All the energy you put into motors comes out as heat. Every bit.
Furthermore it does it exactly as efficiently as an electric furnace.
Same kwh gives the same heat.
All the energy you put into lights, incandenscent or flourescent, comes
out as heat. It may be light first, but it hits the walls and gets absorbed
(otherwise the room would keep getting brighter and brighter, wouldn't it!).
It gets absorbed into what? Heat. All of it.
Execept what goes out a window.
It is all 100% efficient electric heating. Gas may be cheaper as heating,
It's just that an efficient motor doesn't save as much as you think if
it's running as part of a furnace. Whatever inefficiency it has contributes
to heating at a 100% rate; as well as its efficient part! Motion winds up
as heat too.
So you say its as efficent to use incansesants as T8 . In winter no
not if you are like 90% of US with elec being double the cost of gas,
also that " Heat ' may be up high or on a wall where you may not need
it. Basement, outside, garage, etc. In summer Its stupidity. You pay
to cool , so why heat with incandesants.
Motor heat, Noise, Listen to your chimney , there is your noise energy,
Why run a less efficent motor , especialy in cooling mode. You just
pay more to cool.
Take a house with flourescents vs incandesants, and a 94% Ac furnace
vs DC Utilities will be lower with T8 and DC winter and summer . In
theory what you say sounds sounds ok for winter for areas of low KWH
cost that dont run AC and heat minimaly. But how many of us are in that
locale. and how often will the perfect balance of light heat be optimal.
Not often. Its most efficent to use efficent products
It can't pile up without getting hotter and hotter; so it has to leak away to
somewhere where it can leave the house. The usual exits involve its heating the
house first. It doesn't, after all, get hotter and hotter. It only gets hot
enough so its leak rate equals its heat generation rate. If you insulate it,
it just gets hotter until this equality applies again, and it's sending out
heat at the rate it's generating it.
you're presupposing the heater is actually inside the insulated portion of
the house. in my house, it's in a closet on an exterior wall, and the only
door goes outside and isn't very well insulated (it needs air intake through
therefore, the excess heat is heating the outside, not to my benefit.
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