Forced-air heating

forced-air heating

[¦fȯrst ‚er ′hēd·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
A warm-air heating system in which positive air circulation is provided by means of a fan or a blower.

Forced-air heating

Heat distribution system in which heat is delivered by forcing warm air through a network of ducts. A furnace or heat pump typically generates the warm air.
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Dust build up in forced-air heating ducts is a common source of indoor air pollution and is known to cause adverse health effects in some individuals, especially those who are prone to allergies.
homes have forced-air heating distribution, with 73% of single family homes with central A/C and of those with gas heating, 88% have central warm-air furnaces.
If your house has forced-air heating, you can block the loading room vents with cardboard or foam and use a convection-type heater to maintain comfort.
This works well, like a forced-air heating system in a home, but I still wasn't happy with the 4-degree-Fahrenheit gradient from bottom to top.
Each unit is equipped with high-efficiency central air conditioning and clean-burning natural-gas forced-air heating.
Your home's forced-air heating or cooling system helps to control dust by filtering the air.
Honeywell Electronic Air Cleaner features include remove airborne contaminants such as smoke, dust, and mold in residential or light commercial forced-air heating and cooling systems; Capture up to 98% of particles (3 to 10 microns); Test button checks system operation; Wireless indicator alerts when cells need washing; Static pressure drop is 0.26 WC at max.
Forced-air heating systems blow dust particles into the air.
Department of Energy's Energy Savers website, radiant heating has a number of advantages over other forms of heat distribution: "It is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts." It is also flexible as it can run off of a variety of energy sources: Gas, oil, wood, solar and other sources or combinations thereof can feed radiant systems.
Grandpa lived in a split-level house with forced-air heating and cooling.
The previous explanation does not explain why some people think that forced-air heating systems dry the air as compared to hydronic heating systems.