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Types of Heaters

Boilers Boilers are Special-Purpose Water Heaters
Boilers Boilers are Special-Purpose Water Heaters

A boiler, on the other hand, can heat water that is used to heat the home and provide hot water. A different type of boiler can heat the water to the point it turns into steam. The steam heats the water for the home but can also be circulated throughout the home and provide heat through radiators.

Electric Space Heaters
Electric Space Heaters

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Fireplaces
Fireplaces

Infrared Heaters and Infrared Fireplaces are the perfect solution for providing powerful supplemental heat for larger rooms – up to 1,000 sq. ft. The quartz infrared heating technology creates a soft, moist heat while maintaining a cool-to-the-touch surface, making it safe for use around both children and pets.

Furnaces
Furnaces

A furnace is a stationary device - not necessarily - but also used for heating purposes e. g. an incinerator in a morgue. Furnaces are also used for garbage disposal; in modern designs, the resulting heat is used for power generation and heating purposes.

Gas-Fired Space Heaters
Gas-Fired Space Heaters

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Heat Pumps
Heat Pumps

A heat pump, as part of a central heating and cooling system, uses the outside air to both heat a home in winter and cool it in summer. what is a heat pump? Technically, a heat pump is a mechanical-compression cycle refrigeration system that can be reversed to either heat or cool a controlled space.

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Unvented Gas-Fired Heaters: A Bad Idea
Unvented Gas-Fired Heaters: A Bad Idea

Let me get right to the point: unvented gas (and kerosene) space heaters and fireplaces are a bad idea.Don’t install one. Euphemistically called “vent-free appliances” by the gas industry (see ventfree.org), unvented heaters and fireplaces that are installed indoors release combustion products directly into the living space. These heaters are very popular, with buyers attracted to the ...

Wood-Burning and Pellet Stoves
Wood-Burning and Pellet Stoves

Pellet stoves have heating capacities that range between 8,000 and 90,000 Btu per hour. They are suitable for homes as well as apartments or condominiums. Most pellet stoves cost between $1,700 and $3,000. However, a pellet stove is often cheaper to install than a conventional wood-burning heater. Many can be direct-vented to the room and do not need an expensive chimney or flue. As a result, the installed cost of the entire system may be less than that of a conventional wood stove.

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