What makes us different?

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The Concealed Hybrid Heating System we developed is first of its kind in the heating industry. Not only is it discreet and modern, but due to innovative solutions, it has a range of unique benefits which make it stand out among all other traditional systems.

We are proud to have designed a system which is hypoallergenic, promoting healthy environment inside your house. By making revolutionary choice to place the heat source inside the wall, we could reverse processes that normally accompany heating. Both traditional systems and underfloor heating warm the air inside the room, which means that in the winter the air maintains higher temperature than the walls. The condensation which happens on contact of this heated air with cold wall is inevitable, causing damp which leads to development of mould and fungi. Our system guarantees that the walls remain warmer than the air, preventing condensation. While the walls stay dry, the air inside is more humid than in traditional systems, making it easier and healthier to breathe inside. Another common problem related to heating is dust. Not only does our concealed system eliminate the need for external radiators which tend to gather dust in their nooks and crannies, but it also doesn’t involve convection. By maintaining stable temperature across entire room, our system doesn’t force air to circulate along with dust particles. This way we can prevent not just respiratory issues related to dust, but also eliminate unsightly dirt marks on the walls. Finally, very important benefit of our system is savings on energy which we make possible by heating your house in the smartest possible way. While other heating systems focus on generating heat, they can’t stop it from escaping through the walls. Our product solves that problem – it prevents heat losses by placing the heat source just where they occur, making it the most efficient system on the market.

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All of this makes us not only different, but also better for you, your house and your family.

Who are our customers?

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Just as it might be difficult for the customers to find the right business to meet their needs, it is sometimes just as hard for the businesses to find an excellent client. Fortunately, this was ever the case for us. Simply because we offer the top quality product and best service we can. This makes us suitable for a wide range of customers.

Generally speaking, our clients can be divided into two categories: individual and business customers.

Individual customers

They’re usually private homeowners, who initially noticed us and our product during fairs such as Ideal Home Show and Grand Designs. Each customer visiting our stall was impressed by our system and many of them decided to modernise their house after talking to our experts. They are people who value the quality of our heating system and the benefits it offers. If we could describe their lifestyles, we would say their main priorities in life include caring for their family’s health, being eco-friendly and having an eye for innovative as well as cost effective solutions. Also, all of our clients had one thing in common-the desire of making their homes unique. Many of our clients recommended our services to their friends and family, which we appreciate immensely. We think this is the best measure of our success.

Business clients

We work together with many property developers, architects, plumbers, interior designers and fitters. These companies can offer our heating solutions to wide range of clients, which facilitates the interior design and planning the energy expenses. We guarantee our system to be energy efficient and we can help control the cost of energy, which is especially useful for big commercial buildings such as hotels, who appreciate the convenience and opportunity to lower their heating bill at the same time.

Merry Christmas

Even we go traditional during this festive season!

We will be closing for Christmas 21.12.2018 and returning 4.01.2019

Global warming and how we can help with energy efficiency

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In many ways the summer of 2018 in Europe will be remembered as a good one. We experienced warm weather and in places such as the UK, this was a welcome break from the drab conditions often associated with a British summer.

However, the warm weather was uncharacteristic and part of the more worrying trend of global warming.

While, citizens of some countries might wish for a few degrees increase in regular temperatures such as those in Northern Europe, the consequences of such an increase are already beginning to be seen.

Cows are dying of thirst in Switzerland, glaciers are melting in many Alpine areas across Europe and forest fires are breaking out in Sweden, a country not known to frequently experience this phenomenon.

Global warming is clearly an issue that will affect so many parts of our day to day lives from farming, food and water supply, the infrastructure of our towns and more.

Energy and Global Warming

Global warming is directly linked to the process of acquiring energy. We acquire energy through two means; non renewable and renewable forms.

Most of our energy is still supplied through non renewable means i.e. coal, oil and gas. These are finite resources and will eventually run out one day.

As an added downside, the process of getting the energy from them releases CO2 into the atmosphere which contributes to the phenomenon of global warming.

Renewable energy, on the other hand harnesses the naturally occuring forms of energy this earth has blessed us with.

This can come in the form of solar power captured from solar panels, wind power captured by wind turbines and many others. These will never run out and even better, they do not contribute to global warming.

Governments and organisations are starting to adopt these measures but they are more expensive than the cheap dirty stuff.

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Energy usage

Part of the issue is not simply that we have used non renewable energy to power our homes, cars and so on. We did that for the last century and the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere remained under dangerous levels.

