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REGULUS-system radiators. Economical, healthy thermal comfort

For many months, we have been presenting our own doctrine on the heating process. Its creation is the result of the analysis of trends in the European construction industry, constantly changing our way of life and work, the structure of expenditures, it is also the result of lessons learned from the knowledge of human physiology in the context of the effects of ambient temperature on human health, not in the short but long-term, in according to the motto "our house cannot hurt us." Due to the format of this publication, we can only indicate elements of our creed. You can read more in previous editions - visit www.regulus.com.pl/en/publications
 
Is it possible to have comfortable, healthy and cheap heating? Yes!
Houses being built nowadays using modern technologies can be broadly divided into two groups: warm houses with high heat storage capability and warm houses with low heat storage capacity (timber-frame houses). Different degree of ability to accumulate heat requires the use of respectively different heating strategies.
 
Which type of heating can be called comfortable?
Air temperature range in which a person feels comfortable, is very diverse. It depends on personal preference, clothing, nutrition, seasons and even the time of day, age and gender. Temperatures ensuring well-being are usually higher for women and older people than for men and younger people. Thus, the same temperature for all household members prevailing in our home for 24 hours a day cannot be comfortable. At a certain stage of life in a new home, yes, but over time our needs related to thermal comfort are becoming more sophisticated, and the compensation  ability of our body becomes smaller and smaller... The feeling of thermal comfort also depends on humidity, and yet the thermometer and thermostat doe not respond to changing air humidity. The temperature, which feels comfortable at low humidity might be considered to be too low at high humidity.

REGULUS-system SOLLARIUS RADIATORWhich type of heating can be called healthy?
Only such, which ensures an easy to achieve thermal balance of the body. Humans with their overproduction of heat in the vital organs must cool them, so the body's thermoregulatory mechanisms are aimed at maintaining the right temperature of the blood's return to the organs. Special protection is required by the headquarters i.e. our brain, to which the temperature of the returning blood from the circuit, i.e. the arteries supplying it, is regulated by the body with an accuracy of 0.1 °C. A full arsenal of mechanisms is used for this purpose, the simplest of which is to regulate blood flow in the arteries and veins of the lower extremities. If the temperature in this area is too high, the body must reach for other mechanisms to help to remove excess heat from the internal organs, such as increasing diastolic blood pressure, increasing heart rate and increasing cardiac output. Long-term maintenance of such a situation leads to permanent changes. Committed work of the organism that supports the process of cooling of the internal organs is no longer relaxing for it... Central heating must serve comfortable cooling of the body without involving non-resting thermoregulatory mechanisms for this purpose. On a side note - you must also remember about air quality.
 
Which type of heating can be called cheaper?
In a warm home, a smaller problem is to provide a very small amount of heat, a greater problem is when there is too much of it. Excess heat raises discomfort, present or future health problems and certain financial losses. How to match the supply of heat to the actual, current heating needs of household members? Heating in modern buildings using heating systems with high thermal inertia (e.g. floor heating) will always be accompanied by large heat losses, because due to their low controllability in our dynamic climate spaces often become overheated. The warmer the building, the greater the risk that there will be too much heat, and each degree above the temperature that we desire means unnecessary loss of 6% of heat to the surroundings. This is due to the unnecessary and therefore undesirable increase in the temperature difference between the interior of the house and its surroundings. Thus, in a warm home, almost a passive one, the emission of heat from the radiators should be controllable to the maximum extent. At any time, we should be able to turn heating on, change its dynamics or turn fully off. All the heat yields - sunshine, kitchen appliances, computers, simple all waste heat, also has an increasing share in the heating loads of new homes. The heating system must work in a way that the heating stops when heat gain occurs. In a house accumulating warmth well, there also should be possibility to implement long-term temporary shutdowns of the heating process. We leave the house for a few hours = heating stops. This stop will mean that there will not be any element in the house that is hotter than its stabilised interior temperature. We lay down to sleep = heating stops. And when we return home and we feel cold = we can turn on short-term heating at full power.
 
Switching off the heating, we switch on energy saving. Only a radiator system with low thermal inertia allows a situation in which the upper temperature limit determined by the user is never exceeded.
 
 
Trench heater with aluminium platformTrench heater with wooden platformExamples of using post-season platform with trench heaters
 
When heating using REGULUS radiators with a low total weight (low weight of radiators with water), due to the very short start-up time of the system, planned breaks in heating can be extended to the maximum and periods of heating can be accordingly shortened. All currently manufactured REGULUS®-system radiator systems optimally fit into the energy-saving trends in the construction industry.  They cooperate with low temperature heat sources such as condensing boilers and heat pumps, as well as with solid fuel boilers, gas boilers and electric boilers. Their water system, constructed of copper, is highly resistant to corrosion, so that REGULUS®-system radiators are covered by a 25-year warranty for leaks, also for open systems, therefore they are an investment for many years, providing lower heating costs and a healthy microclimate resulting from high-quality thermal comfort.
 
Gold Medal at Poznan International Fair
 
 
 
REGULUS®-system manufactures wall-mounted radiators, radiators mounted inside the wall and trench heaters mounted inside floor. The company has won many awards for its products, among others, the Golden Pillar of Construction Award, as well as the   Gold Medal at this year Poznan International Fair.
 
 
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