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How to Install Duct Heaters

My cousin owns a heating and cooling company and often times in the summer and winter I would help him with jobs and projects that were too big for one man. In the process of helping him over my winter breaks, I learned quite a bit about the heating side of the HVAC industry and what components are needed in order to get the proper results desired. Initially I did not think this would be a difficult task to help him, but I soon learned of the importance and complexity of units we were working with. Continue reading

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Preventing Thermal Heat Loss

If not properly insulated, a lot of energy can be lost through your air ducts. Insulated duct heaters or cooling ducts can significantly reduce unwanted heat loss or gain. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates this reduction can be up to about 30 percent. Non-insulated metal ducts bleed out large amounts of thermal energy. By insulating your metal ducts, you can save a significant amount of money on your energy bill. Continue reading

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Duct Heaters Biggest Fan

I am a huge fan of duct heaters for a couple reasons. The first is obvious, that it keeps whatever space I am in at a comfortable temperature, one I can change to suit me precisely when I am in my own home or enjoy when in the mall or grocery store as un-chilly. The second reason involves the noise a duct system makes whenever it kicks on to maintain the temperature set by the thermostat. The humming of a central heating system, which is what a duct heater works with to heat a space, is comforting to me since growing up it was the white noise that lulled me to sleep. Continue reading

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Duct Heaters, A Benefit of Winter Heating

Every building has a heating ventilation and air conditioning system in it with ducts that run throughout it to create a controlled, comfortable climate. By running these systems it keeps us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. All of the air ducts in the system in some way or another connect to each other and to the unit that produces the hot or cool air. The ducts run so that they are spread out enough that at least one in connected to a vent in every room so it provides an even distribution of the air. There is usually one central duct with many adjoining ducts coming off of it to make this happen. Many heating and cooling systems are automatic and set so that a given temperature remains consistent. These systems are run much more often in the winter time so it is important that they are working up to par. Continue reading

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Rapid Cooling of Aluminum Nitride Heaters

Single Iteration, a division of Watlow, has conducted preliminary concept generation and evaluation for several alternative solutions for providing rapid cooling of AlN based heaters. Cost/benefit analysis of the various alternatives indicated that forced air cooling would be preferred for many applications of the latest AlN heating technology… Continue reading

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