Important Terms to Know About Furnace Heating Sales and Service
Furnaces heat the interior of homes and businesses in the colder months. They are comprised of enclosures that convert energy to heat, essentially warming up a particular area of a structure. Also called boilers, these appliances often require service as the unit gets older. Perhaps it’s time for a new furnace, in which case you can consult with an HVAC professional or an appliance dealer. Check out these important terms for furnaces:
Radiant Section: Part of a furnace where the tubes get all their heat by radiation from the flame.
Convection Section: This part of the furnace sits above the radiant section, where it is cooler. This allows it to recover additional heat. This is where heat transfer takes place via convection, and tubes are used to increase heat transfer.
Condenser Coil: A device that releases or collects heat, depending on the season. It’s located in the air conditioner’s or heat pump’s outdoor component.
Evaporator Coil: A device that absorb heat from the air, found either attached to the furnace or within the air handler, a crucial component of the heat pump or air conditioner.
Pipeless Furnace: This type of furnace provides heat via a register in the floor for the room above it. It’s installed in the basement.
Heat Exchanger: A device that transfers heat to the air, which then circulates throughout a structure.
BTU: An abbreviation for British Thermal Unit. It refers to the standard for measuring the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature by one degree Fahrenheit of a pound of water.