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Chromalox: Glossary Of Thermal Energy Terms
Chromalox, a North American supplier of electric heating, thermal systems, and control products, provides a glossary of common terms and acronyms used in this industry.

US DOE: Overview Of Electric Resistance Heating Systems
US Department Of Energy provides brief overview of electric heating systems including furnaces, baseboards, thermal storage, and controls.
Industry Sectors

BCEA: BC Electrical Association
BC Electrical Association, the trade association for the electrical & lighting industry in BC offers education & training, trade shows, networking, newsletters, industry news, and links to more information. If you want information on electrical or lighting systems and products they would be the ones to contact.
Issues & Performance

CMHC: Study Of Ventilation & Air Quality Testing In Electrically Heated Homes
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation study of ventilation and air quality in electrically heated housing in Quebec shows that the needs of each house will dictate which type of ventilation system will best serve IAQ goals. 1995 (PDF)

CMHC: Study On Ventilation System For Houses With Electric Baseboard Heating
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation study to identify simple and effective ventilation system strategies that are suitable for new and existing homes with baseboard or radiant heating systems. 1996 (PDF)

Tarion: Peformance Guidelines For Inadequate Heating
Tarion the Ontario warranty corporation provides construction performance guidelines on what is acceptable for the ability of heating systems to be capable of maintaining adequate indoor air temperatures.
Procedures

NRCan: Consumer Guide On Heating With Electricity
Natural Resources Canada guide covers electric heating system selection, equipment, systems, heating costs, sizing electrical load, installation, maintenance, and lots more. (PDF)

Old House Web: Tips On Inspecting Electric Heaters
Old House Web site offers some basic tips for inspecting electric heating systems, including resistance elements, wall heaters, radiant panels, and baseboards.

Stelpro: Online Calculator For Room Heat Loss
Stelpro, a Canadian manufacturer of electric heating systems, has a simple online calculator that determines the heat loss of a room based on dimensions, insulation levels, and local data.
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