I'm looking at houses for sale online. Quite a number list the heating as
simply "Wall heat". From what I can tell, these are basically individual
wall-mounted electric heatera. Don't know if they're controlled from a
central thermostat, or you just set them in each room like a bunch of space
heaters. Seems pretty inefficient. Am I misinterpreting this?
It varies by region; google is your friend. Search google images for
"wall heater" and you will get about 2,000 pictures.
Around here it is a tall thin gas or electric heating unit installed
between the studs. Some have a tiny fan to circulate the heat and
others just radiate it. They do a decent job of heating a room but a
marginal job of heating an entire house.
In other regions of the country it means something entirely different.
In this part of the country, that usually means wall furnace, as described
above. I have one sitting in may garage, waiting for the next garage sale,
that I ripped out of this addition last year, in favor of extending the duct
trunk from the new real furnace I installed at the same time, to replace the
1960 original. Common in trailers and cheap duplex/triplex rentals in
It could mean a lot of things. And terminology and what is actually
used varies from one part of the country and world to another. To give
yourself a good chance of getting a good answer, you should say where
these houses are. Maybe even in the subject line.
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