Heating Appliances & Systems
There are a number of different heating appliances that can be used to heat a home, office, or other location. The type of appliance varies depending on a number of factors including energy source, type of appliance and heating system used.
The main types of heating appliances and systems used in the home are generated from the following energy sources: diesel, gas, wood and electricity. The type if heating system installed in the home usually depends on the age of the home and the availability, cost and effectiveness of the heating system and whether or not an allergy-free environment is a major consideration. One of the earliest forms of heating that is still popular today is a wood fire. A fireplace is preferred by many people because it creates a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in the home, however, it does require storage capacity for fuel (wood). Portable heaters are popular heating appliances because of their convenience and portability to take from room to room.
Environmentally conscious households also hoping to reduce heating costs often install solar heating systems and these heating systems often feature in energy efficient housing designs and architecture. Furnace heating systems are also popular, and are based on a central furnace system known as a boiler. Whatever the preferred heating system or appliance, regular maintenance is essential to ensure safety and optimal efficiency. Regular servicing of heating ducts, heat pumps, heat banks and wood heaters, chimneys, tanks, pipes and fireplaces as well as ensuring heating devices like valves and thermostats are working will minimize dust allergies, cost, increase efficiencies and identify any potential heating hazards in the home.