Radiators do not need to be placed under the windows
They can be placed in any free space
Existing building standards and guidelines for energy efficiency approach the contemporary construction to features of passive construction.
This enables the adoption of new heating policies or modification of existing ones.
Users of underfloor heating turn it on in early fall and turn off late spring. Due to the high thermal inertia underfloor heating is rarely used for reheating eg during the colder days of summer. It does not pay off. During the heating season, regardless of external conditions, floor usually heats on constant, individually set level.
Whether it is a comfortable solution? For some yes, for some, unfortunately, is not.
Alternative heating strategy.
If the interior of the house will bring the temperature of eg 20° C, and we go to work for 10 hours turning the heating off, this will mean that in your home there will not be any element of a temperature higher than its stable internal temperature of 20° C. In the warm, well warmth-accumulating home, the temperature at the time will not fall or falls by a fraction of a degree. This strategy also works during the nights.
When heating with Regulus heaters, which have low total mass (low mass of radiators with water), due to the very short start-up time of its installation and quick cooling after the shutdown, planned interruptions in heating can be extremely prolonged, and heating periods can be shortened up.
By turning the heating off, we turn energy saving on.
Only the radiator system with low thermal inertia allows a situation, in which the upper temperature limit specified by the user is never exceeded.
Start of heating at full power or cessation occurs in a relatively short time.
When heating is based on radiator with high thermal inertia, such as floor heating, set air temperature is often exceeded. What does it mean to thermal comfort?
Not exceeding the set temperature, the one deemed by us to be comfortable, means no unnecessary loss of energy. Lesser dT between inside and outside of your home, the lesser heat loss, increased dT is greater heat loss. And here is the main source of savings in the use of heaters with a low thermal inertia.
In a warm house, with low coefficient of thermal transmittance of windows, radiators do not need to be placed under the windows. They can be placed in any free space. Place under the window can be used differently, eg small orangery or shelf with books and knickknacks.
Heaters can be decorative by the means color and form, can be very low, long or very tall, narrow… Everything changes.
When using mixed system, it should be one in which the floor heating is of neutral temperature – heated slightly, while all the heat changes of the interior are taken over by much more dynamically working radiators.
After a period of fascination with floor heating, there will be, without a doubt, return to the radiators. But not to those known from the past, but the new generation radiators, working with maximal dynamic.
The next step will belong to the fan coils…