Affordable and Efficient Heating from Electric Radiators

There have been significant advancements made in the field of energy-savings in electric heating options. The most innovative of all is the newly-developed infrared heating panel.

Contrary to the claims of some manufacturers, the laws of thermodynamics remain unchanged.  A spokesperson for Electric Heating Expert says “The heating units that apply direct-action are 100% efficient. That includes all heaters in the category of heating panels, radiators and the newly-arrived infrared heaters. One kilowatt or unit of electrical energy will always be converted into a single unit of heat energy.”

Then there are some claims that an infrared heating panel can cost less electric energy than a radiator, there is no physical evidence to support this claim. The fact is any improvement on 100% efficiency would quite literally re-write the laws of physics and usher in a new era of human accomplishment.

Physics Behind the Subject

It is important to consider the physics behind the subject. There are two ways in which heat can be transmitted by an electric heater, these are radiation and convection. Convection works on the fact that heat rises and transfers heat throughout the room. With radiation, the heat is transferred from the heat source itself that can be felt by the people nearby.

Heating panels can only be counted on for radiant heat, but electric radiators are able to harness radiation and convection when heating the room. The kind of heating experience from an electric radiator can be compared to the old wet boiler heating systems.

There have been many recent claims from manufacturers of the infrared heating panels that their products can result in 50% energy reductions in comparisons to another form of heating. The premise is that a 1.0 kW infrared heating panel could heat the same amount as a 2.0 kW electric radiator. While the idea seems to make sense, simple physics dictates that a 2.0 kW electric heater will produce twice the energy of the 1.0 kW infrared heating panel.

Design Flaws

Then there are few other flaws in the design. An infrared heating panel emits only radiant heat. The problem is that this heat is directional. Because the heat waves radiate away from the heat source in a straight line. Because there is no way to benefit from convection that will heat the entire room, people and objects must be directly in front of the heater to feel warm.

In your average home, this will result in various cold spots throughout the home that can only be warmed with the addition of more panels.

Furthermore, convection heat allows the room temperatures and energy consumption to be regulated with a thermostat. The infrared heater must stay on at all times at full capacity to keep a home warm, using 100% capacity at all times. Because the electric radiator can activate and deactivate according to the warmth of the home it will never run at full capacity. In a well-insulated room, it is quite possible that the electric radiator will only use …

Materials in The Manufacture of Furniture

Nowadays many materials are used for the manufacture of furniture, as this industrial sector has evolved over the years. In this article you will be able to see a list with the most frequently used materials, along with its main characteristics, that will help you to identify which type of furniture can be the cheapest, resistant or modern.

Agglomerates: the agglomerate is a material that serves both for the manufacture of furniture and for construction. It is made by pressing and gluing wood fibers and its density is medium. Being composed of these wood fibers, its price is very economical and is ideal for applying lacquers. These fibers are composed of sawdust, wood chips and other remains of the wood, hence its low cost. The quality is inferior to other materials, therefore we must think what quality we are looking for, since a low cost also represents low quality in the case of the manufacture of furniture. We can find very different lacquers, so that the furniture of agglomerate can be valid for all type of decorations.

Solid wood: If we are looking for solid wood furniture, we must think about the degree of hardness and tone we need. There are woods less resistant than others, such as pine and spruce, but also cheaper for the same reason. On the other hand, we can find extremely hard woods, such as oak or chestnut, although their cost will also be higher. The tonality of the wood will also be an important element to take into account, although varnishes of different shades can always be applied. If you looking for the best and the most beautiful furniture, you can visit this site: www.hudsonfurniture.com.au

Plaster: may seem strange, but it is a very used material in the construction for the creation of built-in cabinets or shelves. This material adapts perfectly to any shape or size, so that, applied on a sheet of cardboard and galvanized iron sheets can form different storage spaces where other types of furniture would not have room for their shape or difficulty of handling.

Metals: such as aluminum, steel, iron or galvanized sheet. Lately this material is used a lot to make furniture of rustic or avant-garde style. It is very interesting the combination of wrought iron (which can be hit and molded to taste) with other materials such as wood. For this reason, the manufacture of furniture of this material together with the use of solid woods gives very good result in some decorations, in addition to forming extremely durable and resistant furniture. Of course, the price of these products is also higher than others made with softer elements.

Other materials that have already begun to be used for the manufacture of furniture are methacrylate or polycarbonate. These materials, combined with some wood component are ideal for those spaces decorated with an industrial style, that tendency so fashionable in the days that run. They usually have a simple design, which lightens the spaces visually. …