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Energy Solutions Center Inc.

400 N. Capitol St., NW 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Voice 202-824-7152
Fax 202-824-7096
E-mail dweiss@escenter.org

 

Space Heaters (Blueflame and IR)

I Overview
Space heaters burn natural gas to heat small indoor spaces.

II Applications
Natural gas space heaters are often used to supplement central heating systems in areas such as added-on rooms, basements and garages.

III Equipment Options
Several varieties of space heaters are currently available. Radiant surface heaters fire a ceramic panel, which then emits radiant heat, heating objects in front of the heater. These are the smallest, ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 BTU/hr.

Blue flame heaters produce convection heat with a flame placed behind glass. These range from 10,000 to 50,000 BTU/hr. Concealed flame direct vent heaters burn gas in a heat exchanger and circulate the heated air using an electric fan. These units range from 20,000 to 50,000 BTU/hr.

IV Resources
1. Equipment Manufacturer Database
2. Natural Gas Efficiency Consortium

V Photo