Unit Heaters

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Unit heaters come in 3 variants:

  • Gas-Fired – Gas fired unit heaters are broken down into propeller units, blower units, and duct furnaces. The propeller units are most likely to be used in larger, open areas of space. Natural gas heaters are often less expensive than electric heat. If operating noise is an issue, then you are likely to use a blower unit. These units are designed to overcome the pressure of the duct work.
  • Oil-Fired – Also known as a column heater, an oil heater is a common form of convection heater used in homes. Oil heaters are made up of metal columns with hollow cavities which make it look like a radient heater. The heating element is what heats up the oil, and then it flows around the cavities by convection. Oil heaters are generally more expensive to run than gas heaters, but they are still commonly used in bedroom today.
  • Steam & Hot Water

Are you using a separate air handler to provide the air flow? That’s when you would use a duct furnace.