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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Carpets, underlays and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Carpets and underlays have thermal resistance characteristics that will reduce the heat output when fitted over an underfloor heating system. The thermal resistance of a specific type of carpet or underlay is indicated by its tog...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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