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Misunderstandings of Using Electric Floor Heating

Instant-on use is more energy efficient. In order to save power, some users often turn on the thermostat when there are people, and turn off the thermostat when it is not in use. In fact, this approach is wrong. Before explaining why, let's first understand the working principle of electric floor heating.


1. The working principle of electric floor heating


Electric floor heating is a heating system that uses electricity as energy. It is a heating method that energizes the graphene heating film and converts electrical energy into heat energy. Fifty percent of its heat is transmitted through heat transfer, and fifty percent of its heat is transmitted through far-infrared light waves (similar to sunlight).


A built house has a certain amount of heat consumption. If electric heating is used in the room, there will be a certain amount of heat dissipation. If the heat dissipation of the heating exceeds the heat consumption of the house, the temperature will be fixed at the designed temperature. If the heat dissipation is less than the heat consumption of the room, the indoor temperature will be lower than the designed temperature. After starting the heating, first the interior walls of the room begin to absorb heat, reaching a temperature that is basically close to the design (for example, the design temperature is 18°C), and when the heat absorption of the wall is almost the same, the heat dissipation can be balanced by adding the heat of the heat consuming part. At this time, the heat required is much smaller.


Therefore, when using electric floor heating, turn it on an hour in advance (customization or remote control), preheat the wall, and after 30 minutes, the wall temperature is basically warm, you can adjust the electric floor heating to a comfortable temperature (such as 18 degrees), wait for the indoor temperature to rise slowly, so as to achieve energy-saving effect.


2. Common mistakes in using electric floor heating


(1) Misunderstanding 1: Setting high temperature


Some users feel that the room temperature is low, and they need to heat up quickly to set the temperature of the thermostat to a high temperature. This approach is wrong. In the cold winter, the comfortable temperature felt by the human body is between 16 and 20 degrees. Many people mistakenly set the indoor temperature to 26 or even 30 degrees. This heating setting is unscientific.


Electric floor heating sets the temperature to be around 18C, which is scientifically designed according to the energy required by the human body. Each increase of 1°C will increase the energy consumption by about 7%; for each decrease of 1°C, the energy consumption will be reduced by about 5%. The 18°C of electric floor heating is equivalent to 22°C of central heating. Users can flexibly adjust the temperature during the day and night, at home and away by using the temperature controller according to the actual situation.


(2) Misunderstanding 2: Frequent opening and closing doors and windows


Electric floor heating is a mild heating system, and frequent opening and closing of doors and windows has a considerable impact on the heating effect and energy consumption. Therefore, the number of times of opening and closing doors and windows should be minimized during the heating period, and ventilation should also be arranged at noon when the sun is shining.