SPRINGWISE: HOME HEATER USES INFRARED RADIATION, SAVING ENERGY

A new heater uses thermal radiation to heat objects directly, using around 30 per cent less energy than traditional systems

Spotted: Most home heating systems have not changed much over the last decades – they use a boiler to heat radiators, or force warm air through vents. They rely on the principle of convection, which is the transfer of heat from one place to another by the movement of a fluid, which for this purpose includes air. However, these systems are energy-inefficient and expensive. Now, one company has developed a new type of radiator, which uses infrared or thermal radiation to heat much more efficiently.

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