A convection heating appliance is a type of heating system that utilizes convection to push heat through the movement of gas or liquid.
A convection heating appliance actually works similarly to a convection oven and is quite a bit different from conduction or radiant heating since it depends on air movement.
It works by warming your room from the top down. A convection heating appliance basically depends on the air properties to rise when sizzling and fall when cool. Unlike radiant heating appliances that utilize electromagnetic waves to transmit heat, convection heating systems use the air itself. The process involves convection currents moving throughout the body of the heating appliance and across the heating element. The heat made is transmitted to the surrounding air, causing the heated air to expand and rise. Naturally, hot air has a lower density compared to cool air. This is among the most known concepts in convection heating… While heated air rises and displaces your room temperature air, the cooler air comes into contact with your convection heater appliance. As a result, it gets heated up too. The process then repeats itself, hot air rises, your room temperature air gets displaced near your heater appliance. This process repeatedly happens until you eventually choose to turn off your convection heater, either through an automatic shut off if your heating appliance has that feature. Automatic convection gas heating appliances easily turn off once the desired room temperature has been attained. Also, certain convection gas heating appliances are designed with a fan to speed up drawing in cool air and discharging heated air. Convection gas heating appliances are the most efficient types of gas heating appliances for heating dwellings.