In this day and age, energy is one of the most valuable things and so, using it efficiently matters a lot. The more efficient you are with your energy consumption, the less you will have to spend. The biggest problem, however, is that not many homeowners know how to increase the efficiency of energy use in their homes. It’s easy to switch off the lights when you don’t need them, you can decide to hand wash the dishes instead of using the dishwasher. But how much difference does that really make? Well, according to reports, heating tends to be the biggest culprit when it comes to energy consumption, and if you take a closer look at your bills, especially during this time of the year, you will notice the same as well.
If you use gas and water systems, you can ensure efficiency on energy usage by switching to electric heating.
Electrical to thermal energy
Heat and electricity are basically forms of energy. Our planet is made up of various types of energy, some of which can be converted from one state or form to another. Electrical power at its core is a form of energy that occurs due to moving, charged or stored particles. Stored electric energy is known as potential energy, and when it is an electrical current, it is known as kinetic energy. On the contrary, thermal energy is a form of energy that results from moving molecules or atoms, thus resulting to heat. The faster these particles move, the more heat is generated.
So how does energy conversion occur?
Well, energy transformation is all about resistance. When it builds up in an electrical system, the atoms or molecules vibrate faster, thus producing thermal energy. This is often done through coils. An example would be the electric kettle; if you look at the bottom, you will find a coil, and that’s where the magic happens.
But what does all this have to do with heating?
Well, the reason we covered the types and conversion of energy is that transforming electrical energy into thermal energy is the heart of electric radiators. Moreover, this science is what makes them more efficient than water heated radiators. In a typical water radiator, the heat originates from hot water, which is pumped through pipes inside the radiator. This basically means that the water has to be heated from another source, e.g. a boiler and then pushed to the radiator. That’s why this type of heating takes a while to warm up. It has to be heated and then reach the destination at the same temperature.
However, with electric radiators, you don’t have to deal with a central heating unit or pipes. Only an electric current is required, and with a set of coils, the electricity is converted to thermal energy which can then radiate and give out heat. This is very efficient in that no energy is wasted during heating water and moving it around. Also, with electric radiators, you won’t have to wait, and you end up running the heating for a significantly less period. This is why it is a popular choice in bathroom designs Surrey.
There are a wide range of electric radiators that are ideal if you want to reduce your energy bills during winter while keeping your home warm and comfy. As everyone is different and have distinct needs, there is a wide range of looks and styles to suit every household or room.