Heating- Types of Heat

• Forced /Direct Heat

With direct conditioning of the air, you will get the quickest response from the equipment onto the air that is possible.
I.E. Coming home to a cold house the air will warm up faster because you are directly heating the air. More…

However the furniture will feel cold for some time.

You can moisten, clean and condition the air.
• Radiant Heat

With radiant conditioning of the air, you will get the slowest response from the equipment
Onto the air that is possible.

I E. Coming home to a cold house the air will warm up slower because you are directly heating the objects that will in turn raise the air temperature.

However the surfaces facing the radiant heat warm before the air gets warm.

This type of heat comes in varieties of forms, standing radiators, in floor heating slabs and tubes, Radiant panels and tubes, and even the old European wood stove which is covered with ceramic tile.

There is no way to moisten, clean and condition the air
• Convection Heat

With convection conditioning of the air, you will get an intermediate response from the equipment onto the air that is possible.

I E. Coming home to a cold house the air will warm up somewhat faster than radiant heat because you are directly heating a medium that then needs to heat air.

The objects will in turn become warm because the air temperature is rising.

There is no way to moisten, clean and condition the air.

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