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The Complete Heat Way


We didn't invent the technology, we just adapted it. Complete Heat took existing technology that has been perfected in commercial and industrial applications, and simply adapted and mobilized it for oilfield operations! This technology can reduce your winter heating costs by 35-50%! Our heaters utilize a completely different process of water heating, and that's how we're able to offer such significant savings. Also, as LPG, Natural Gas, & Diesel prices increase, so do our savings! The higher prices go, the more money we can potentially save you!


When it comes to safety, Complete Heat is leading the industry! Our heaters have fully enclosed burners, which emit no flames and offer no ignition source on location. In addition to having "zero flame emission", we have built-in safety shutdowns that can be programmed to safely and completely shut down the unit in the event an unsafe parameter is reached. Our heaters are operated from inside a heated semi-trailer, and our heat exchangers emit zero flame to the atmosphere. Our units transfer heat so well, that you can’t even cook a hot dog over our exhaust! We also offer proper spacing between the propane tank and the heater, at up to 100 ft.


Our heat capture system captures exhaust that is wasted by other heaters and redirects it back into the heating process. This reduces fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to competing heating companies, and also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40%. Our heaters are reduce impact to the water table. Due to our high level of efficiency, condensation is created from the atmosphere and about 1 BBL of water is created per hour. It may not be much, but it's one more way Complete Heat provides superior environmental stewardship.

Operational Benefits

Our units are heated and can be used as a warming hut for frozen hoses, fittings, etc, and it also prevents our unit from ever having freeze up issues. It can also be heated for weeks in our standby mode if plugged into a light tower or shore power. They have a microwave, coffee, etc to provide comfortable quarters for our employees.

Because Complete Heat can achieve such high efficiency, our boilers create condensation. Our units actually create about a BBL of water per hour which is pumped out through our discharge, so technically we are creating water to add to your frac!

Input BTU vs Output BTU

Is your heating company classifying their heaters on Output BTU or Input BTU?

Most traditional frac heaters have long been marketed deceptively, because they classify the unit based on the amount of Input BTU's burned per hour, not the BTU's transferred to your water!

By this classification, a 40 Million BTU frac heater that is 50% efficient, is really only providing 20 Million BTU's of heat! See the gimmick there? You could be using a 100 Million BTU frac heater, but if it's efficiency rating was only 15%, you'd only be getting 15 Million BTU's of heat transferred to your water!

Input BTU vs Output BTU - What's The Difference?

Input BTU - Measures how much fuel a heater consumes for every hour of operation, but doesn't take into account fuel efficiency rating.

Output BTU - Measures how much heat is transferred to the water being heated for every hour of operation.

Why Does It Matter?

The majority of frac heating companies classify their heaters using Input BTU, which can be misleading if it isn't paired with the efficiency rating.

Complete Heat uses Output BTU to classify heaters, because it's a true representation of the heat output. Do you know which your company uses?

Are you really getting the BTU you think you are? Let's do the math!

Complete Heat
25 MMBTU Unit @ 99% efficiency = 24,75 MMBTU Output

Typical Competitor
40 MMBTU Unit @ 55% efficiency = 22 MMBTU Output

This result is all too common in our industry because most frac heating companies aren't forthcoming with their true efficiency ratings! Also, many E&P company representatives only look at hourly rate, and don't factor in fuel expense as the other half of the equation!