Using the same physical principle by which the Sun warms us, a company wants to help us spend less.
The arrival of autumn and winter gives us a break from the star king, but also invites us to have to start think about how we will heat our house without having to ruin ourselves, but without being cold. We have explained how the cold affects electric cars, with tips and tricks to avoid damaging the battery, and now we want to show you a new way to heat the homewithout using the classic systems, which is already being tested in other countries.
Forget about radiators, the future is infrared and they know it well in the Netherlands
The Greeniuz company is the one that has devised a system based on infrared panelswhich allows you to save up to 50% on heating when it is cold and which uses all three types of heat They are found in all homes, only in different proportions depending on the system used. Usually, we can heat homes through the convectionthat is, heating the air in the house, through the drivingthat is to say conduct heat in different materials, or through the radiation, heat without the need for air or other means. A radiant floor or a radiator generates heat through these methods, just like these panels, except that in different proportions.
The technology devised by Greeniuz is based on panels that are installed on the roof of housesin each room that you want to heat, and that are capable of emitting long wave infrared radiation. Imagine, as they explain on their website, that this radiation is ‘balls’ coming out of the panel. When you are they hit in some place, generate energy that it ends turning into heat. Properly positioned, the panels are capable of making walls, floors and objects get hotto emit its heat into the air and maintain a temperature uniform.
Greeniuz ensures that this technology makes heating a house more energy efficient, given that the air does not circulate through the room, but rather the objects, walls and floor that radiate the heat, so it will be preserved for a longer time. As explained more graphically, the ‘shell’ of the room will be what stays warm. The panels emit radiation in 160º and the radiate 3.5 meters around. That is why in small rooms and rooms with one panel it could be enough, but in larger places place several panels would be necessary, having different sizes what’s more. At the moment, these are not sold in our country, but if they succeed in neighboring Holland, it would not be ruled out that they end up filling future homes in the coming decades.