space heating


Definition of space heating

: heating of spaces especially for human comfort by any means (such as fuel, electricity, or solar radiation) with the heater either within the space or external to it

Examples of space heating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Certain exceptions allow electric resistance to be used in specific situations as approved by a code official, and some exceptions also would be allowed for space heating using a fossil fuel. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 But the bill no longer includes the proposal to establish statewide building standards that would have required new structures to include water and space heating systems that do not use fossil fuels. Christine Condon,, 14 Mar. 2022 Don't use grills, other outdoor appliances or equipment indoors for space heating or cooking. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 3 Feb. 2022 Aliso Canyon is just one part of an extensive network of pipelines, compressor stations and storage fields that are used by utilities such as SoCalGas to sell natural gas for space heating, water heating, cooking and electricity generation. Los Angeles Times, 23 Dec. 2021 The electrification portion of the ordinance requires all new residential and commercial construction to use electricity as the source of power for space heating, water heating (including spas and pools) and clothes dryers. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2021 Residential, commercial and space heating (RCH) demand is fast catching up. Wood Mackenzie, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 The report cites research, not from gas fields in Texas, but from the replacement of coal with gas for cooking and space heating in Turkey. Carroll Muffett And Kert Davies, CNN, 3 May 2021 Heat-pump space heating is entirely viable in central California, where the temperature doesn’t drop below freezing that often. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 26 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of space heating

1930, in the meaning defined above

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1 May 2022

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“Space heating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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