Analysis of the Impact of the Fireplace Heating on the Energy Performance of the Family House

  • Rastislav Ingeli Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinského 11, 81005 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Peter Buday Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Radlinského 11, 81005 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Abstract

Reduction of energy use in buildings is an important measure to achieve climate changes of mitigation. It is essential to minimize heat losses when designing energy efficient buildings. For energy efficient building in a cold climate, a large part of the space heating demand is caused by transmission losses through the building envelope. In compliance with the today's trend of designing sustainable and energy-saving architecture, it is necessary firstly to solve the factors influencing the energy balance. This year the subsidy for houses has been valued at € 8,000. The condition is that the building is classified in the energy class A0 according to the Energy Performance Act. Energy class A0 characterizes nearly zero energy buildings. The main concern is for the public to become interested in such buildings. The subsidy is designed to reward and promote those buildings that their heat and technical characteristics and modern technical equipment that meet energy class. In addition to a good plan to raise the profile of such buildings, there has been a lot of speculation to help make buildings in energy class A0. They are mainly owners of family houses where there is no gasification and are forced to have electricity as a source of heat and hot water. Electricity has a high primary energy factor, which means that buildings do not have to be approved.

Keywords: fireplace heating, energy efficiency of buildings, building energy class, flow simulation
Published online
2020-03-13
How to Cite
Ingeli, R. and Buday, P. (ONLINE) “Analysis of the Impact of the Fireplace Heating on the Energy Performance of the Family House”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPme.14979.
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