It is noticeable now more than ever the impacts of climate change on world, and so the importance of reducing our carbon emissions must grow. There are various ways things are changing, of which one of those changes is renewable or alternative energy. This is harnessing energy from our natural resources that can’t be depleted such as wind/air, ground, water and sun in the form of wind turbines, heat pumps and solar panels.
Within the UK the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government run scheme set up to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies in the households and businesses through financial incentive. This scheme is the first of its kind in the world and will hopefully contribute to our 2020 ambitions.
Renewable technologies such as heat pumps and Solar Panels are most common in the domestic market and will warm water or contribute in the case of solar for central heating systems. However both will heat water at a lower temperature (around 38-45 degrees C) compared to your standard boiler (around 75-85 degrees C), this is due to it absorbing heat from natural environments such as the air, ground or sunlight. This means to achieve the same heat output and comfort levels in your home you either need larger radiators to compensate for the lower water temperatures and loss of heat output or more efficient ones.
Example: For 800 watts of power at 45/38 flow and return with a room temperature of 20 degrees C.
Our award-winning Low-H2O radiators with Dynamic Boost Effect (DBE) Technology are the perfect partner for renewable heat technologies. Clever technology means smaller radiators.