Central Heating in COILX Company
Your central heating system plays an important role in your home - keeping you supplied with the heat and hot water that make life so much more comfortable. But what systems are available and how do they work?
Advantages of owning a gas system
A gas fuelled central heating system will more than likely be cheaper in the long run. Electric boilers are 100% efficient whereas a good modern gas boiler will see about 95% efficiency. As you might expect, some energy from gas boilers is lost through heat.
Central heating is a way of providing warmth in your home from, as the name suggests, one central source. Central heating systems broadly fall into one of the following types:
With a 'wet system' hot water circulates through a system of pipes that connect to the radiators throughout a house. At the centre of the system, a boiler burns a fuel - or sometimes there is a 'heat exchanger' and this heats the water that feeds the network of pipes. 'Wet systems' are the most popular form of heating system in Egypt .
The pipework may also be connected to a hot water cylinder (tank), which will provide a supply of hot water for bathing and washing.
The same water circulates around your home every single day. Here's how it works:
Despite their name, do not just give off radiant heat, in fact they deliver most of their heat through convection ; air warmed by the radiator naturally rises, and cool air falls relative to it, as a result the warmed air circulates and the 'space' in a room is warmed.
Underfloor heating system warms the whole room and stops the need for footwear around the house during those cold winter months! Underfloor heating uses less energy too resulting in lower energy bills. It works via a series of pipes laid under the floor and as they cover the whole room, it means that heat can be distributed more evenly than a radiator attached to one wall.
How Do Radiator Heaters Work?
Radiators draw heat from water or steam and use that heat to warm up surrounding air. By doing this they can effectively be used to heat up a room.
Radiators are made from aluminum because it’s an excellent conductor of heat. Hot water travels through the radiator and the exterior fins naturally heat up over time. As those fins heat up, the surrounding air heats up as well.
Radiators are one of the oldest and most effective ways of heating a home. They’re still used in buildings all over the world today and there are only a few options more effective being relied on. Radiators are still desirable because of their simplicity and their ability to heat a space evenly and comfortably. In order to get the most out of your radiator heating system, or decide if radiators are the right option for you, it’s important to understand how they work.
Radiator Heat Transfer
If you’ve ever looked at a heat radiator you’ll notice that most of them are heavily folded. They have a bunch of creases and are made of some type of metal like cast iron. The creases or folds are designed to increase their surface area so that the metal comes into contact with more air.
Natural Air Circulation
It’s uncommon for a home heating radiator to have any sort of blower because it simply isn’t needed. As the air surrounding the radiator heats up it rises up and out of the way and new cooler air comes in to take its place. A rotational current of air forms around the radiator causing all the air of the room to slowly heat up.