Attic heating

Attic – an attic-type room in residential buildings. Engineering communications and attic heating are necessary conditions for the comfortable use of the premises as a bedroom, playroom, nursery, study.
The attic heating system solves a number of problems:

  • maintains a stable positive temperature in the cold season;
  • does not allow freezing of the room;
  • prevents the formation of ice and reduce the performance of building and finishing materials.
Attic heating

Properly designed attic heating in the house consumes a minimum amount of energy, does not increase its consumption during the heating season, allows you to regulate the temperature in the room and is responsible for a healthy microclimate.

Attic heating: modern methods

There are several ways to heat the attic in a bathhouse and a country house. The first of them is the connection to the common boiler room of the cottage. A pipeline is laid in the attic, radiators are installed through which the coolant circulates – water heated in the boiler room. When choosing the optimal method of heating the room, it is recommended to take into account the following disadvantages of the attic water heating system:

  • The load on the boiler increases: if it was not originally designed to heat the attic, then the temperature in other rooms will drop, and fuel consumption will increase.
  • The attic is removed from the boiler: the coolant reaches the attic with a lower temperature, having already given off heat to other rooms. This reduces the efficiency of attic heating, or leads to the need to install a large number of radiators.

The second way is “warm floor”.
A heating cable connected to the mains is laid under the floor covering over the entire floor area. The temperature is regulated by controllers, it is possible to program the operation of the attic heating system: it will automatically turn on at the right time, or when the temperature drops to the set minimum. But “warm floors” have their drawbacks. Their installation requires serious time and financial costs: you will have to completely re-lay the floors, select fireproof materials with a high heat transfer coefficient, for example, natural stone. To work, you need a permanent connection to the power grid, a lot of electricity is consumed, during the heating season, bills from energy sales companies rise sharply. This is an expensive solution, difficult to implement and maintain.

Attic heating

Therefore, the owners of country cottages recognize thatan economical way to heat the attic is an autonomous system. The principle of operation of the air heating of the attic in the house is as follows: the heater heats the air entering it and pumps it into the room with the help of a fan. Heated air masses circulate, evenly giving off heat to the floor and walls. In the attic, a positive temperature is quickly established. Additionally, excess moisture is removed from the air, rising from the whole house and accumulating in the attic. Building materials are not threatened with dampness or freezing with a sharp drop in temperature. The service life of the roof insulation is increased. So that air heating does not create a load on the power grid, solar-powered devices are selected.

Benefits of using solar energy for attic heating

  1. Autonomy.
    Heating equipment powered by solar energy does not require an electrical connection or the use of other fuels.
  2. Ease of installation.
    Products are installed on the walls or on the roof. Installation is simple and fast, no complex project documentation is required.
  3. Effective work.
    Devices maintain a positive attic temperature throughout the autumn-winter period.

Attic heating using solar energy is used in residential buildings in the USA, Canada, Russia, Europe and the CIS.

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