Posted: Friday, April 14, 2023
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Heating and powering your home using traditional energy sources, such as gas and electricity, is continuing to fall in popularity. This is due to multiple factors, the most common of which are the ever-increasing prices and the population realising the harm that these methods are doing to the environment. We recognise the importance of keeping up with the wants of our customers and doing our bit for the environment. Therefore, we are proud to create Cast Iron Radiators that are suitable to be powered using alternative energy sources.
What Is Alternative Energy?
‘Alternative energy is energy that does not come from fossil fuels, and thus produces little to no greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2). This means that energy produced from alternative sources does not contribute to the greenhouse effect that causes climate change.’
Climate change describes long-term shifts in weather patterns and temperatures. While these occur naturally for many reasons, since the 1800s, the main driving force behind these changes has been human activity. For a healthier environment for future generations, it’s important that we all do our bit to limit the fossil fuels that we are using up. One way to do this is to heat your home using alternative energy sources.
How To Heat Your Property With Alternative Energy Sources
Our radiators can be used with a vast range of energy sources. If you are trying to minimise your carbon footprint, we would suggest using one of the following methods.
Ground Source Heat Pumps - These work by installing pipes deep enough in the ground to be held at a constant temperature between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius. The slightly warmed water from the piping is then sent into the building via a compressor pump which further increases the water temperature. Once warm enough, this is then pumped around your Cast Iron Radiators to warm your home! If you would like to learn more about this method please visit this previous blog.
Air Source Heat Pumps - Similar to ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps take heat from the outside world and use this to warm your home.
- Outside air is drawn in over a collection of tubes filled with refrigerant gas, which circulates at -28°c to extract heat from the air outside.
- The gas passes through a compressor, which raises the pressure and temperature, causing it to change from a cold gas to a hot liquid.
- The compressed hot liquid passes into a heat exchanger that warms water for both your Cast Iron Radiators and your taps. The refrigerant then turns back into a cold gas and the cycle starts all over again.
Solar Power - Solar power is created by harnessing the sun’s energy and converting it into usable power for our homes. This is a very popular form of alternative energy and you will most likely have seen a ‘solar farm’ or solar panels on homes. Find out more about how they work here.
All of these energy sources can be used to heat our Cast Iron Radiators!
Creating Your Radiator
Now that you know you can heat your home in an eco-friendly way using our radiators, it’s time to create your model! To do so, simply visit our website and select from over 50 different styles and over 10,000 colour and finish options! Alternatively, you can select your purchase from our ready made range.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01400 263320 or email email@example.com.
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