excellent efficiency, the heat gun is compact in size and has a small weight (5 kg), it is easy to move and carry in a car. The design of the device is durable and reliable, and to protect the internal parts from the penetration of foreign objects, a grid is provided.

Main advantages:
  • High-quality execution;
  • Efficient heating;
  • Compactness.
Minuses:
  • Short hose.
9.7 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Excellent gas heater at an affordable price. Gearbox with pressure gauge included - an additional plus. Low fuel consumption is also pleased. The only flaw is a short and rigid hose, which is better to replace immediately.

The best diesel heat guns

Master BV 77E
52 490

The Master BV 77E heat gun belongs to the liquid-fuel type of indirect heating heaters, the use of which in rooms with an average level of ventilation (shops, pavilions, garages, etc.) is most efficient and effective. Heating occurs quickly and evenly, and, due to the output of combustion products to the outside, the air not only heats up, but remains clean.
The Master BV 77E heat gun has a lot of advantages:

  • Robust and reliable construction;
  • Stainless steel combustion chamber;
  • Flame control with photocell;
  • Tank with fuel level indicator;
  • Protective thermostat (overheating);
  • Optional connection room thermostat;
  • Powerful hot air;
  • The ability to connect a flexible hose;
  • Thermal power - 20 kW;
  • Convenient trolley.
Main advantages:
  • Production - Italy;
  • Excellent functionality;
  • Efficient heating.
Minuses:
  • High price.
10 / 10
Rating
Reviews
High-quality and reliable Italian-made gun. Hot air blows out very powerfully and the room quickly becomes warm. There are no smells or signs of burned fuel.
Profteplo DK-36PL
45 885

Profteplo DK-36PL is an infrared heater operating on diesel fuel. The device is unique in its own way, since it is the most powerful among models of the same type and can even be used for local heating of open areas.
The difference from the traditional heat guns is that the DC-36PL does not emit a powerful stream of heated air, but infrared radiation, from which people, objects, furniture, surfaces (such as a little sun) warm. Thermal radiation with a wide coverage can create a comfortable environment in large rooms.
Main characteristics:

  • Power - 36 kW;
  • Metal fuel tank 53 liters;
  • Electronic ignition;
  • Power adjustment;
  • Security system: overheat protection, flame level control, fuse.
Main advantages:
  • Power;
  • Infrared heating;
  • Efficiency.
Minuses:
  • High price.
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The best diesel heat gun for industrial buildings. It is very convenient to use it for heating industrial premises - workshops, large workshops, warehouses and hangars.
Elitech Standart TP 22DB
17 300

Elitech TP 22DB is a diesel heat gun of direct heating. This means that its field of application is rooms with well-functioning ventilation (in the course of work, combustion products are released into the surrounding space). Such heaters are usually used for heating large construction or production sites, where a steady flow of fresh air is ensured.
The Elitech TP 22DB case has a wear-resistant powder coating that protects against corrosion. Safe and long-term operation is ensured by the presence of an overheating protection system. For precise control and timely refueling in the heat gun provides a fuel level sensor. Heating capacity of the heater is 22 kW.

Main advantages:
  • Affordable price;
  • High-quality assembly;
  • Simple control.
Minuses:
  • Direct heating
9.7 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Heats well, works quietly. Reliable combustion chamber made of steel. The case is well made. The additional advantages of the heater should be counted as a good big tank and low fuel consumption.

In conclusion, an important clarification: all the models presented in the review have analogues with higher or lower power. And each consumer chooses the optimal parameters of the device based on the goals and conditions of operation.

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