The problem is that the global population exploded at an unprecedented rate since the middle of the twentieth century and all of those people need energy. We are also more wealthy as a society than ever before and that’s given us access to more products that also need energy to function.

Phones, laptops, games consoles, TVs – they all need energy.

However, it is a basic human right to have shelter – that is not a luxury. This shelter should provide protection and comfort from outside weather through the seasons.

In winter, we want to be warm. In summer, we want to be cool. In the face of the environmental crisis we face, our homes must be designed with energy efficiency at the forefront.

What can we to do about global warming?

If we can cut down on our energy usage we can make the resources we have last longer while sustainable energy is more widely adopted.

One way to cut down on energy usage is to make sure that the energy we do use gets used for the task we want it to and none of it gets wasted.

So when we want to make the house warmer in winter, the energy used is only used to carry out that task.

At Three Thermo we are committed to making sure all future energy supplied to our houses is used more efficiently.

We believe our concealed radiators are part of that solution. As well as the environmental benefits of increased energy efficiency, our radiation system generates 40-50% energy savings compared to convection solutions which means you’re also financially better off.

10 fun facts you didn’t know about heating

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So you’re probably thinking there is not much to know about heating your home, only that you need it in the winter and it is progressively getting more expensive!

However below, we have 10 facts hopefully you will bear in mind the next time you switch on your heater.

10 home heating facts you never knew

  1. Guess who created heated floors? Yes that’s right, they have done it again! The Romans would place slabs over a heated source.

  2. July 2018, was the hottest month in the UK in 2018 with temperatures averaging 30 degrees +! Ouch, remember those figures when you’re shivering in the early hours of the Great British winter. 
  3. Newer is not always better? This phrase definitely does not apply when it comes to heating! Older radiators such as those used by the Victorians, were made out of cast iron and would weigh more than 490 pounds per square foot. 
  4. Artificial heating can impact the way in which we tolerate and react to natural temperature. heating facts radiator

    For example, if we are used to having the heating on all year round including in 25 degree heat, when we do not have our heating on we may feel cold even though 25 degree heat in Britain is far from cold! Interesting! So, next time your colleagues says they are cold… believe them!

     

  5. At 140 degrees it can take 5 seconds to burn skin and therefore when setting your water heater, it should be no more than 120 degrees. Stay safe and warm this winter. 
  6. Nasa states that when the temperature reaches 35 degrees celsius, our work output decreases by 45%. Next time there is a heatwave, tell your boss! 
  7. Polar bears may have white fur however, they have black skin! This is used to help absorb heat from the sun. 
  8. Although all sentient beings are affected by heat, apparently so are objects. The tennis balls at Wimbledon are kept refrigerated at 20 degrees celsius until they are used. 
  9. 1 wind turbine can generate electricity for 1,400 homes. WOW! Who knew the wind can be help keep me warm! 
  10. Solar power doesn’t always need sun! Solar power harvested during sunlight hours can be stored using salt and used for power in the night. This is done in Spain and produces 7 hours of energy.

I hoped you enjoyed all the fun facts! Be sure to stay tuned!

Gone like the wind – the new way to power energy in the UK

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It has been announced that by 2030, parts of the UK could possibly be powered by offshore wind power.

As strange as it sounds, this form of energy is clean, affordable and has been used worldwide. For approximately the first 3 months of 2018, wind power has provided 44% extra energy to the national grid, which works out to be around 5 million homes.

Although, this occurred in Scotland, it does not mean to say this method cannot be replicated across the UK.

Climate change means energy change

Climate change has presented itself as a real threat, and therefore discovering new economic, effective and sustainable ways to power our homes and societies in general has never been so important.

Raising awareness about more eco friendly ways of generating energy is an issues many politicians and world climate experts has been discussing for several years.

In order to reach a conclusion there are a few pros and cons about wind energy that will need to be considered.

Bearing in mind what it costs to provide nuclear energy, wind powered energy has low operating costs and can produce far more energy than what the whole population would require.

This averages to about 20 x times more than the typical usage is in the home.

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Wind turbines providing efficient energy

Additionally, wind turbines do not occupy a lot of space and are a source of renewable energy, which comes from the sun, so it will never run out.

As a result of these reasons, this means that energy produced by wind turbines are on the increase and is growing by 25% a year as quoted by a US study.

However, after analysing communities who have been using wind turbines for a substantial period of time, there are some associated disadvantages.

The initial cost of installing a wind turbine can be costly as well as the time it can take for a turbine to become a net electricity producer.

Such factors can be off-putting especially when being compared to fossil and coal fuels.

What are the downsides of wind turbines?

