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Heating may refer to: Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ...

  • HVAC: Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning

Heating devices, or systems: HVAC may also stand for High-voltage alternating current HVAC systems use ventilation air ducts installed throughout a building that supply conditioned air to a room through rectangular or round outlet vents, called diffusers; and ducts that remove air from return-air grilles Fire-resistance rated mechanical shaft with HVAC...

  • 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 ground to regulate indoor temperatures
  • Geothermal heating a method of heating using geothermal heat from deep in the Earth
  • Ground source heat pump, a heat pump that uses the thermal mass of the ground to heat, or cool, buildings
  • 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

Interseasonal Heat Transfer, a form of on site renewable energy that combines solar thermal collection in summer with heat storage in thermal banks to provide space heating in winter. A block heater is an electric heater that heats the engine of a car. ... A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. ... A cathode heater, often in the form of a coil or filament with low voltage DC aplied, whose purpose is to heat the cathode in an electrical valve or cathode ray tube. ... For the Grand Central Records albums, see Central Heating (Grand Central album) and Central Heating 2. ... A convector heater is a heater which operates by air convection currents circulating through the body of the appliance, and across its heating element. ... Dielectric heating (also known as electronic heating, RF heating, high-frequency heating) is the phenomenon in which radiowave or microwave electromagnetic radiation heats a dielectric material, especially as caused by dipole rotation. ... District heating pipe in Tübingen, Germany District heating (less commonly called teleheating) is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements. ... A fan heater A fan heater is a heater that works by using a fan to pass air over a heating element. ... A Feedwater heater is a power plant component used to pre-heat water delivered to the boiler. ... Winter (fireplace), tacuinum sanitatis casanatensis (XIV century) A fireplace is an architectural element consisting of a space designed to contain a fire, generally for heating but sometimes also for cooking. ... A gas heater is a device used to heat a room or area by burning natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. ... A geothermal heat pump system is a heating and/or an air conditioning system that utilizes the Earths ability to store heat in the ground and water thermal masses. ... Geothermal heating is a method of heating and cooling a building. ... A geothermal exchange heat pump, also known as a ground source heat pump, is a heat pump that uses the Earth as either a heat source, when operating in heating mode, or a heat sink when operating in cooling mode. ... A heating pad is a pad used for warming of parts of the body in order to manage pain. ... Hydronics is the name for the use of water as the heat-transfer medium in heating and cooling systems. ... A semiconductor induction heater with a small inductor Induction heating is the process of heating a metal object by electromagnetic induction, where eddy currents are generated within the metal and resistance leads to Joule heating of the metal. ...

  • 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 use 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
  • Underfloor heating, a system of distributing radiant heat through flooring at lower temperatures than needed by radiators
  • Water heating, the heating of water for residential, commercial or industrial use

Radiant heating is a heating system which heats a building through radiant heat, rather than other conventional methods including convection heating. ... Similar to a tiny radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG), these units normally provide about 1 watt of heat each, derived from the decay of a few grams of plutonium 238. ... A Salamander heater is any of a variety of portable forced-air or convection heaters, often kerosene-fueled, used in ventilated areas for worksite comfort. ... solar oven A solar oven or solar furnace is a way of harnessing the suns power to cook food. ... Solar heating is the usage of solar energy to provide process, space or water heating. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Underfloor heating is a form of central heating which utilizes radiant heat for indoor climate control, rather than forced air heating which relies on convection. ... A trio of propane water heaters. ...

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Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... Infrared heating refers to heating objects (or people) through electromagnetic radiation. ... Bi-metallic thermostat for buildings A thermostat is a device for regulating the temperature of a system so that the systems temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint temperature. ... Return inlet (left)Supply outlet (right). ...

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CDC Extreme Heat | A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety (2330 words)
Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids.
Heat cramps are muscle pains or spasms—usually in the abdomen, arms, or legs—that may occur in association with strenuous activity.
Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather.
Heat (physics) - MSN Encarta (949 words)
Heat (physics), in physics, transfer of energy from one part of a substance to another, or from one body to another by virtue of a difference in temperature.
Heat is energy in transit; it always flows from a substance at a higher temperature to the substance at a lower temperature, raising the temperature of the latter and lowering that of the former substance, provided the volume of the bodies remains constant.
One Btu is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 lb of water 1° F and is equal to 252 cal. Mechanical energy can be converted into heat by friction, and the mechanical work necessary to produce 1 cal is known as the mechanical equivalent of heat.
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