Day: November 10, 2017

Designer Radiators, Valves: Function and Design Working Together

Designer Radiators, Valves: Function and Design Working Together

Home Improvement
When you mention the word “radiator,” most people will think of two very practical items: the part of their car carrying this name and the equipment used to heat a home or other building. The home radiator, similar to the unit in a vehicle, is a heat exchanger. The idea is to transfer heat (thermal energy) to heat or cool, depending on the specific system. In this instance, the focus is on home heating, though the two types of radiators have similar tasks. The name gives some indication of how this equipment works. Heat from the unit radiates into the surrounding air to provide warmth for the occupants of the room. For those of you who want to be technical and specific, many people insist that a radiator actually works through convection with warmth moving up and cooler liquid or gas/ai