Space Heater

A space heater is an electric heating system that allows for users to heat rooms or spaces that are frequently occupied. These heating systems can also be moved to different locations based on the preferences of the users. Keep working even when the cold tries to stop you with a space heater from HomElectrical.

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What is a Space Heater used for?

A space heater, also called a portable heater, is generally used for heating one small area. The portable versions of this heater are usually electric because it requires a permanent exhaust.

Using a space heater is a cost effective means of heating because it allows for the users to control which areas receive heat instead of heating the entire structure.

  • This type of device is most commonly used for space heating in residential or commercial locations.
  • Great for heating a room or space for an extended period of time.

What is a Convection Heater used for?

  • A majority of space heaters have a convection heating system
  • This type of heating system relies on air circulation
  • Takes in air and heats it up with a heating element
  • Pushes the air back out once heated

What is a Forced Air Heater?

This type of heating system takes in the colder air to heat up by using a heating element. The warm air is then pushed out to heat the room or space.

What is a Hydronic Heater?

  • Uses liquid as a heat transfer medium
  • The liquid used is generally water
  • Steam is pushed out to heat the room

What does BTU/H mean?

BTU stands for British thermal unit which is a measurement of how much heat energy is used to raise the temperature of one pound of water. The ‘H’ refers to how many BTUs are used in an hour.

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