What is the difference between an industrial furnace and a furnace for a home?
Posted February 13, 2018 07:08:30In the past, furnaces were often used in the construction of residential buildings.
Now, some new research shows, they’re used to produce energy for home heating.
“We’ve found that a furnace is a very important component of any home heating system,” said Dr. Mark Barden, professor of environmental and physical engineering at the University of Washington.
“It’s really important that it be a good furnace, and if you’re going to do something like this, it needs to be efficient and efficient, so it’s important that you have the right materials in the right places.”
Barden and his research group were studying the effects of the combustion of coal on air quality in homes, specifically in low-income communities.
The research was published in the Journal of Environmental Quality and is a collaboration with the Washington State University.
“For example, you need to be able to heat the house to a temperature where the furnace doesn’t have a chance to get to that temperature,” said Barden.
“If you’re doing a building that is a large house with multiple rooms, you might have to use a furnace in each room.
In these cases, it’s really critical that you’re having a good quality furnace in the correct location.”
Bower said that if there are problems in the building’s air quality, the heating needs to address the problem in a reasonable amount of time.
“So, what we found in this research was that the average amount of cooling time for a typical home is about a half hour, so we would have to heat about 3,000 square feet of the house,” said Paul A. Bower, the lead author of the study.
“If you have a high heat content, the air becomes very dense, and it’s very hot and you’re trying to cool down the building.
That’s what’s causing these problems.”
The Bower group found that there was a lot of variation in how efficient a furnace could be.
For example, the efficiency of a typical furnace can be as high as 90 percent, but some older furnaces could be as efficient as 90 to 95 percent.
“Some older furnishes are about 90 percent efficient, and that’s probably the most common type of furnace,” said Kevin A. Aarons, a professor of electrical engineering at Washington State.
“You might be able get by with a furnace that’s only 90 percent effective.”
The researchers found that older furnights are typically manufactured in the U.S., with a majority of the materials used being steel, copper, copper oxide, aluminum, aluminum powder, zinc, and magnesium.
The research also found that the materials and materials types used in older furnies are not necessarily interchangeable, meaning older furnaments are more efficient than newer ones.
“You have to be aware of where the old furnace is,” said Aaron.
“Do you have to go to the factory to make the furnace, or do you have access to the materials?”
Bower believes that the current heat energy requirements of the American public and governments are causing people to buy more and more older furnacies.
“The problem with older furniances is that we’re not really understanding the full impact that this type of energy is having on air pollution, especially in the urban environment,” said Robert W. Bowers, a senior research scientist at Bower’s group.
“So, we need to make sure that we are actually building new furnaces and using the right technologies and materials.”
Bowers said that this research will help to improve the design of new furnies, as well as the designs of existing furnaces.
He also said that the use of older furnasts will help lower the cost of energy and ensure that homes are being designed and built to last longer.
“I think we’ll see a decrease in these energy use in the future,” said W. Thomas Bower.
“This is not going to be something that we need for a long time.”