Heating is a process of using power (gas, oil, electricity, solar panels, hardwood, pellets, etc.) to increase the temperature of air or water.
In HVAC (H stands for Heating), we deal with heating up indoor air (especially during winter) and water (ie. tankless water heaters).
The most important appliances for heating indoor air are furnaces, stoves, space heaters, radiators, fireplaces, fire pits, heat pumps, and so on. One of the key resources here is the BTU heating calculator (check it out here).
Here is the full range of free resources LearnMetrics has a far as all kind of heating is concerned:
We categorize furnaces by the choice of fuel. This can be either natural gas or propane, oil, or electricity. Hence we talk about gas furnaces, oil furnaces, and electric furnaces:
- Best High Efficiency Gas Furnace Brands, Costs (+ Installation)
- AFUE Rating For Furnaces: How To Calculate AFUE Savings?
Useful Resources For Furnaces
- Furnace Size Calculator: What Size Furnace Do I Need?
- Furnace VS Heat Pump: Which Is Better? (14 Differences + Cost Calculators)
- Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water? (7 Issues + Fixes For Condensation)
- 6 Cracked Heat Exchanger Symptoms: Bad Heat Exchanger? (Checklist)
- Cold Air Return Vents: What They Are, How Many Do You Need? (+Furnace)
- 4 Best HVAC UV Lights For AC/Furnaces (No Mold + Keep Efficiency)
- Do Furnaces Have Pilot Lights? Which Ones Don’t? (Gas, Electric)
- How Much Gas Does A Pilot Light Use? (Per Hour, Day, Month, Year)
- Why Is My Furnace Heater Blowing Cold Air? (7 Causes + Easy Fixes)
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are used to produce hot water on demand (within 15 seconds).
You have two kinds of tankless water heaters; bigger ones are powered by gas (natural gas or propane) and smaller ones are powered by electricity. Here you can check out lists of the best tankless water heaters, with useful informational articles about these units. We start with the summary of the best tankless heaters currently on the market:
Gas Tankless Water Heaters (Natural Gas Or Propane)
Electric Tankless Water Heaters
Useful Resources For Tankless Water Heaters
- How Much Does A Tankless Water Heater Cost? (+ Installation Costs)
- How Much Electricity Does A Tankless Water Heater Use? (Per Hour, Month, Year)
- What Size Tankless Water Heater Do I Need? (2 Examples)
- Electric VS Gas Tankless Water Heater: Head-To-Head Comparison
- How Much Propane Does A Tankless Water Heater Use? (+ Calculator)
- Hot Water Recirculating Pumps Explained: Why, How, Costs (+Tankless)
- Is A Tankless Water Heater Worth It? Does It Save Money? (Cost Calculations)
Space heaters use electricity or gas to heat up one or many rooms. This can be any room; a bedroom, living room, bathroom, or even a garage. Patio heaters are also included since they warm the space around them outdoors.
- 8 Best Space Heaters For Large Rooms (Up To 1,000 Sq Ft Supplemental Heating)
- 5 Best Ventless Propane Heaters In 2021 (Gas Blue Flame Heaters)
- 5 Most Energy Efficient Space Heaters In 2021 (Thermostat + ECO Mode)
- 8 Best Small Heaters For Small Rooms In 2021 (250-1500W Heaters)
- 7 Best Cordless Battery-Operated Heaters: Do They Even Exist?
- 6 Best Baseboard Heaters In 2021 (Electric, Hydronic, Hot-Water)
- How Many Baseboard Heaters On A 20-Amp Circuit?
- 8 Best Propane Heaters In 2021 (For All Uses)
- 5 Best Outdoor Propane Patio Heaters In 2021
- 4 Best Wall Mounted Electric Heaters In 2021 (Energy Efficient; Under $0.30/h)
- 4 Quietest Space Heaters (Best Heaters For Bedrooms); Below 49.7 dB
- How Long Does A Propane Tank Last On A Patio Heater?
- How Long Will A 20 lb Propane Tank Last At 50,000 BTU?
- How Much Does It Cost To Run An Electric Heater? (+ Cost Calculator)
- 8 Best Garage Heaters In 2021 For 1,2,3,4-Car Garages
- How Many BTU To Heat A Garage? (1,2,3,4-Car Garage Heater Sizes)
Stoves are HVAC appliances that generate heat using wood, pellets, and other natural materials. They are primarily used for space heating but they do hold an aesthetic appeal as well:
- 5 Best Pellet Stoves In 2021 (For 500-2,500 Sq Ft Homes)
- How Does A Pellet Stove Work? (7-Step Cycle)
Fireplaces are sometimes primarily used for their aesthetic appeal; a part of interior design, if you will. Here we get a bit more technical about the heating outputs of fireplaces and their specifications:
- 7 Best Electric Fireplaces In 2021 (+10 Specs To Check Before Buying)
- 6 Best Wall Mount Electric Fireplaces In 2021 That Look Magnificent
- How Much Does It Cost To Run An Electric Fireplace? (Per Hour, Month)
- Does Electric Fireplace Give Off Heat?
We are continuously adding more informational and product-specific articles as far as heating is concerned.