Many companies are studying new modern and environmentally friendly solutions for home heating.
One of the last discoveries are heating wall panels, an innovative ecological heating system that guarantee great economic benefits and an efficient ecological heating. There are two different formats, the wall picture format and the wall radiator format. Thanks to their innovative technology, they can heat an apartment wasting much less energy than traditional heating systems.
In a short time they will be also available as floor heating systems, easy to install and very cheap, both in the laying that for their handling.
New heating technologies are also finding valid solutions in the floor heating systems using solar energy at zero cost and since they can guarantee pleasant temperature in full respect of the environment.
There are obviously solar panels that often are used in heat-plant to produce hot sanitary water or for home heating and they are also called solar collector. There are two types of solar collectors, flat-plate solar collectors, more common and cheaper, that can be used even if the sky is cloudy, and evacuated-tube collectors that use just the direct radiation and can reach higher temperature but they are much more expensive and more suitable for industrial use.
Of great importance is to compare the old system boiler/radiators with new solar panels/convector and new generation radiators. Talking about saving, it appears quite clear that a new generation radiant panels system decrease fuel costs down to 50% and using even more careful solutions, like using it just in living or working areas, costs fall down by 70%.
Choosing a solar collector, you need also to take care of how much energy is needed for its production, this way you can choose the more appropriate technologies with really low impact on environment and energy waste.
A standard panel of 2m length and 1m width can heat an interior environment of about 30mq of surface. To heat bigger areas it is clearly possible to install more panels.
Another solution, especially in isolated places, is the use of a wood-burning stove or pellet stove or biomass cook stove. They all have reached a very good level of efficiency and reliability and in addition they don’t produce any toxic waste because they burn just natural fuels.
The infrared rays heating is another new system that allows to heat a house but avoiding any heat outflows.
Traditional radiators heat the air and the air heats the surrounding environment, with the use of infrared rays one step is eliminated. Infrared rays directly heat people and objects inside the house. The radiant heating gives out heat as infrared radiations, similar to solar radiation heat, creating a thermal comfort directly on the body.
This kind of heat is absolutely clean, ecologic and even with a lot of benefits for the body. It also reduces energy waste and so costs fall down.
Actual heating systems, based on not renewable and often not compatible with the environment energy sources are no more sustainable in the long period.
Sooner or later in our houses we will have to cope with the problem of changing heating system in order to use just renewable energy sources in full respect of the environment. Petrol fuel won’t last forever, and also gas is becoming more and more expensive every year, affected by both economic and political reasons.
These are just some new innovative methods to heat our houses, a lot of enterprises are already looking for cheaper and more efficient solutions. And especially environmentally friendly.
This article was written by Michele De Capitani with support from http://www.eurotecbt.it/