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comment How can I compute heat retention of a heated ceramic floor?
Thanks! This is primarily to help determine the feasibility of electric heated floors before installation though. I don't mind making lots of assumptions, and it would be nice if I could get a very rough estimate of the change in temperature over time. Incidentally, the basement is living space so I don't want to insulate between the floors.
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comment How can I compute heat retention of a heated ceramic floor?
So the remaining unanswered part of the question is how do I compute the heat loss throughout the day once the heating elements are disabled?
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comment How can I compute heat retention of a heated ceramic floor?
Thanks, this is a great start! In my case it's cost prohibitive to use a fluid heating system as well as concrete. I'm limited to electric with ceramic tile. I assume I can just plug in the density and thickness of ceramic tile and do the same math.
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revised Why does higher acceleration minimize a car's fuel consumption?
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comment Why does higher acceleration minimize a car's fuel consumption?
Good point about the constant energy used by systems regardless of the vehicle acceleration.
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comment Why does higher acceleration minimize a car's fuel consumption?
I'm not asking about what happens after you reach a target speed--meaning for the purposes of the question, braking is irrelevant. Also, the question is not about maintaining speed--it's about reaching a speed. You may just want to delete your answer.
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comment Why does higher acceleration minimize a car's fuel consumption?
Rate of acceleration has no impact on the amount of time I push the brakes; and increasing the rate of acceleration certainly does not reduce the amount of braking needed. Cruise control also has nothing to do with acceleration, unless you're implying that one should use cruise control to increase the speed rather than your foot. Regardless, my question isn't about how to improve fuel economy, it is about the physics factors at play causing quicker acceleration to result in better fuel economy.
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