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  • Heating outputs: what is a BTU and what is a watt?
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    When discussing the heat output required for a room, It can be confusing when one engineer works with BTU’s and another works with watts. So what is a BTU and what is a watt? BTU and watt are both used to measure the heating...
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  • How to calculate the "delta T" for a radiator
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    After you have worked out the heat requirement for your room (AEL's easy-to-use BTU calculator will help you do this), how can you check that the radiator you have chosen will provide enough heat output? There is a simple...
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  • AEL cast iron radiators – FAQ
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Q What are the advantages of using cast iron radiators? A Cast Iron radiators retain their heat and therefore emit heat for longer periods into your room unlike a modern pressed steel radiator. Cast iron radiators are also...
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  • The advantages of using a plate heat exchanger
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Plate Heat Exchangers are used to either heat up or cool down many different types of fluid. When heating up a fluid such as water the Primary heat source from a boiler or waste water heat recovery system will transfer the heat...
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  • What is 'Delta P' in a heating system
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    The Delta P is the pressure drop in a heating system which can be defined as the difference in total pressure between two points (e.g A and B) of a fluid carried through the pipework or heating equipment such as a radiator as...
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  • What is a solar heating system 'heat dump'
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    A Solar Heating System “Heat Dump” is a thermally conductive central heating heat exchanger such as a FARAL Aluminium radiator that will quickly absorb and disperse high temperature heat away from a Solar Heating System. A...
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  • What are 'Shell and Tube' heat exchangers
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Shell and tube heat exchangers are considered one of the most effective types of heat exchanger available in the UK. A shell and tube heat exchanger has a cylindrical shell with a tube bundle in the centre. The high thermally...
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  • The 5 biggest challenges for HVAC in large, open spaces
    Reznor
    Business owners and facilities managers want to improve their employee’s environment whilst managing the running costs and their carbon footprint. These factors are important when selecting HVAC equipment for premises,...
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  • Single or two pipe central heating system
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Single pipe central heating system A single pipe central heating system operates through a main single feed hot water supply pipe which comes from the boiler supplying hot water to each radiator. Each radiator has a smaller hot...
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  • The cost savings from reducing your carbon footprint
    Reznor
    When building a HVAC solution, cost is always going to be a deciding factor, however, many are unaware that by investing in an economical solution, you can achieve significant reductions in overall costs. When using economical...
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  • Huge opportunity replacing inefficient circulating pumps
    Wilo
    While fitting high-efficiency circulating pumps is now mandatory, Gary Wheatley, Wilo UK’s Training and Technical Manager, believes that there is a huge opportunity around the replacement of existing inefficient models.
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  • Fight against plagiarism: protecting the future
    Wilo
    Counterfeit products can cause significant damage, not to mention the non-quantifiable reputation damage suffered by manufacturers as a result of products that are often of low quality. The best way to deal with this is to use...
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  • Trench Heating Frequently Asked Questions
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    What is the recommended distance away from a floor level full fronted window that a trench heater should be installed? The recommended distance between an AEL trench heater and a full faced window is usually between 20cm to 30...
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  • Underfloor heating versus radiators
    Warmafloor
    Radiators Radiators distribute heat by convection currents which can result in draughts and hot spots. The floor will be coldest zone of the room as hot air rises, whilst the space above your head will be the warmest part.
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  • Essential chiller maintenance winter checklist
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    With chilly weather upon us and likely to be sticking around for the next few weeks, now is the time to ensure you don’t get caught out by having planned, preventative maintenance on your HVAC chillers. Airedale's UK Service...
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