Wind turbines have often been criticised as being unpredictable. For example, during summer it will not be possible to power anywhere near 5 million homes with turbine energy, simply because there is not enough wind.

Home would need to be powered conjunctively with other forces of energy. Although, if a cost effective mechanism of saving wind was invented, then this would be a possibility.

With much of the conversation regarding turbines being noted as green, there are negative aspects also associated with this very nature.

Due to the size, turbines are often located on farms or in the countryside, as a result much of the flying local wildlife are gravely affected and struggle to survive.

Furthermore, the sound of the turbines are known to cause noise pollution for residents and wildlife, although this issues has said to be reducing as the newer forms of the turbine that use offshore energy are not as loud.

To summarise, wind turbines are a real competitor within the energy sector and should be considered by governments as a more substantial method of eco energy usage.

With the increase of awareness about renewable energy sources and the devastating impact of fossil fuels on the environment, turbine energy continues to be the fastest growing energy with the least negative social impact.

How to Ensure Clean Air For Your Home

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Air surrounds us everyday. It follows us wherever we go, both indoors and outdoors. But what we can control is whether the air in our home is clean or dirty.

Most of us spend much of the day inside. We are a society that has evolved to spend more time indoors than out, especially in urban areas.

The average Brit spends just 8 per cent of their time outside during weekdays. We travel from our homes to work or school back home.

The time we spend outside has cut down significantly since the days of the hunter gatherer.

Outside air is largely out of our control. The quality of that air is determined by other people’s actions.

Fumes from car exhausts and the burning of fossil fuels from factory plants all contribute to making it a little harder to breathe outside.

In major urban cities there is a growing problem of air pollution. In the UK, children growing up in polluted, urban cities like London develop stunted lung capacity that is 8 to 10 per cent smaller.

The good news – we can control air quality inside but what happens when we don’t look after it properly.

Mould forms in the air

Mould is a microscopic organism that occurs naturally. We need mould as it helps to break down organisms in a natural way, composting would not be possible without it.

A little mould is not a bad thing for the human body – we can eat blue cheese after all! However, we do not want it growing inside our homes and buildings.

How does it form?

You come in from a from freezing cold walk home and jump straight into the shower. You might have a slightly longer shower than normal. As you look around, water droplets have formed on all the surfaces.

That’s condensation. Excess moisture caused like this is is just one way mould can form over time. Other ways excess moisture can enter a building is through leaking pipes, damage to the roof or windows.

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How is mould harmful to us?

As a healthy person with a strong immune system, the effects of mould may not be immediately felt. However, if left to fester, mould can cause allergens, irritants and in extreme circumstances, toxic substances.

People with respiratory or immune problems will feel the effects greater if exposed to them. They might experience symptoms such as itching, sneezing and sore throats, much like any allergic reaction.

The best course of action is prevention as opposed to treatment. To make sure mould doesn’t build up in the first place you need to make sure your home or work place is properly ventilated. Too much moisture in the air is the main cause of your mould problems.

You can:
  • Open windows for a few minutes each day.
  • Invest in better insulation.
  • While cooking or showering, open windows, turn the fan on and close the door to the room.

Or:

Get yourself a 3thermo concealed radiator.

Our technology guarantees appropriate moisture (40-60%) and clean air without any additional air humidifiers or mechanical filters.

Learn more or get in touch with us – office@3thermo.com

Innovative houses of the future with the 3THERMO heating system

Near Poznań, just by the beach on Lake Kierskie in the Chyby Tarnowo Podgórne municipality), a complex of 10 prestigious residences is being built – On the Lake Chyby Housing Estate. We are glad that 3THERMO can participate in this pro-ecological project of the EM4 developer and contribute a bit to the construction of houses of the future. The residences in Chyby are made of solid timber insulated with wood wool, and they achieve the parameters of a passive house.

In the houses of the future, a range of innovative pro-ecological solutions has been used, including, amongst other things, their own photovoltaic power stations, 3THERMO heating systems and heat pumps. According to the investor, the inhabitants of the On the Lake Chyby Housing Estate will be almost completely independent of external power supplies, and top-quality equipment will influence the comfort of living, e.g. three-pane windows and an intelligent house management system.

3THERMO in Poznan’s ZOO

ZOO in Poznan has finished the installation of 3THERMO heating system in the monkey enclosure.

Heating using conventional radiators was harmful for the animals and had a negative effect on their health.

The new heating system based on 3THERMO radiators has been approved by a General Veterinary Inspectorate as it is able to simulate a natural environment. It provides an optimal air humidity and heat distribution across the enclosure.

More info:  www.fakt.pl