Almost all questions with the tag are about heating a space (e.g. your home), but in this question the tag is used for heating food, as in .

What do you think? Should we use the heating tag only for space heating? In that case we should probably merge with .

Or do we use heating as one broad category for alls kinds of heating. In this case the tags , and would remain as specific types of heating.

2 Answers 2


I suggest making a synonym of .

I find a more natural choice and don't think users will look for . (If they do, they'd be redirected to .)

Moreover, Wikipedia writes that

Space heating is generally employed to warm a small space, and is usually held in contrast with central heating, which warms many connected spaces at once. (emphasis mine)

I think that , encompassing both space heating and central heating, is the better tag.

(In the sustainability context, makes little sense for heating food, but a tag wiki should clarify this. For heating food, and should be more than enough.)

  • 1
    I've made both space-heating and heat a synonym of heating
    – THelper
    Commented Jul 24, 2014 at 7:50

I find it odd to use the heating tag for cooking. We could make it a synonym of space-heating.


You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .