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Which electric heaters to meet the RT 2012?

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It is composed of a cast iron heating element and a facade that releases a homogeneous heat. Intelligent steering function that memorizes the characteristics of the habitat (insulation, exposure, etc.) and the rhythms of life. Occupancy sensors, open window, consumption indicator. "Maradja", from 700 € TTC, Atlantic.

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Are electric heaters still a reliable solution to fight the winter cold? With RT 2012, Maison Magazine takes stock of electric heaters.

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Given that the legislator considers that 1 kWh of electricity consumed at home is equivalent to an expenditure of 2.58 kWh of primary energy (losses in production and during transportation), a house heated with electricity must consume, in the south of France, not 40 kWhep / m2 / year (heating and hot water), but 40 divided by 2.58, or 15.5 kWh / m2 / year!

This is still possible with a heat pump, but if you choose an electric heating radiators, meet the standard becomes virtually impossible in the north of France. In any case, a direct electric heating requires to reinforce the insulation of the house and to choose radiators equipped with regulators powerful, even intelligent. In this case, the production of domestic hot water is provided either by a thermodynamic water heater or by a solar water heater with electric booster.

This electric radiator with inertia has an intelligent regulation, which memorizes your rhythm of life and anticipates the time of rise in temperature: thus, it can operate drops of temperature in your absence and ensure the comfort for your return in the room. Detection of openings and closures of windows: you can ventilate without worrying about radiators. "Ecuador 2", Thermor.

This solar water heater with electric booster has a 300 liter flask for semi-instantaneous production of ECS, and a double shell polypropylene lined with polyurethane foam. The panels are only supplied with water if there is sufficient sunshine: the antifreeze, which reduces the exchange efficiency and adds to the maintenance, is useless. Daikin.

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