VARIOUS HEATING DEVICES AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

October 20, 2018

Heating devices are immensely important now a days everywhere. Life considerably depends on hot water and heating appliances. Just imagine one cold morning you wake up and find that heating system is not working. It is terrible to take the bath with extremely cold water or worse is water got frozen in pipes.

There are many kinds of heating devices in the market serving the varying heating needs of residents. Heating appliances use oil, gas, electricity and solid fuel to perform their operations. They vary in terms of expense and efficiency level. Some of the heating fixtures are

Traditional boilers
Traditional boilers are installed inside or outside of a house. They heat water and circulate it around the premise through pipes. Burner ratio and inside surface of the boiler should be clean in order to achieve a high level of efficiency. Insulated oil burner pipe add to the overall heating performance of boilers. Conventional boilers are less expensive.

Condensing boilers

Condensing boilers use oil or gas and are expensive. However, in long-term condensing boiler is a better choice. These boilers provide maximum efficiency of combustion. They are considered to be the ideal for under-floor heating.

Gas heater

A gas heater is a relatively small device which uses natural gas. It can be classified as fluid and non-fluid heaters. Fluid heaters are devices which are installed at a point, while on the other hand, non-fluid heaters can be portable.
Non-fluid heaters are considered to be little risky. Some safety measures have to be observed. Portable gas heaters can only be used in a ventilated environment in order to make the air comfortable and safe.

Electric heating devices

Electric heating, as the name suggests, are devices which simply use electricity to produce heat. They are mostly used to warm up indoor space. Some of the heating devices which electricity are:

1-Fan heaters or convection heaters have a fan which helps circulate the warm air. They are very effective in small indoor space such as a room, and they are less expensive as compared to other heating sources.
2-Heat pump usually uses a compressor to run refrigeration cycle to get heat from air and make it part of a space. They are very useful in moderately cold areas. However, consumption of electricity makes it slightly expensive.