The math is relatively straightforward; more efficiency in the usage of energy means less money spent on the monthly power bills. But the main issue with such standards is the lack of knowledge on how to make significant improvements that enhance the efficiency of your energy usage in our homes. Ensuring the lights are off when a room is not in use and even opting to hand wash the dishes instead of using a dishwasher may help, but what significant impact do such measures have in the overall goals?
A closer look at your annual energy bills will reveal that heating takes up a large percent of the much energy you consumed and have to pay for. Switching to electric radiators can be an effective way of making significant changes to the efficiency of your home heating systems compared to those of gas and water heating.
Electrical To Thermal Energy
Heat and electricity are comparatively forms of energy, and the world has various kinds of energy some of which are derived from other types. For instance, electrical energy is generated from the activity or reactions of either moving, stored or charged particles. From these, we get kinetic energy which moving electrical current, potential energy which is stored electricity, and thermal energy which is the heat generated by moving electric molecules or atoms; the faster the movement, the more heat produced.
How Do You Convert One Type Of Energy To Another?
Conversion of energy from one type to another is a matter that depends on resistance. The more the resistance in an electrical system, the faster the molecules in it vibrate and travel producing thermal energy, which often is achieved by the use of coils placed around a casing. It is why you find a coil at underneath your electric cooker or kettle.
What Has That Got To Do With Heating?
Electric radiators follow the same principles of converting electrical energy into thermal energy but with a twist that makes them more energy efficient and is the better option than water heated radiators. Heat from the standard water radiator comes from hot water pumped through the piping inside the radiator flowing to an exterior container to be recycled back again to be heated and repeat the cycle. The water will have to be continuously heated in a central chamber such as a boiler before it is pumped out into the pipes. As such, it will take some time before the entire system is hot enough since the water should be boiling and this means more energy consumption.
With the electric radiators, you do not need a central heating unit or water pipes or hot water. You only need to get a consistent electrical current from your power supply that the coils in the unity will convert into thermal energy and radiate out to produce the heat you need. The technology is devoid of wasted energy synonymous with the heating …