Rear HVAC

Climate Control for Your Cargo Area

Integrated or Engine-Off Heating and Cooling

For many work van applications, climate control  isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity. Many applications such as locksmiths, fiber optic splicing, and mobile machinery service require technicians to work inside their vans for hours at a time in all types of weather. Others are transporting valuable temperature-sensitive products, such as artwork or medicines. Cargo area heat and air conditioning is also important for special purpose vans such as mobile showrooms, command centers, mobile testing applications, mobile healthcare units, and more – any scenario where persons need to spend time inside a vehicle protected from the elements.

With Advantage, not only do you get access to industry-leading upfitting products and accessories but you gain a partner with the industry knowledge to make sure you are purchasing the right equipment for the job. Learn more about us! If you are a fleet manager, head to our commercial fleet page to learn more about our special fleet services. If you’re wondering how upfitting works, our case studies page will show you how we have helped other customers in the past.

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HVAC – Tie-in System

This is an engine-driven system, designed for non-sensitive HVAC needs in generally moderate climates. When paired with our full insulation kit, you can expect to achieve an indoor temperature of approximately 12-15 degrees below the maximum outside temperature (e.g. 75 degrees inside on a 90 degree day). This product is perfect for applications such as locksmiths, art transport, mobile showrooms, and more.

  • Adds a high-capacity evaporator in the cargo area
  • Ties in to vehicle’s existing compressor and condenser
  • Connects into vehicle’s existing coolant lines for heat function
Rear HVAC, how does extreme climate system work

HVAC – Extreme Climate System

This is an engine-driven independent system, designed for the most demanding HVAC requirements. When paired with our full insulation kit, you can expect to achieve an indoor temperature of up to 30 degrees below the maximum outside temperature (e.g. 75 degrees inside on a 105 degree day). This product is perfect for applications such as animal transport, perishables transport, mobile labs, and more.

  • Adds a high-capacity evaporator in the cargo area
  • Adds a powerful auxiliary compressor in the engine compartment
  • Adds an additional condenser (either rooftop mount or underbody options)
  • Connects into vehicle’s existing coolant lines for heat function
Rear HVAC, how does extreme climate system work

Heaters – Fuel-fired

This is a high-performance combustion heater that is powered off the vehicle’s existing fuel tank. It provides safe, consistent, and reliable heat – with or without the vehicle running. When paired with our full insulation kit it can quickly reach and maintain a comfortable inside temperature on even the coldest of days. When paired with our auxiliary battery/charging system and SmarTemp thermostat, it can maintain above freezing temperatures indefinitely with the vehicle off. This product is perfect for applications such as carpet cleaners, mobile pressure-washers, painters, and any other application transporting liquids that are susceptible to freezing.

  • Gas and diesel options
  • Compact design mounts almost anywhere on the floor
  • Uses as little as 1 gallon of fuel per 22 hour period
  • Up to 7,000 BTU/h heat output
Rear HVAC fuel-fired heaters

Our Advantage

We are here to help you take full advantage of everything your commercial vehicle has to offer. For many tradespeople, their work vans are more than simple tools to get the job done. They are icons of their business. They are proudly parked at job sites. They are used in commercials. They are seen and noticed on the roads like mobile billboards that say your organization is doing business with confidence.

We serve hardworking professionals in many industries. Plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, contractors, bakers, painters, and even appliance delivery teams seek out our advice on the easiest ways to keep supplies and equipment safe and well-organized while on a job. It’s no surprise that the best plumber van accessories aren’t the same for any of those other professions, so it also makes sense if you’re not sure where to start.

As a trusted work van outfitter, we may understand your needs in a way you haven’t even considered. Why? Because we’ve already successfully solved the same problems for other service people with similar businesses. For instance, we can tell you right away about the best roofing contractor van accessories, and we’re sure you’ll doubt some until you try them out. But you’ll never want to go a day without them, knowing how much time and stress can be saved once you’ve taken steps to get all of your materials safe, secure, and out of your way.

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