Commission of the European Union (EU) has set a goal in its statement Towards a European Strategy for Nanotechnology of 12 May 2004 – to cement the EU leading role in experimental developments and innovations, related to nanotechnologies, deciding at the same time all issues related to the environment protection, security and public health.
Nano designates the billionth part of a number (10-9). Having reached such sizes, materials begin showing different physical, chemical and biological properties. Thus, nanotechnologies allow changing basic properties of materials without changing their chemical composition. Researches allowed creating carbon-copper-polymer films, after connecting electric current to which, they start radiating not only heat rays, but also long infrared rays, which in turn make water molecules in surrounding objects swinging, creating warmth feeling.
Carbon-copper and polymer alloy films, integrated under floor surface, make floor in your apartment (bathroom, hall, nursery, terrace, balcony, etc.) a large radiator, heating of which uses electric power. Nothing else is needed but to maintain comfortable temperature. Your floor will always be warm and dry.
Unfortunately, nothing is for free in this life. However, although you will have to pay electric bills, the efficiency of this consumption will be by far higher than other heating types. The main advantage is that comfortable temperature is reached within several minutes, rather than after considerable time, how it is with traditional heating systems, where warm air convection is used.
If your apartment rooms are overfilled with massive furniture and carpets, then electronic floor is not for you. Carpet delays heat distribution. It is not recommended also to place furniture on electronic floor, surface of which is located closer than 10 cm to the floor.
If area of your room is, say, 20 sq. m, then, if only you don’t have any furniture along the walls in this room (why would you want to heat a wardrobe?), fill coefficient can be 0.8. Then you will need to use approx. 16 sq. m of film. If the power of 1 sq. m of film is approx. 150 W, then 2.4 kW power is necessary. If you entrust temperature control to automatic thermal regulator (different modes in different times of day), then floor operation coefficient will be approx. 0.2-0.3. So, feeling of absolute comfort will require from you 24 h x 2.4 kW x 0.2, or approx. 12 kWh every day. However, if you don’t need to feel home like in a sauna the power consumption can be decreased. And, most important, you heat yourself and your peers, rather than air under the ceiling.
Electronic floor is covered with polymer layer, which provides for flexibility and protects against minor mechanical damages. Even if you will drive an axe into parquet, you will only be able to damage some square centimeters of the heating surface. Floor is not subject to corrosion, and polymer deterioration period is longer than that of concrete!
Electric heating is one of the safest heating types. However, in order to guarantee your safety, better entrust electric connection to professional electrician!
Electronic floor films and temperature regulators have CE compliance certificates.
Around 12 years in market approved the compliance of the technology to the demands of society.