Efficiency is perhaps the most important thing to consider in energy usage at home. The more you can increase your efficiency, the lower your monthly bills are going to be. Unfortunately, many of us are clueless when it comes to finding ways to improve the efficiency of their energy usage. You can always give up using your dishwasher and turn the lights off whenever you leave a room; however, these things aren’t going to bring you significant savings. If you take a closer look at your monthly bills, you’ll probably notice that heating takes up a lot of the total amount.
If you use gas and water heating systems, you can significantly improve efficiency by switching to electric heating.
Turning Electrical Energy into Heat
Electricity and heat are both, at their essence, forms of energy. Our whole world is made up of various forms of energy, some of them being convertible into other forms. Electrical energy is defined as a form of energy occurring from the storage or the movement of charged particles. When stored, the energy is known as electric potential energy. When moving in an electrical current, it is kinetic energy. Thermal energy is defined as the energy form resulting from the relative movement of atoms or molecules, a movement which generates heat. The faster these atoms or molecules move, the more thermal energy they have.
How Do You Convert One Form Of Energy To Another?
This particular case relies on the build-up of resistance in the electrical system. This force makes molecules to vibrate and travel at higher speeds, thus generating thermal energy. This is usually achieved by using coils inside an exterior casing. That’s the reason why your kettle has a coil at its bottom and how electrical heating systems work.
How Does This Relate To Heating?
We have to mention this because electric radiators work on the principle of converting electrical to thermal energy. This is what makes them more efficient than hot water based radiators. The standard water radiator gets heated by the hot water which is pumped through the heating system. As the water circulates through pipes and radiators, it needs to be heated at its central source, which can be a boiler and pumped out into the system again. This is why these heating systems take a while to “warm up” – the water needs to heat and stay hot when it reaches the radiator. In case of electric radiators, you don’t need any pipes or a central heating unit. All you need to do is to plug the radiator into your power supply and switch it on. Its coils will convert electrical energy into thermal energy that heats up the room by radiating out. This means there’s no energy waste in the system. Besides, the radiator will heat up much faster, so you’ll need to keep in running for less time.
At Electric Heating Expert, we are able to help you produce heat from electricity at home in the most efficient way possible. We have a wide range of electric radiators ideal to help you lower your heating bills this winter by a whopping 50 percent, without having to put on one more coat. Besides, we are fully aware that different people may have different preferences, so we carry a wide array of styles, shapes and colours to suit your interior decor and your personal taste. Do you need more information about our selection of electric radiators? Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and quote. This won’t bind you to any kind of agreement, so you can get in touch with our specialists without worrying you’ll need to buy anything from us.