Well, this will be my first step on the path of writing, you may actually speak of a thousand and one subject, so that others can read and perhaps think, learn, or maybe just nod or not in the view shed. The field in which I develop is the decor and ambience of spaces, everywhere you can create a warm, according to those who inhabit it.
As in the area where I live, it’s freezing, I thought maybe we could do a small summary of the heat sources on the market and thereby give you some ideas, if you are wanting to do some modification of these elements in their home, or are building.

Heat sources

We’ve all seen on the market there are several types of heat sources, a very modern and not so today I want to emphasize those that are typical of rural areas, salamanders and households. Salamanders and homes today are powered by butane gas or bottled gas, ultimately the design of the article makes this integrated in space or just functional, without caring too aesthetics, to choose an appropriate model should advice on caloric capacity of each and place where it will be installed.

With regard to the caloric capacity, that depends on the brand of the heater, and is the name of the item which I refer, they can be 1900/2000 Kcal., 3000/3500 Kcal., 5000/6000 Kcal., And finally at 9000 Kcal. or more, provided this capability depends on space heating m3 to be and the geographical area where it will be installed, it is also important to consider environmental conditions, the number of openings and roof height.


With regard to where to install it is important to know what kind of printing or output must have the same, the publication is a pipe through which the gases emanating toxic appliance through combustion. Typically there are three types of runs, called TB (balanced draft) consists of a box most of the times square that is placed behind the wall, this can be given as long as you have no building across the it, have within 2 pipes, one for the entry of oxygen and the other for the elimination of carbon monoxide, the Heat Source model is almost always recommended for bedrooms, for being the safest, however the place must always have an opening for ventilation, the other model is called a TBU this is also a square box from where the two pipes, the function is the same as above, may be placed on the outside unless you want to break the roof, as this circulation to exceed the same in a number of meters is not recommended to turn off the heater, finally the TN model (natural draft) this is a single pipe, which goes through the roof, which is why if you put this calorama must have excellent ventilation to the atmosphere by gases are eliminated in the interior.

There is also a model on the market called catalytic, this source of heat or heater does not have any circulation, many believe it ideal for confined spaces where they do not want to break the wall. The companies that make them take it for 100% x 100% sure, but we must be cautious and a bit of distrust in question, what happens to the conversion of gases and where are those who are lost, especially if there are children in housing.


Of course always check with the seller is advised on this matter and find a registered installer, which is what will tell the technical specifications of the appliance or heat source to be acquired. Turning to traditional heating methods, salamanders are highly economical elements if they will be fired with gas, we must also bear in mind that you must keep a proper circulation and a suitable material, as most of them are made of cast iron or galvanized iron and some enlozadas, all excessive temperature rise by the material itself and the heat they emit. Of course the decorative effects these heat sources is an article rich in beauty, suitable for an environment with rustic and artisanal or for those who prefer the “warmth of home” should not miss.

If you have a good space and a little looser budget can opt for a home, they also exist gas, with a lighter and refract some logs artificial heat or a wood-fueled. Granted, he’s lighting a gas stove or fireplace is not entertainment for anyone, but if it is fueled by wood, the situation is different.

There is a kind of ceremony in all that makes the preparation of fire and maintenance.

Fortunately households are evolved and the high performance, while a traditional home uses between 15% and 20% of the heat generated, the high performance advantage to 60%. Its operation is basically the following: the whole combustion chamber is constructed with a double wall made of sheet iron, between the two sheets is an air chamber, the latter is heated by radiation and flows into the chamber through an inlet Air which has at the bottom.


Moving the hot air rises and is carried by conduits that lead to the environment. This air is completely clean and has no contact with the combustion chamber. Currently a good home can be built on site or in kits, precast, also iron alloy or coating amurar give excellent results.

The proper functioning depends on the extent of opening angle of the mouth and the ture and the diameter is given to the chimney. These two measures are related to the air inlet and outlet of smoke, the circulation, that enabled the fire to turn quickly, flames and smoke rise up and not go forward.