Space Heating

Some articles on space heating, heating, space:

Electric Heating - Space Heating - Heat Pumps
... A heat pump uses an electrically-driven compressor to operate a refrigeration cycle that extracts heat energy from the outdoor air or from the ground or ground water, and upgrades its temperature to a level high enough to use for space heating ... The working fluid boils at a low temperature, absorbing heat in an outdoor heat exchanger, then the resulting vapor is compressed and condenses to liquid form in a condensor inside the building ...
Passive House - Design and Construction - Space Heating
... measures taken, this means that a conventional central heating system is not necessary, although they are sometimes installed due to client skepticism ... Instead, Passive houses sometimes have a dual purpose 800 to 1,500 watt heating and/or cooling element integrated with the supply air duct of the ventilation system, for use during the coldest days ... The air-heating element can be heated by a small heat pump, by direct solar thermal energy, annualized geothermal solar, or simply by a natural gas or oil burner ...
Passive House - Standards - Space Heating Requirement
... buildings are able to dispense with conventional heating systems ... While this is an underlying objective of the Passivhaus standard, some type of heating will still be required and most Passivhaus buildings do include a system to provide supplemental space heating ... hydronic or high-volume forced-air heating system, as described in the space heating section below ...
Water Heating
... Water heating is a thermodynamic process that uses an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature ... Typical domestic uses of hot water include cooking, cleaning, bathing, and space heating ... In domestic installations, potable water heated for uses other than space heating is also called domestic hot water (DHW) ...
Water Heating - Storage Water Heaters (tank-type) - Insulation and Other Improvements
... condensing units can convert up to 98% of the energy in the fuel to heating the water ... In traditional plumbing in the UK, the space-heating boiler is set up to heat a separate hot water cylinder or water heater for potable hot water ... Heat from the space-heating boiler is transferred to the water heater vessel/container by means of a heat exchanger, and the boiler operates at a higher temperature than the ...

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