Electric Heater Installation and Repair
When the weather begins to become cooler with steadily dropping temperatures, you want to be sure to have a fully functioning furnace. The question that remains is which type of furnace would be best suited for you. Luckily, Yoder’s Heat and Air has all the answers you need when it comes to your gas and electric heater in Hattiesburg, MS. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment for a consultation!
Types of Electric Heaters
Electric resistance heat is able to be supplied by electric furnaces using air ducts or zonal heaters controlled in each room. Here is a list of the different types of electric heaters.
Electric Baseboard Heaters
These types of heaters are controlled by thermostats within each room in which they are located. The heating component is inside a metal pipe. This pipe is surrounded by fins which assist in heat transfer and run along the length of the baseboard heater. It’s usually installed underneath windows. Here, the rising warm air from the heater offsets the falling cool air that is coming from the window. The quality of baseboard heaters can vary. The cheaper the model, the noisier and less effective.
Electric furnaces require extra energy to disperse the heated air throughout the home and have a tendency to have duct heat loss. This is why they are more expensive to operate in comparison to other electric resistance heaters. Air ducts distribute the heated air throughout the home and then return it to the furnace. If ducts run through unheated areas, heat can potentially be lost through air leakage and heat convection, thus increasing expenses.
Electric Wall Heaters
Electric wall heaters contain a fan and an electric component with a reflector behind it. This reflector is used to reflect heat into the room, and the fan then pushes air through the heater. If installed on an external wall, it would make it quite difficult to insulate. This is why electric wall heaters can be more commonly found on internal walls.
Yoder’s Heat and Air will gladly install your new heater or perform repairs on the unit that you already have. Be sure to give us a call at 601-707-8961 for anything concerning your electric heater in Hattiesburg, MS and surrounding cities.