Heating Type

Source of heat. Heating delivery is recorded in a separate data field. Use of fans or blowers by themselves without heated air or water is not included in this definition of heating.

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Category: 
Unit of Measure: 
None
Sector: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measuresort descending
Packaged terminal heat pump A Packaged terminal heat pump, or PTHP, is a factory-packaged refrigerant-based heat pump with no air distribution system other than a built-in fan. None
Unknown Unknown None
Single packaged vertical heat pump Compact through-the-wall packaged system capable of providing total heating and cooling functions for a single zone or multiple rooms, designed with sufficient air-handling capacity for ducted installations. None
None None None
Packaged unitary heat pump Factory-packaged refrigerant-based heat pump with an air distribution system None
Not applicable Not applicable None
Variable refrigerant flow System using refrigerant as the cooling and heating medium, conditioned by a single outdoor condensing unit, and circulated within the building to multiple fan-coil units. The system supports variable motor speed and thus variable refrigerant flow rather than simply on/off operation. None
District steam to hot water HX A centrally located plant that is used to generate steam that is then moved through a heat exchanger to create hot water for heating. None
Solar thermal Air or water heated using solar collectors None
Fireplace None
Heating stove None
Built in heater Built-in heater is a category intended to represent wall or floor mounted units that generate and deliver heat to a local zone such as wall-mounted electric heating panels. None
Individual space heater Individual space heater is a category intended to represent a free-standing or self-contained unit that generates and delivers heat within a local zone.These heaters are characterized by a lack of pipes or ductwork for distributing hot water, steam, or warm air through a building. These heaters are portable and would include electric radiant or quartz heaters, heating panels, gas- or kerosene-fired or electric unit heaters, and infrared radiant heaters. None
No heating None
Furnace Packaged assembly of components that includes a heating source, a fan and an air filter, that relies on convection for heating delivery. Use "Thermal Medium" to specify air if desired. None
Boiler Use "Heating Medium" to further categorize the boiler as hot water or steam, if desired. None
District heating A centrally located plant that is used for heating. Use "Heating Medium" to further categorize as hot water or steam, if desired. None
Furnace warm air Packaged assembly of components that includes a heating source, a fan and an air filter, that relies on convection for heating delivery None
Heat pump Generic heat pump None
Split heat pump A system that generally consists of two separate units. One that is comprised of the compressor and the condenser elements, and the other consisting of evaporator and expansion valve, connected by refrigerant tubing and a reversing valve. The flow of the refrigerant depends on whether the system is in cooling or heating mode None
Other Other None
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