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Japanese Houses

Heating and Air Conditioning

This is a standard kerosene heater. It is the cheapest way to heat. It’s a bit stinky when first lit and when shutting off. This type has only 2 batteries to start it. It has no fan. It will keep burning continuously. It’s cheap but effective. It does have an earth quake feature that will shut it off if the unit is moved or shaken.


This is an electric fan kerosene heater. It is also a cheap way to heat. It’s a tiny bit stinky when first lit and when shutting off. This type has full digital controls and auto start, with temperature setting and a timer to shut off or start it. It will shut off in 3 hours if not reset. It has lots of special features like a child prevention button, a quick start feature, and a HI/LO range feature for different sized rooms. This baby really puts out the heat, and heats  a room up fast. The only trouble with these types is they will not burn continuously, due to safety reasons.

This is a standard room A/C and heater unit. The working parts are outside. This unit has the heat exchanger and is remote controlled with full digital features and control. Nice, but expensive and not that powerful. It needs to run all the time to be effective.


This A/C and heater unit is as above but built in. It’s wimpy.


This is the outdoor working part of the A/C and heater unit. You see these units everywhere on houses. They are often like this, on the ground, or built onto the side of the building, or on a small balcony.


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