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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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  • Future-proofing the data centre, by Barry Maidment
    Rittal
    When reading any IT publication, power, heat or efficiency are always popular topics. The infrastructure market is bustling for position over who has the best solution to deal with these issues. Statements like “Blade Centre...
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  • U-values, the Building Regulations & underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Insulation is required below all underfloor heating systems to stop downward heat transmission. The Building Regulations also stipulate the need for better-insulated buildings and a reduction in building heating requirements.
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  • Vinyl sheet flooring and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Vinyl sheet flooring can be installed on underfloor heated floors, but as with all floorcoverings the manufacturers installation guidelines must be followed. Vinyl sheet floors, by their very nature, do not allow moisture to...
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  • Timber floors and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Underfloor heating can be installed with most types of timber floors quite effectively. Care must be taken however in the design of the system and the flooring materials used to ensure a trouble-free system. Heat output The heat...
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  • Water treatment: prevention is better than cure
    Hamworthy Heating
    To meet the Government's target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, and the increased demand for retrofit faced by the industry (24 million buildings that have already been built are expected to be still in use by...
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  • 5 checks to ensure your chiller is Ecodesign compliant
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    The Ecodesign of Energy related Products Directive (ErP) is a European-wide framework put in place to help the EU achieve its 2020 target to: lower carbon emissions by 20%; increase energy efficiency by 20%; and increase the...
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  • Heat pumps and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Heat pumps are now widely used in preference to boilers, and can work ideally with underfloor heating. However, they are not suitable for all applications and the following guidance is provided for application and installation.
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  • Installing wet underfloor heating: an introduction
    Warmafloor
    How do I operate the system? By a room thermostat in each room. How is the pipe attached to the floor? - A popular system is where pipe is held in position with clips through the insulation. - A wire grid system is available...
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  • Expansion joints and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Expansion joints and crack inducers All screeds expand and contract to some degree so allowance has to be made for this. The perimeter insulation fitted with underfloor heating allows for some of this, however large areas will...
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  • Screeds over underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Except for buildings where the concrete slab is left exposed, such as a warehouse, all concrete floors are covered with a screed layer which provides a final level finish onto which is installed the floorcovering. When underfloor...
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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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  • Increasing heating efficiency with plate heat exchangers
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    How using modern modulating low water content gas boilers in combination with compact modulating low water content plate heat exchangers can meet hot water demand reliably, safely and economically, whatever the type of building...
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  • Why district heating for communal housing is on the rise
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    Properly specified district communal schemes in blocks of flats or across larger developments can provide energy efficiencies and are simpler to administer than unit based approaches. This article explores right sizing, linking...
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  • Plate heat exchangers for commercial applications
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    A hot water system using a plate heat exchanger (PHE) heats water instantaneously and only when required, making it intrinsically energy-efficient. Calorifiers and direct-fired water heaters are less reliable and can empty of hot...
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