The Process of Making Heat From Electricity
Efficiency is important, particularly when it comes to the amount of energy you are using at home. If you are efficient, you do not have to pay as much money when your monthly bill rolls around. However, most people don’t understand how to become more efficient at using energy. We know that there are simple ways to conserve energy; for example, you can line dry your clothes rather than putting them in the drier. But, it is difficult to know how much of a difference those actions really make, and they can be time-consuming and tedious. As the weather grows colder, though, one thing is certain; you’ll be spending a lot of money on your heating bill.
If you have a gas and water heating system, there is one big change you can make that will have a huge impact on your efficiency. Make the change to electric heating radiators and watch yourself save a ton of money going forward.
Electrical Becomes Thermal
Both electricity and heat are a type of energy. Energy is everywhere in the world, and it is possible to change one kind of energy into another. Electrical energy is generated from particles that are either charged, moving or stored. Electrical potential energy is created from stored particles. Kinetic energy is created from particles travelling along an electrical current. Thermal energy is a little different; it is created from molecules or atoms that are not stagnant, and heat is created as a result of their movement. The quicker these molecules and atoms are the more heat that is generated.
How Is Energy Converted?
Resistance is at the heart of this process. As resistance builds up, the molecules start to vibrate and move more quickly. That is how thermal energy is generated. Typically, it’s the coils, located in an exterior casing, that do most of the work. That is why you will see a coil in the kettle, located near the bottom.
How Does Heating Factor In?
We bring this up because electric radiators function to take electrical and change it into thermal energy. It is why they are so efficient and stand head and shoulders above water heated radiators. With a regular radiator, it is the hot water that generates the heat. That water flows through the radiator and then continues on its journey. Therefore, the water must get heated at one location and then move to each individual radiator. That can take a while. The water must get warm first, and then it has to stay warm on its journey. Electric radiators are different. You don’t have to worry about a central heating unit or even pipes. It works by tapping into an electrical current coming out of your power supply. It then takes that energy and makes it into thermal energy through a set of coils. That energy is able to generate heat. It is much more efficient because energy is not wasted on getting the water hot and then transporting it. It is also a faster process as well.
This is our business, and we can help you efficiently create heat from electricity at your home. Take a look at our line of electric radiators; they can reduce your heating bill by fifty percent and you won’t have to sacrifice any heat as a result. We know that no two people are the same. As a result, we have a number of different designs, so you can choose a style that looks best in your space. Are you interested in learning more? Contact us and we’ll be happy to speak with you and provide you with a quote at no charge