As we advance with the development in sciences and technologies, our efforts to improve the life standard also evolve. Since we have different weathers, we also require different kind of setups and efforts to maintain a balanced environment around us which doesn’t become a detriment in performing daily life activities, at least indoors.
Modern heating techniques are consciously designed in a way that makes them energy efficient, consequently cost effective, and durable for a long time meaning the user shouldn’t have to spend more money to maintain their installation or buy a new one.
In this article, we will be talking about some of the more modern techniques to have your house, office or workplace heat up. Some of them are fairly popular, some are relatively new and one is strictly designed in way that saves energy.
Here are a few important methods that are utilized for energy efficient and cost effective heating.
Radiant heating is a process in which heat is directly supplied to the walls, ceiling, or floor panels. This system relies on the idea of radiant heating according to which heat is transferred to the people or things in the room through infrared radiations. There are two types of radiant heating in general, radiant floor heating and radiant wall panels, both differ slightly in execution but the idea behind them is the same. This system is expensive but very efficient and easy to control.
Hydronic systems are those ones which relies on circulation of hot or cool water throughout the house i.e. using pipes and radiators, to control the temperature of the house. In the case of heating, it is warm, or rather, boiling hot water that makes the house warm. A boiler heats the water which is then circulated all over the establishment and at the end, it returns to the boiler to heat up again and the process continues.
Slab Floor Heating
Concrete floors have a tendency to remain cool during warm weather which is very accommodating but when it comes to winter season, there is a serious need to heat it up. Slab floor heating is a method in which below or within the concrete slabs, there are hydronic pipes or off-peak which make sure that the slab is appropriately heated for the indoor atmosphere to be nice enough. It is important to keep the heated slabs insulated in way that doesn’t allow the heat to leak from through the walls.
Heat shifters are generally very effective in minimizing the use of your heating system because they are meant for you to keep the using the warm air for as long as possible. Warm air has a tendency to go up, which means if you have a central heating system then your warm would be on upper stories of your house or even in the ceiling. A heat shifter would bring the warm air downstairs again and continue the process so you don’t feel the need to ramp up the heater or even start unless there is absolute need. On a side note, you should always use this system while allowing proper ventilation to happen.