Heat exchangers

A hot Tigchel heater releases ambient heat on the basis of radiant heat. The wider the temperature gap between the heater and the surrounding mass (floor, walls, ceiling) the bigger the radiation and the bigger the heat exchange.



In a not-insulated home, the heater will cool down faster than in an insulated home. In other words, experiencing the heated area, the sense of comfort (at 20°C) in part of the building, depends for the most part on the insulation value. The better the insulation, the larger the comfort area.
This first step in exchanging heat is the simplest one, and is particularly comfort-efficient in low-energy homes.

A hot Tigchel heater continuously exchanges heat with its environment on the basis of radiant heat. A floor (under the heater) with floor heating will feel this heat first and most intense. After X hours the heater will heat the floor more than just the floor heating by itself. At this spot the floor heating system receives "new" heat that is evenly absorbed. The floor heating will so intensify the spread of heat throughout the home.

Heat exchangers are available to extract more heat from the heater. Using a heat exchanger to cool down part of the hot flue gases from the heater will result in higher water temperatures (approx. 60°C). For this purpose, one model (model no. 3) is available in four (adapted) versions, each with its own efficiency value on the basis of the size of the heater.

The Tigchel heater can also be connected to an existing central heating or floor/wall heating system (optional extra). This option is available for the 4D and 6D models, as shown in the above diagrams.