By Stan Gibilisco
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760 m (a little less than 30 in) high at sea level. 01 ϫ 105 newtons per meter squared (N/m2). We don’t think of air as having signiﬁcant mass, but that is because we’re immersed in it. 29 kg/m3. 6 kg. In the earth’s gravitational ﬁeld, that’s just about the weight of a full-grown man. Electric Resistance Heating The most straightforward way to obtain heat from electricity is to apply a voltage to a resistive element, causing current to ﬂow through it. When this is done, heat is CHAPTER 3 Heating and Cooling with Electricity 41 generated in the form of infrared (IR) radiation.
Older steam radiator systems are notorious for hissing and clanging as the pipes expand and contract. Noises of this sort are rare in well-designed, properly operating, newer hot-water systems. • Any type of radiator becomes hot to the touch and can burn a person who comes into direct contact with it. • In a hot-water system, the water must be kept free of minerals to prevent deposits from building up in the pipes, water heater, and/or boiler. This requires the use of a good water softener (or in the ideal case, distilled water).
Let the buyer beware! When using a heater of this kind, the instructions should be carefully read and heeded in every detail. Neglect or improper use can cause burns, ﬁres, or electrocution. RADIANT ELECTRIC RESISTANCE ZONE HEATING In radiant electric resistance zone heating, the elements can be installed in the ceiling. This ensures that there is little chance for obstruction, and that people will not accidentally come into contact with hot elements. Reﬂectors direct nearly all the heat energy downward into the room, and minimize the amount that escapes by conduction through the ceiling or roof.