The temperature is sub-zero outside. It’s freezing cold. You enter into your home into the blessed warmth generated by a radiator. With winters getting colder year by year, the need for radiators has increased drastically in Europe and North America. But what is a radiator? How does it work?
What is a radiator?
A radiator is a heat exchanger used to transfer thermal energy from one medium to another for the purpose of cooling and heating. They are mostly used in electronics, buildings, and automobiles. But overall,there general purpose is to keep home/office warm during shrilling cold winter.
How do they work?
Radiators transfer heat through the principle of convection. In a radiator, hot liquid circulates through exposed pipes, transferring heat by convection. Some radiators come with a coolant and are used to cool car engines.
Where are they used?
Finally, we can say that radiators are here to stay. Ever since they were discovered by Fran San Galli in 1857, they have become an essential item of households. With winters getting colder and summers getting hotter, radiators are effective to keep the temperature mild and pleasant. They are also environmental friendly as instead of using harmful Chlorfluoro carbons as in Air Conditioners, they use fluids to generate heat or cold.