Understanding the 3 forms of heating: Conduction – Convection – Radiant

Radiant HEAT, Convection HEAT,  what’s the difference?

What is Radiant Heat?

Radiant heating is a technology for heating indoor and outdoor areas. Heating by radiant energy is observed every day, the warmth of the sunshine is probably the most commonly observed example. Radiant heating as a technology is typically more narrowly defined. It is the method of intentionally using mostly the principles of radiant heat to transfer radiant energy from an emitting heat source to an object. Radiant heat is heat which radiates out from an element, warming objects rather than the air.

Convection Heating

is when heat energy is transferred between a solid and a fluid (liquid or air). Convection is heat transfer by mass motion of a fluid such as air or water when the heated fluid is caused to move away from the source of heat, carrying energy with it. Heat is always transferred from an area of high heat to an area of low heat, regardless of the method. When your hand touches a hot stove, heat moves from the stove to your hand to try to “even out” the amount of heat between the two objects.

Intelli Heat Electric radiators have developed significantly over recent years. They are extremely reliable, affordable units which offer a range of benefits to any occupant looking to heat their property. Using all the benefits of Radiant & Convection Heat, warming up the Air Without Burning the Air, providing an even uniform distribution of the desired temperature in the house.

All Intelli heat electric radiators are made from 100% Pure Italian Aluminium, Why?

Because the Best Heat conductor is Aluminium (called either alluminum or aluminum), looking at the Thermal Conductivity of Metals ALUMINIUM is 144 in comparison with STEEL  a poor 7.

Why does metal feel colder than plastic, if they are both at the same temperature? Metal is a conductor, plastic is an insulator. Metal conducts the heat away from your hands. Plastic does not conduct the heat away from your hands as well as the metal, so the wood feels warmer than the metal.

Intelli heat Cali Avanti designer radiator builds in features :

  • Full Aluminium body with thermal inertia
  • Aluminium side panels  (Not Plastic)
  • Built-in humidifier
  • Colour: RAL 9010 double coated inside and out
  • IP24 protection class 2
  • LCD interface, low consumption programs
  • Daily and weekly programming options
  • Electronic temperature regulation (PI controller)
  • NTC temperature probe
  • 4 Operating Modes:
  • Programming/Comfort/Background/frost protection
  • Child-lock Children Protection Function
  • Multi-zone temperature settings control
  • NF Performance, reducing energy consumption.

Would you buy a Plastic Saucepan ???

IntelliHeat Cali Avanti pur aluminium radiator