Heating

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Heating is making something warm. It could mean:

  • HVAC: Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.

HVACR "R" stand for Refrigeration

Heating devices, or systems:

  • Block heater, or headbolt heater, an electric heater that heats the engine of a car to ease starting in cold weather
  • Boiler
  • Cathode heater, a coil or filament used to heat the cathode in a vacuum tube or cathode ray tube
  • Central heating, method of providing warmth from one point to multiple rooms or apartments of a building
  • Convector heater, a heater which operates by air convection currents circulating through the body of the appliance
  • Dielectric heating, the phenomenon in which radiowave or microwave electromagnetic radiation heats a dielectric material
  • District heating, a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements
  • Fan heater, a heater that works by using a fan to pass air over a heating element
  • Feedwater heater, a power plant component used to pre-heat water delivered to the boiler
  • Fireplace, an architectural element consisting of a space designed to contain a fire for heating or cooking
  • Gas heater, a heater that burns natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas
  • Geothermal heat pump, a heat pump that uses the thermal mass of the Earth to regulate indoor temperatures
  • Geothermal heating a method of heating using geothermal heat
  • Heating pad, a pad used for warming of parts of the body
  • Hydronics, the use of water as the heat-transfer medium in heating and cooling systems
  • Induction heating, the process of heating a metal object by electromagnetic induction
  • Radiant heating, a heating system which heats a building through radiant heat rather than convection or forced-air heating
  • Radiator, a heat exchanger designed to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling and heating
  • Radioisotope heater unit, small heaters that provide heat through radioactive decay
  • Salamander heater, a portable forced-air or convection heater, often kerosene-fueled, used in ventilated areas for worksite comfort
  • Solar furnace a structure used to harness the sun's rays to produce very high temperatures
  • Solar heating, the usage of solar energy to provide process, space or water heating
  • Storage heater, an electrical appliance which stores heat at a time when base load electricity is available at a low price
  • Water heating, the heating of water for residential, commercial or industrial use