Teleflex Power Systems says its new line of advanced auxiliary cab heaters for heavy-duty trucks, Proheat Air Heaters, can help truck drivers and fleets significantly reduce engine idling fuel consumption while helping comply with anti-idling regulations.
Proheat Air is a diesel-powered air heater designed to supply heat for in-cab driver comfort during cold weather. Available in either 2 or 4 kW models, the heater reduces fuel consumption by up to 95 percent compared to engine idling, while supplying heat more quietly and efficiently, the company says.
Proheat Air includes a remotely mounted control panel with digital display designed for easy set-up and control of the heater from inside the truck cab. According to Teleflex, the control panel incorporates timers that allow drivers to start Proheat Air at a specific time so the truck is warm when they arrive; it also allows drivers to specify an ambient temperature inside the cab, just like at home.
Proheat Air will be distributed nationally by Carrier Transicold’s truck/trailer dealer network and is available for purchase from authorized Proheat dealers. For more information or specifications, go to www.teleflexpower.com or www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.