- Technical Area
- University of comfort
System engineering plays a key role in design: efficient systems ensure significant energy savings and a high level of perceived comfort.. In order to create a high performance system it‘s not enough just to choose a high-efficiency generator and maybe a heat pump; it‘s important to make sure that all the other components, including the control system, the heat-transfer distribution system for the heating elements, and heating elements, are all high-performance too.
Let us assume that we have a high-efficiency heat generator (98 %), control system (98 %) and heat-transfer distribution system for the heating elements (98 %), but that the heating elements have a lower efficiency, we get the following product 0.98 x 0.98 x 0.98 x 0.85 = 0.80. This shows that just one low-efficiency component seriously compromises the efficiency of the entire system. If, however, all of the system components, including the heating elements, are high-efficiency, the efficiency of the system will also be high, and we get 0.98 x 0.98 x 0.98 x 0.98 = 0.92.
High-efficiency, low-consumption radiant heating and cooling systems are the ideal solution to improve a building‘s energy efficiency and energy rating.
While traditional radiators and/or convection heaters require periodic cleaning and painting, radiant panel systems require little or no maintenance, primarily due to the tubing used for the rings, which is plastic, and therefore not subject to wear due to corrosion.
We can further optimise a system‘s fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by using alternative energy sources, such as thermal solar, photovoltaic or geothermal energy. Geothermal systems use heat pumps to extract the energy from the ground to meet heating requirements (heating mode) and cooling requirements (cooling mode).