forced-air heating system


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forced-air heating system

A conventional heat distribution system in which heat is circulated by means of a blower (fan).
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A forced-air heating system can move large volumes of air over long distances; therefore, it is often chosen for space heating in larger areas.
Tall baseboards, used throughout the rest of the house, have been welcomed into the new kitchen: they now accommodate registers for the forced-air heating system, and here and there conceal hidden drawers that pull out on full-extension glides.
You can also use solar collectors in a forced-air heating system by adding a hot-water coil heat exchanger to the air return duct.
* A forced-air heating system when it's connected to its air handler module (consisting of a heat exchanger and fan).
If your home is not equipped with a central air or a forced-air heating system, installation can be considerably more challenging.
In this article, we'll look behind the sheet metal and outline the key parts of a forced-air heating system. This includes furnaces that bum gas or oil and heat pumps that are electrically driven.
The previous explanation does not explain why some people think that forced-air heating systems dry the air as compared to hydronic heating systems.